VIDEO: Katie Brayben & Cast of BEAUTIFUL Open 2015 Olivier Awards
BEAUTIFUL, THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL opened the 2015 Olivier Awards with a performance of the title song 'Beautiful' performed by 2015 Best Actress in a Musical Olivier Award Winner Katie Brayben followed by a full company performance of 'I Feel the Earth Move'. Check out the performances below and click here for a complete list of last night's winners!
Katie Brayben plays the title role of Carole King, with Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Ian McIntosh as song-writerBarry Mann, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical.
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, is based on the early life and career of legendary singer/ songwriter Carole King. Beautiful has book by Douglas McGrath with words and music by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and is directed by Marc Bruni. Choreography is by Josh Prince with set designs by Derek McLane, costume designs by Alejo Viettii, lighting byPeter Kaczorowski and sound by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations and Music Arrangements are bySteve Sidwell. Beautiful - The Carole King Musical will be produced in London by Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is the untold story of her journey from school girl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom. Along the way, she became one of the most successful solo acts in music history, and wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Multi award-winning Carole King fought her way into the record industry as a teenager and sold her first hit, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, when she was just seventeen. By the time she was twenty she was writing number ones for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll, including The Drifters, The Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and The Monkees. In a first for a female singer/songwriter, King's album Tapestry won all three of the 1971 key Grammy Awards-record, song and album of the year. The same year King also won the Grammy for Best Female Vocalist. With more than 25 million records sold, Tapestry remained the best-selling album by a female artist for a quarter of a century. More than 400 of her compositions have been recorded by over 1,000 artists, resulting in 100 hit singles and 6 Grammy awards.