Casting is complete for the return of the nationwide tour of Beautiful — The Carole King Musical, which will reopen in Chicago at the CIBC Theater from Nov. 2-7, more than 600 days after it closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The company will be led by Sara Sheperd as Carole King, James D. Gish as Gerry Goffin, Sara King as Cynthia Weil, Ryan Farnsworth as Barry Mann, Matt Loehr as Don Kirshner and Rachel Coloff as Genie Klein. Sheperd and King were both members of the original Broadway cast of the musical, supporting their respective roles.
The set includes Isaiah Bailey, Edwin Bates, Kaitlyn Nicole Davis, Rosharra Francis, Jamary Alexandra Gil, Kevin Hack, Danielle Herbert, Torrey Linder, Nick Moulton, Nurney, Teshomech Olenja, Monet Sabel, Paul Scanlan, Sarah Sigman and Ben Toomer.
The bio-musical follows King’s rise to stardom, from being part of a team of successful songwriters with husband Gerry Goffin, to his relationship with other writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to become one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.
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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theater on January 12, 2014. It performed 2,418 regular performances and ended on October 27, 2019. The show features an Oscar-nominated book by Douglas McGrath with a directing by Marc Bruni and a choreography by Josh Prince. The sheet music includes popular songs written by King, Goffin, Weil and Mann.
The creative team also includes set designer Derek McLane, costume designer Alejo Vietti, lighting designer Peter Kaczorowski, sound designer Brian Ronan, wig and hair designer Charles G. LaPointe, music orchestrator and arranger Steve Sidwell , Music Supervisor Jason Howland and Music Coordinator John Meunier.
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