Broadway's Beautiful — The Carole King Musical will expand to London in 2015.
Broadway's Beautiful — The Carole King Musical will expand to London in 2015.
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The new Broadway production Beautiful — The Carole King Musical has announced plans to expand across America and the world in 2015. The show will kick off a West End production at London's Aldwych Theatre, which begins previews on February 10 and has an official opening night set for February 25.

In addition, the first American national tour of Beautiful will launch in September 2015, beginning at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, Rhode Island (September 15-20, 2015); a 12-week limited engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, IL (December 1, 2015 - February 21, 2016); and will play the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles, CA; DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC in October 2015; and Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, NC, as well as other cities across the country.

Beautiful, which chronicles the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter Carole King, features a book by Douglas McGrath. The musical's songs are written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, and Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, including "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "One Fine Day," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," and more. The principal company is led by 2014 Tony winner Jessie Mueller in the title role, along with Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, and Jarrod Spector.

For tickets to the Broadway production of Beautiful, click here.