Beautiful The Carole King Musical Fort Myers Tickets
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Based on the life of singer/songwriter Carole King, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical appeals to King fans all over the world. The musical showcases some of Carole King's most beloved songs, including "So Far Away," "Locomotion," and the titular song, "Beautiful."
The plot follows a young Carole King, who is a green songwriter, trying to make a living writing for other artists. It details her journey from a shy kid, who transforms into a vivacious and confident artist. It focuses on how King did not want to sing her own music at first and instead, preferred writing songs for others.
Many fans will be surprised how King wrote hundreds of songs for other artists. Though many fans don't associate the songs, "Who Put the Bomp," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," and "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," with King, they'll be pleased to learn that she had a huge hand in many of be-bop and Motown's greatest hits.
The book was written by Douglas McGrath. It features other songs written collaboratively by King and Gerry Goffin. It also features songs written by other famous songwriters, including Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical was nominated for seven Tony Awards. It won two awards; one for Best Leading Actress in a Musical and one for Best Sound Design. The musical also received critical acclaim from the New York Times and New York Magazine.
Beautiful The Carole King Musical history
Beautiful was the brainchild of Douglas McGrath. McGrath is most well-known for his musical, Bullets Over Broadway. He attended the famous private high school Choate and is a graduate of Princeton University. He also has writer credits for Saturday Night Live.
Beautiful premiered in San Francisco in 2013. The original director was Marc Bruni. Choreography was blocked by Josh Prince. The musical began its world tour in 2015.
Beautiful The Carole King Musical noteworthy awards
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical was nominated for seven Tony Awards. It won two awards; one for Best Leading Actress in a Musical and one for Best Sound Design.
It was also nominated for six Drama Desk Awards. It won three; one award was for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, one for Outstanding Feature Actress in a Musical, and one for Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical.
It also won a Grammy in 2015 for Best Musical Theater Album.
Similar to Beautiful The Carole King Musical Fort Myers
Fans of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Fort Myers will also enjoy Jersey Boys and the poppy songs of Billy Joel. Fans would also appreciate other jukebox musicals such as ON YOUR FEET!, the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan.
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