Some kind of wonderful news for London! As previously speculated, the West End production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will play at the Aldwych Theatre. Directed by Marc Bruni, the tuner will begin previews on February 10, 2015, with opening night set for February 25. No word yet on casting.
Featuring songs written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and a book by Douglas McGrath, Beautiful tells the story of King from her early days as a Brooklyn teenager (named Carol Klein) struggling to enter the record business to her years spent as a chart-topping music legend.
Choreography will be by Josh Prince with set designs by Derek McLane, costume designs by Alejo Viettii, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski and sound by Brian Ronan.
The Broadway production continues its run at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.