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“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” is now playing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre at The Star. For more information on the Broadway smash-hit musical see page 14.
Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with extraordinary talent. She sold her first hit, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, at just 17. By the time she was 20 she was writing number ones for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll, including The Drifters, The Shirelles and Aretha Franklin. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her own voice and step into the spotlight, with music that would become the soundtrack of a generation. Starring multi award-winning Esther Hannaford as Carole King, Josh Piterman as Gerry Goffin and Amy Lehpamer as Cynthia Weil, this uplifting and inspirational Broadway hit will have you on your feet in applause.
Ongoing, Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star, Pirrama Road, Pyrmont. 136 100. beautifulmusical.com.au
Esther Hannaford stars in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”. Photo Nathan Johnson.