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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Announces Full National Tour Casting

The return of the Beautiful: The Carole King Musical North American Tour is not so far away now! Beautiful – The Carole King Musical will return on November 2, 2021, playing Chicago’s CIBC Theatre and full casting was just announced.

Sara Sheperd (Carole King), James D. Gish (Gerry Goffin), Sara King (Cynthia Weil), Ryan Farnsworth (Barry Mann), Matt Loehr (Don Kirshner), and Rachel Coloff (Genie Klein) lead the touring company of the Tony Award-winning musical. The ensemble of Beautiful includes Isaiah Bailey, Edwin Bates, Kaitlyn Nicole Davis, Rosharra Francis, Jamary Alexandra Gil, Kevin Hack, Danielle Herbert, Torrey Linder, Nick Moulton, Nurney, Teshomech Olenja, Monet Sabel, Paul Scanlan, Sarah Sigman, and Ben Toomer.

Upon returning, the tour will have been off the road for 600 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beautiful last performed on March 12, 2020, at the Heymann Center in Lafayette, LA. The production will hold technical rehearsals and performances at Chicago’s CIBC Theatre, November 2 – 7, 2021, before embarking on its 2021-22 North American Touring season. Dates and cities may be found here.

“Following this unprecedented intermission from live theater, we are thrilled that Beautiful will be back on the road to bring joy and music once again to audiences across North America for the sixth touring season,” producer Paul Blake said. “We are humbled that over five million audience members worldwide have been entertained by our celebration of Carole’s story and her timeless music.”

Beautiful, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Carole King musical, has thrilled audiences with the inspiring true story of one woman’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. From the string of pop classics she wrote for the biggest acts in music to her own life-changing, chart-busting success with TapestryBeautiful takes you back to where it all began – and takes you on the ride of a lifetime.

Featuring over two dozen pop classics, including “You’ve Got a Friend,” “One Fine Day,” “Up on the Roof,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and “Natural Woman,” this crowd-pleasing international phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember – and a story you’ll never forget.

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