KING ACTS AS CAROLE SINGER
ANYTHING can happen in live theatre — and audience members seeing Beautiful, the life story of Carole King, got a surprise when she appeared as herself to celebrate the show’s fifth anniversary on Broadway.
The packed house at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre erupted into thunderous cheers and applause as King appeared Saturday night, sitting at a baby grand piano to sing the final song.
King and the cast then performed the show’s encore number at the curtain call as the audience danced and clapped along.
She has previously sung onstage during curtain calls but has never appeared in the show itself.
“Everyone connected with this show will agree that the people we have to thank the most are you, the audiences; please give yourselves a hand,” King told the crowd.