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Stephen Sondheim Theatre - Broadway - Etats-Unis

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Première Preview: jeudi 21 novembre 2013
Première: dimanche 12 janvier 2014
Dernière: Open end - Réservation ouverte jusqu'au dimanche 01 octobre 2017

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Mise en scène:
Marc Bruni
Chorégraphie:
Josh Prince
Avec:
Jessie Mueller (Carole King), Jake Epstein (Gerry Goffin), Anika Larsen (Cynthia Weil), Jarrod Spector (Barry Mann), Jeb Brown (Don Kirshner), Liz Larsen (Genie Klein), Ashley Blanchet, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joshua Davis, Alysha Deslorieux, Kevin Duda, Carly Hughes, Sara King, Rebecca LaChance, Douglas Lyons, Chris Peluso, Gabrielle Reid, Arbender Robinson, Rashidra Scott, Sara Shepard, Antoine L. Smith et Melvin Tunstall

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Les critiques sont bonnes:

"Friendly, formulaic bio-musical." Ben Brantley for New York Times

"Too bad a great musical isn’t only about the music. The book is crucial, too — and this show’s connect-the-dots story line is so simplistic that the extravagantly talented King’s life emerges as a mundane version of the long-suffering little woman." Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

"The book is often heavy-handed, and Marc Bruni’s production only occasionally resurrects the bubbly verve and energy of those glorious songs." Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

"If you go to "Beautiful" for the songs, you'll probably have a great time. Just don't expect anything more." Robert Feldberg for The Record

"Fans will find "Beautiful" some kind of wonderful show." Toma Torre for NY1

"Serves up a tasty slice of Baby Boomer heaven." Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey

"This is entertaining boomer bait that elevates its by-the-numbers narrative with great songs.." David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter

"Whenever this bio-musical stumbles over Douglas McGrath’s flat-footed book, helmer Marc Bruni rushes to the rescue with some snazzy piece of stagecraft for the sleek production numbers." Marilyn Stasio for Variety

Commentaire

Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful was the feel good hit of 2014 and continues to wow audiences nightly.

Since its Broadway debut, the production has garnered a host of Tony and Drama Desk Awards, as well as the 2015 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, and it's no wonder the bio-musical has been a hit with audiences too

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Version 1

Stephen Sondheim Theatre à Broadway (Original)
Durée : 3 ans 8 mois 3 semaines Se joue actuellement
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeu 21 novembre 2013
Première : dim 12 janvier 2014
Dernière : Open end, ouvert actuellement jusqu'au dim 01 octobre 2017
Mise en scène : Marc Bruni
Chorégraphie : Josh Prince
Avec : Jessie Mueller (Carole King), Jake Epstein (Gerry Goffin), Anika Larsen (Cynthia Weil), Jarrod Spector (Barry Mann), Jeb Brown (Don Kirshner), Liz Larsen (Genie Klein), Ashley Blanchet, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joshua Davis, Alysha Deslorieux, Kevin Duda, Carly Hughes, Sara King, Rebecca LaChance, Douglas Lyons, Chris Peluso, Gabrielle Reid, Arbender Robinson, Rashidra Scott, Sara Shepard, Antoine L. Smith et Melvin Tunstall
Commentaires : Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful was the feel good hit of 2014 and continues to wow audiences nightly.

Since its Broadway debut, the production has garnered a host of Tony and Drama Desk Awards, as well as the 2015 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, and it's no wonder the bio-musical has been a hit with audiences too
En savoir plus sur cette version

