Following its joyous Australian premiere in Sydney last month, the producers are delighted to confirm Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will travel to Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide in 2018.
The uplifting Broadway musical will begin performances at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre on 16 February, and play Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre, QPAC from July 2018 and Adelaide’s Festival Theatre from December 2018.
Tickets for the Melbourne season go on sale to the general public at 9am this Monday 30 October, and in early 2018 for Brisbane and Adelaide. Visit beautifulmusical.com.au to book tickets or sign up to the mailing list.
Producers Michael Cassel, Paul Blake and Mike Bosner said; “We’re thrilled Australian audiences have embraced this show so warmly, and can’t wait to share the inspirational production – and our incredible all-Australian cast – with even more theatregoers across the country.”
The “absolutely perfect” (Broadway World) Esther Hannaford leads a talented cast of 24 performers as ‘Carole King’. Joining the company in Melbourne, fresh from playing ‘Miss Honey’ on the Australian and New Zealand tour of Matilda, is acclaimed actress Lucy Maunder as ‘Cynthia Weil’. The cast also includes Josh Piterman as ‘Gerry Goffin’, Mat Verevis as ‘Barry Mann’, stage veterans Mike McLeish as ‘Don Kirshner’ and Anne Wood as King’s mother ‘Genie Klein’.
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is currently playing at Sydney Lyric Theatre until Sunday 28 January 2018. The heart-warming production has received a cavalcade of glowing reviews since the official Australian premiere on 23 September. Audiences have fallen in love with the inspirational true story of the most successful female songwriter of the 20th century.