BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Play the Oriental Theatre in Chicago
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical will play the Oriental Theatre in Chicago December 1, 2015 - February 21, 2016. It has not yet been announced whether or not Broadway's Jessie Mueller, a native of Evanston, will make a homecoming.
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Casting has not yet been determined.