Version 2

Aldwych Theatre à Londres (Original London)
Durée : 2 ans 5 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : mar 10 février 2015
Première : mar 24 février 2015
Dernière : sam 05 août 2017
Mise en scène : Marc Bruni
Chorégraphie : Josh Prince
Avec : Katie Brayben (Carole King), Cassidy Janson (Carole King from 30 Nov), Alan Morrissey (Gerry Goffin), Ian McIntosh (Barry Mann), Lorna Want (Cynthia Weil), Glynis Barber (Genie Klein), Diane Keen (Genie Klein from 30 Nov), Gary Trainor (Don Kirshner), Vivien Carter, Ed Currie, Oliver Lidert, Fela Lufadeju, Tanya Nicole-Edwards, Terel Nugent , Jay Perry, Tanisha Spring, Lucy St. Louis, Danielle Steers, Dylan Turner, Joanna Woodwood, Andy Coxon, Jason Denton, Michael Anthony Duke, Joel Harper-Jackson, Rosie Heath, Aisha Jawando, Hannah Jay-Allan and Leigh Lothian.
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Version 3

US Tour à (Revival)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : mar 15 septembre 2015
Première : mar 15 septembre 2015
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : Marc Bruni
Chorégraphie : Josh Prince
Avec :
Commentaires : Liste des 59 salles visitées en annexe
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Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités

 

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Génèse du musical

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical had a pre-Broadway try-out in San Francisco, California at the Curran Theatre from September 24, 2013 through October 20, with an official opening October 8. The production was staged by Marc Bruni, with choreography by Josh Prince and musical direction by Jason Howland. Jessie Mueller played Carole King. The musical sold out its entire run at the Curran Theatre.

The musical opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on January 12, 2014, after previews from November 12, 2013. In addition to Mueller as King, the cast features Jake Epstein as Gerry Goffin, Anika Larsen as Cynthia Weil and Jarrod Spector as Barry Mann. King attended the April 3, 2014 performance and appeared on stage with the cast at the curtain call, singing "You've Got a Friend" together with them. A US tour is planned for 2015, beginning at the Providence Performing Arts Center in September.

The musical transferred to London's West End on February 25, 2015, following previews from February 10, 2015 at the Aldwych Theatre. Prior to the announcement, Baz Bamigboye from the Daily Mail reported that producers are looking for a full British cast for the transfer, meaning that Jessie Mueller would not transfer for the London production. On September 25, 2014, it was announced that British actress Katie Brayben would take the lead role of Carole King, with further casting including Alan Morrissey as Gerry Goffin, Gary Trainor as Don Kirshner, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, Lorna Want as Cynthia Weil and Ian McIntosh as Barry Mann. From November 30, 2015 Cassidy Janson takes the lead role of Carole King and Diane Keen replaces Glynis Barber in the role of Genie Klein.

The musical is expected to begin a U.S. tour starting in September 2015 in Providence, Rhode Island at the Providence Performing Arts Center, with engagements across the United States, ending in San Francisco in August 2016. The role of Carole King will be played by Abby Mueller (the sister of Jessie Mueller), with Liam Tobin as Gerry Goffin and Becky Gulsvig as Cynthia Weil.

 

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Liste des chansons

Acte I
"Overture" - Orchestra
"So Far Away" - Carole King
"Oh! Carol" - Neil Sedaka (music and lyrics by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield)†
"1650 Broadway Medley" - Ensemble (arranged by Douglas McGrath, music and lyrics by various artists)
"It Might as Well Rain Until September" - Carole
"Be-Bop-A-Lula" (music and lyrics by Tex Davis and Gene Vincent) - Ensemble†
"Some Kind of Wonderful" - Carole, Gerry Goffin and The Drifters
"Happy Days Are Here Again" - Cynthia Weil (music by Milton Ager; lyrics by Jack Yellen)
"Take Good Care of My Baby" - Gerry and Carole
"Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)" - Barry Mann (music and lyrics by Mann and Goffin)†
"Will You Love Me Tomorrow" - Carole
"He's Sure the Boy I Love" - Cynthia and Barry (music and lyrics by Mann and Weil)
"Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (Reprise) - The Shirelles
"Up on the Roof" - Gerry and The Drifters
"On Broadway" - The Drifters (music and lyrics by Mann, Weil, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
"The Locomotion" - Little Eva and Ensemble
"You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" - The Righteous Brothers (music and lyrics by Mann, Weil and Phil Spector)
"One Fine Day" - Janelle, Carole, and Ensemble

