The Broadway hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is playing at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit through January 8th. Click the video player to see the star talk to JoAnne Purtan about her experience with the Tony & Grammy Award winning production.
The story focuses on the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter Carole King. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available at The Fisher Theatre box office.
Here's what the show's staffers say about the production:
With a book by Tony® and Academy® Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil. The show opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (125 West 43 Street) in January 2014, where it has since broken all box office records and recently became the highest grossing production in the Theatre’s history.
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Ghostlight Records), won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and is available on CD, digitally, and on vinyl. Beautiful opened in London at the Aldwych Theatre in February 2015 and launched its First National Tour in September 2015.
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song.
The Fisher Theatre is located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:
· Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
· Sunday evening performances at 6:30 p.m. (no evening performance on Sunday, Jan. 1)
· Monday, Dec. 19 performance at 8:00 p.m.
· Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
· Sunday matinees at 1:00 p.m.
· Weekday matinees on Wednesday, Dec. 21, Tuesday, Dec. 27 & Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 1:00 p.m.
· Open captioned performance on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
· No performances on Saturday, Dec. 24 or Sunday, Dec. 25