Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have announced the North American tour of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical Beautiful – The Carole King Musical will welcome Kennedy Caughell (Carole King), James D. Gish (Gerry Goffin), Kathryn Boswell (Cynthia Weil), James Michael Lambert (Barry Mann), Matt Loehr (Don Kirshner) and Rachel Coloff (Genie Klein) to the Company beginning September 20 in Utica, NY.
“I am thrilled that Beautiful continues to delight and entertain audiences around the globe, in England, Japan and Australia and that we are entering our fifth amazing year of touring the U.S.,” producer Paul Blake said. “We are so grateful that over five million audience members worldwide have been entertained by our celebration of Carole’s story and her timeless music.”
The ensemble of Beautiful includes Matthew Amira, Isaiah Bailey, Edwin Bates, Danielle Bowen, Antoinette Comer, Kevin Hack, Torrey Linder, Nick Moulton, Nya, Eliza Palasz, Ben Toomer, Nazarria Workman and Hailee Wright.
Since the tour’s launch September 2015, Beautiful has played 1,442 performances in 94 cities over 182 weeks to nearly 2.5 million patrons.
Beautiful will play 105 markets in the 2019-20 touring season, including premiere engagements in Worcester, MA, Midland, MI, Wallingford, CT, Thousand Oaks, CA, Folsom, CA and many more. Beautiful will be the first show to play the brand-new Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in Greensboro, NC and will play return engagements in Greenville, SC, Tempe, AZ, Fort Worth, TX, Orlando, FL and more. The 2019-20 touring schedule is available here.
Kennedy Caughell credits include: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 and the Broadway production of Beautiful- The Carole King Story. James D. Gish (Gerry Goffin) was part of the national tour of Les Misérables in the role of Feuilly. Kathryn Boswell was part of the Broadway productions of Anastasia and the recent revival of Gigi. Beautiful touring veteran James Michael Lambert will move from being a swing to playing Barry Man.
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 current Broadway production is scheduled to close October 27 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.