Cyndi Lauper Advises Carole King: Go See Your Show!
According to today's New York Post, Tony Award-winning singer Cyndi Lauper had a strong message for her friend Carole King backstage at last Sunday's Grammy Awards.
The 'Kinky Boots' composer, who picked up a Grammy Award Sunday for the Tony Award winning show, spoke to the legendary singer/songwriter about the new Broadway musical 'Beautiful: The Carole King Story,' which follows the story of King's marriage to troubled songwriter Gerry Goffin. According to reports, King refuses to attend a performance of the show because it deals with a difficult and painful period of her life.
While her daughter Sherry Goffin Kondor, and the show's producers had "begged her" to attend the show's opening night, or in the least, appear onstage after the performance to congratulate the cast, King was still a no-show, choosing instead to spend the evening at her Idaho ranch.
However backstage Sunday night, Lauper told her friend it's time to face the music and even volunteered to attend a performance at her side so that she would have a supportive shoulder to cry on. Despite her urgings, it looks as though the chances of the musician taking her up on her offer are still 'so far away!'
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter began previews on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) on Thursday, November 21, 2013, following a critically acclaimed, sold-out World Premiere in San Francisco. It opened on Sunday, January 12, 2014.
Tony Award-nominee Mueller stars as 'Carole King'; she's joined by Epstein as 'Gerry Goffin', Anika Larsen as 'Cynthia Weil', Jarrod Spector as 'Barry Mann', Jeb Brown as 'Don Kirshner', Liz Larsen as 'Genie Klein', and an ensemble that includes Ashley Blanchet, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joshua Davis,Alysha Deslorieux, Kevin Duda, James Harkness, Carly Hughes, Sara King, Rebecca LaChance,Douglas Lyons, Chris Peluso, Gabrielle Reid, Arbender Robinson, Rashidra Scott, Sara Sheperd, andMelvin Tunstall.
With a book by playwright and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Douglas McGrath, direction byMarc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.