"Beautiful" is Heading Down Under
Producers of the Tony-winning musical Beautiful – The Carole King Musical have announced that the show will make its Australian premiere at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre beginning in September 2017.
“I’m thrilled to see it travel across the world to Australia, where I hope audiences down under will treasure it as much as I do,” commented Carole King in a press statement.
Australian producer Michael Cassel commented “This show is simply ‘some kind of wonderful. I am very excited to bring this sensational show to Australian shores. Carole King might be a native New Yorker but her music is loved the world over and her story is universal. She wrote the soundtrack to a generation and I can’t wait for Australian audiences to experience this smash-hit production in Sydney.”
The creative team for the Australian production of Beautiful includes Derek McLane (set design), Alejo Vietti (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design) and Brian Ronan (sound design). Casting is yet to be announced.
"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" received seven nominations and two Tony Awards in 2014 and the Original Cast Recording of "Beautiful" won a Grammy in 2015 for Best Musical Theater Album. The Broadway production has broken every box office record at the theatre, recently becoming the highest grossing show in the venue’s history.
The London production of "Beautiful" received eight nominations and won two Olivier Awards in 2015.
The North American touring cast of "Beautiful" is garnering critical acclaim as it wows audiences across the country.
The wait list for tickets is now open at beautifulmusical.com.au.