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Carol King Jukebox Musical to Debut on Broadway in 2014

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Carol King Jukebox Musical to Debut on Broadway in 2014

The music of Billy Joel, ABBA, and Green Day have all inspired Broadway adaptations of their work—and now the catalog of Carole King will join their ranks. “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” is heading to Great White Way in spring 2014. The production will chronicle the life of  Brooklyn-born King, who worked her way into the record business as a teenager and would go on to write some of the most popular songs in rock ‘n’ roll history.

“What’s so great about this for me is that musicals were a major influence on my songwriting,” said King in a statement.

The songs featured in the musicals are written by King, Gerry Goffin (King’s ex-husband), Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. The book is by Douglas McGrath, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Bullets Over Broadway.”

Aside from her solo work, King is probably best known for the songs she wrote with Goffin, such as “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Some Kind of Wonderful,” and “The Loco-Motion.” Her solo-credits include “I Feel the Earth Move” and “You’ve Got a Friend.” She has won four Grammy Awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

“Beautiful” will have a pre-Broadway engagement this fall at a theater TBA.

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