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Full Cast Announced For Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Providence, RI – Complete casting has been announced for the upcoming North American Tour of the Tony® & Grammy® Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful—The Carole King Musical. The show will premiere at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI, on September 15-20, 2015, and will play single- and multi-week engagements in the 2015/2016 touring season and beyond.

In Providence, Beautiful—The Carole King Musical is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series.

Joining previously announced Abby Mueller as ‘Carole King,’ the cast of Beautiful includes Liam Tobin as ‘Gerry Goffin,’ Becky Gulsvig as ‘Cynthia Weil’ (Ms. Gulsvig starred as ‘Elle Woods’ in the National Tour launch of LEGALLY BLONDE – THE MUSICAL at PPAC in September 2008),  Ben Fankhauser as ‘Barry Mann’, Curt Bouril as ‘Don Kirshner’, Suzanne Grodner as ‘Genie Klein’, and an ensemble that includes Mark Banik, Ashley Blanchet, Sarah Bockel, Andrew Brewer, Britney Coleman, Rebecca E. Covington, Josh A. Dawson, John Michael Dias, Ryan Farnsworth, Rosharra Francis, Jay McKenzie, Alaina Mills, Paris Nix, Noah J. Ricketts, Nasia Thomas, Salisha Thomas, Delaney Westfall, and Dashaun Young.

Tickets for Beautiful—The Carole King Musical are on sale at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).  Tickets start at $58; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit www.ppacri.org for current prices. 

Group orders of 20 or more may be placed by calling Paul Hiatt at [email protected] or (401) 574-3162.

Summer Box Office Hours are in effect until Monday, September 7; they are Monday through Thursday: 10A to 3P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days.  Regular Box Office Hours resume Tuesday, September 8; they are Monday through Friday: 10A to 5P, Saturday: 10A to 2P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days.


With a book by Tony® and Academy® Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.

The creative team of Beautiful also includes Derek McLane (Set Design), Alejo Vietti (Costume Design), Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design), Brian Ronan (Sound Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations and Music Arrangements), Jason Howland (Music Supervision), and John Miller (Music Coordination).

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—The Carole King Musical opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on January 12, 2014, where it continues its record-breaking run. The production won two 2014 Tony Awards® as well as the 2014 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album. A London production opened February 25, 2015 at London’s Aldwych Theater, where it continues its run, and has won two Olivier Awards. The North American Tour of Beautiful—The Carole King Musical will premiere at the Providence Performing Arts Center on September, 15, 2015.

The Beautiful - The Carole King Musical North American Tour will be produced by Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Jeffrey A. Sine, Richard A. Smith, Mike Bosner, Harriet N. Leve/Elaine Krauss, Terry Schnuck, Orin Wolf, Patty Baker/Good Productions, Roger Faxon, Larry Magid, Kit Seidel, Lawrence S. Toppall, Fakston Productions/Mary Solomon, William Court Cohen, BarLor Productions, Matthew C. Blank, Tim Hogue, Joel Hyatt, Marianne Mills, Michael J. Moritz, Jr., StylesFour Productions, Brunish/Trinchero, and Jeremiah J. Harris.

To arrange interviews:
Caitlyn DiPompo, Marketing Projects Coordinator at PPAC
(401) 574-3112 or [email protected]

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