The University of Iowa
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Presented by
ADULT: $90 | $80 | $55
COLLEGE STUDENT: $75 | $50 | $50
YOUTH: $75 | $50 | $50
Friday, April 3, 2020, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 4, 2020, 1:00 pm
Saturday, April 4, 2020, 6:30 pm

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical 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.

Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend,” and the title song, Beautiful has a book by Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince, and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and a 2015 Grammy® Award.

At 5:30 pm prior to the April 3 performance, UI Department of English Professor Loren Glass will present Tapestry, a talk drawn from his book of that title examining the cultural impact of Carole King's landmark album. The presentation will occur in the Stanley Cafe and is free and open to the public whether or not attendees are ticket holders for Beautiful.

The performance on Saturday, April 4, at 1 pm, will feature an American Sign Language interpreter. Audio Description is also available for this performance.


Event Partners:
Wayne and Nora Lee Balmer
Hyatt Place Iowa City / Downtown
Iowa City Press-Citizen
Edwin and Mary Stone

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