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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical had a pre-Broadway try-out in San Francisco, California at the Curran Theatre from September 24, 2013 through October 20, with an official opening October 8. The production was staged by Marc Bruni, with choreography by Josh Prince and musical direction by Jason Howland. Jessie Mueller played Carole King. The musical sold out its entire run at the Curran Theatre.

The musical opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on January 12, 2014, after previews from November 12, 2013. In addition to Mueller as King, the cast features Jake Epstein as Gerry Goffin, Anika Larsen as Cynthia Weil and Jarrod Spector as Barry Mann. King attended the April 3, 2014 performance and appeared on stage with the cast at the curtain call, singing "You've Got a Friend" together with them. A US tour is planned for 2015, beginning at the Providence Performing Arts Center in September.

The musical transferred to London's West End on February 25, 2015, following previews from February 10, 2015 at the Aldwych Theatre. Prior to the announcement, Baz Bamigboye from the Daily Mail reported that producers are looking for a full British cast for the transfer, meaning that Jessie Mueller would not transfer for the London production. On September 25, 2014, it was announced that British actress Katie Brayben would take the lead role of Carole King, with further casting including Alan Morrissey as Gerry Goffin, Gary Trainor as Don Kirshner, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, Lorna Want as Cynthia Weil and Ian McIntosh as Barry Mann. From November 30, 2015 Cassidy Janson takes the lead role of Carole King and Diane Keen replaces Glynis Barber in the role of Genie Klein.

The musical is expected to begin a U.S. tour starting in September 2015 in Providence, Rhode Island at the Providence Performing Arts Center, with engagements across the United States, ending in San Francisco in August 2016. The role of Carole King will be played by Abby Mueller (the sister of Jessie Mueller), with Liam Tobin as Gerry Goffin and Becky Gulsvig as Cynthia Weil.

 

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Acte I
"Overture" - Orchestra
"So Far Away" - Carole King
"Oh! Carol" - Neil Sedaka (music and lyrics by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield)†
"1650 Broadway Medley" - Ensemble (arranged by Douglas McGrath, music and lyrics by various artists)
"It Might as Well Rain Until September" - Carole
"Be-Bop-A-Lula" (music and lyrics by Tex Davis and Gene Vincent) - Ensemble†
"Some Kind of Wonderful" - Carole, Gerry Goffin and The Drifters
"Happy Days Are Here Again" - Cynthia Weil (music by Milton Ager; lyrics by Jack Yellen)
"Take Good Care of My Baby" - Gerry and Carole
"Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)" - Barry Mann (music and lyrics by Mann and Goffin)†
"Will You Love Me Tomorrow" - Carole
"He's Sure the Boy I Love" - Cynthia and Barry (music and lyrics by Mann and Weil)
"Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (Reprise) - The Shirelles
"Up on the Roof" - Gerry and The Drifters
"On Broadway" - The Drifters (music and lyrics by Mann, Weil, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
"The Locomotion" - Little Eva and Ensemble
"You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" - The Righteous Brothers (music and lyrics by Mann, Weil and Phil Spector)
"One Fine Day" - Janelle, Carole, and Ensemble

Acte II
"Chains" - Carole and Ensemble
"Walking in the Rain" - Barry and Cynthia (music and lyrics by Mann, Weil and Spector)
"Pleasant Valley Sunday" - Marilyn Wald, Gerry, Carole and Ensemble
"We Gotta Get Out of This Place" - Barry (music and lyrics by Mann and Weil)
"Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (Reprise) - Carole†
"Uptown" (music and lyrics by Mann and Weil) - Ensemble
"It's Too Late" (music by King; lyrics by Toni Stern) - Carole
"You've Got a Friend" - Carole, Barry, Cynthia and Don (music and lyrics by King)
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" - Carole and Ensemble (music and lyrics by Goffin, King and Gerald Wexler)
"Beautiful" (music and lyrics by King) - Carole
"I Feel the Earth Move" - Carole King and Ensemble (music and lyrics by King)

† Not included on the original Broadway Cast Album.

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