Acte II
"Chains" - Carole and Ensemble
"Walking in the Rain" - Barry and Cynthia (music and lyrics by Mann, Weil and Spector)
"Pleasant Valley Sunday" - Marilyn Wald, Gerry, Carole and Ensemble
"We Gotta Get Out of This Place" - Barry (music and lyrics by Mann and Weil)
"Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (Reprise) - Carole†
"Uptown" (music and lyrics by Mann and Weil) - Ensemble
"It's Too Late" (music by King; lyrics by Toni Stern) - Carole
"You've Got a Friend" - Carole, Barry, Cynthia and Don (music and lyrics by King)
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" - Carole and Ensemble (music and lyrics by Goffin, King and Gerald Wexler)
"Beautiful" (music and lyrics by King) - Carole
"I Feel the Earth Move" - Carole King and Ensemble (music and lyrics by King)

† Not included on the original Broadway Cast Album.

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Version 1

Beautiful -The Carole king musical (2014-01-Stephen Sondheim Theatre-Broadway) (Original)
Durée : 3 ans 8 mois 3 semaines Se joue actuellement
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 21 novembre 2013
Première : dimanche 12 janvier 2014
Dernière : Open end, ouvert actuellement jusqu'au dim 01 octobre 2017
Mise en scène : Marc Bruni
Chorégraphie : Josh Prince
Avec : Jessie Mueller (Carole King), Jake Epstein (Gerry Goffin), Anika Larsen (Cynthia Weil), Jarrod Spector (Barry Mann), Jeb Brown (Don Kirshner), Liz Larsen (Genie Klein), Ashley Blanchet, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joshua Davis, Alysha Deslorieux, Kevin Duda, Carly Hughes, Sara King, Rebecca LaChance, Douglas Lyons, Chris Peluso, Gabrielle Reid, Arbender Robinson, Rashidra Scott, Sara Shepard, Antoine L. Smith et Melvin Tunstall
Commentaires :
Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful was the feel good hit of 2014 and continues to wow audiences nightly.

Since its Broadway debut, the production has garnered a host of Tony and Drama Desk Awards, as well as the 2015 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, and it's no wonder the bio-musical has been a hit with audiences too
En savoir plus sur cette version

Version 2

Beautiful -The Carole King musical (2015-02-Aldwych Theatre-London) (Original London)
Durée : 2 ans 5 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 10 février 2015
Première : mardi 24 février 2015
Dernière : samedi 05 août 2017
Mise en scène : Marc Bruni
Chorégraphie : Josh Prince
Avec : Katie Brayben (Carole King), Cassidy Janson (Carole King from 30 Nov), Alan Morrissey (Gerry Goffin), Ian McIntosh (Barry Mann), Lorna Want (Cynthia Weil), Glynis Barber (Genie Klein), Diane Keen (Genie Klein from 30 Nov), Gary Trainor (Don Kirshner), Vivien Carter, Ed Currie, Oliver Lidert, Fela Lufadeju, Tanya Nicole-Edwards, Terel Nugent , Jay Perry, Tanisha Spring, Lucy St. Louis, Danielle Steers, Dylan Turner, Joanna Woodwood, Andy Coxon, Jason Denton, Michael Anthony Duke, Joel Harper-Jackson, Rosie Heath, Aisha Jawando, Hannah Jay-Allan and Leigh Lothian.
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Version 3

Beautiful -The Carole king musical (2015-09-US Tour) (Revival)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 15 septembre 2015
Première : mardi 15 septembre 2015
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : Marc Bruni
Chorégraphie : Josh Prince
Avec :
Commentaires :
Liste des 59 salles visitées en annexe
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