“Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” announces cast for Montreal premiere

North American Touring Company of Broadway hit plays at Place des Arts Feb. 12-17

MONTREAL, January 8th, 2019 – evenko and Broadway Across Canada are pleased to unveil the casting for the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, making its Montreal premiere at Place des Arts from February 12th to 17th, 2019. Dylan S. Wallach (Gerry Goffin) and Alison Whitehurst (Cynthia Weil) are joining Sarah Bockel (Carole King), Jacob Heimer (Barry Mann), James Clow (Don Kirshner) and Suzanne Grodner (Genie Klein) for the local engagement.

“I am thrilled that Beautiful continues to delight and entertain audiences around the globe, in England, Japan and Australia and that we are entering our fourth amazing year of touring the U.S.,” producer Paul Blake said. “We are so grateful that over five million audience members have been entertained by our celebration of Carole’s story and her timeless music.”

The National touring ensemble of Beautiful includes Ben Biggers, Darius Delk, John Michael Dias, Leandra Ellis-Gaston, Kaylee Harwood, Willie Hill, Alia Hodge, James Michael Lambert, Harper Miles, Dimitri Joseph Moïse, Aashley Morgan, Deon Releford-Lee, Nathan Andrew Riley, Paul Scanlan, DeAnne Stewart, Danielle J. Summons, Alexis Tidwell and Elise Vannerson.

Since the tour’s launch September 2015, Beautiful has played 1,130 performances in 82 cities over 142 weeks to nearly 2.5 million patrons.

Sarah Bockel as Carole King in “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” (Photo: Danny Knaub)

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 show opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (125 West 43 Street) in January 2014, where it has since broken all box office records and recently became the highest grossing production in the Theatre’s history.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Ghostlight Records) won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and is available on CD, digitally, and on vinyl.  In addition to the current Broadway and North American Touring productions, Beautiful is also playing internationally, with productions in Japan, Australia and touring the UK. An Award-winning production recently concluded its run in London’s West End after opening on February 25, 2015.

The Shirelles: DeAnne Stewart, McKynleigh Alden Abraham, Alexis Tidwelland Marla Louissaint in “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” (Photo: Danny Knaub)

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 features 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.

Four Friends: Sarah Bockel (“Carole King”), Alison Whitehurst (“Cynthia Weil”), Jacob Heimer (“Barry Mann”) and Dylan S. Wallach (“Gerry Goffin”)

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).

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is produced on Broadway 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, John Gore, BarLor Productions, Matthew C. Blank, Tim Hogue, Joel Hyatt, Marianne Mills, Michael J. Moritz, Jr., Styles, Four Productions, Brunish/Trinchero, and Jeremiah J. Harris. 

The Drifters: Deon Releford-Lee, Nathan Andrew Riley, Michael Stiggers, Jr. and Dimitri Joseph Moïse in “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” (Photo: Danny Knaub) in “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” (Photo: Danny Knaub)

Montreal Performance Schedule

Tuesday, February 12 at 8pm 
Wednesday, February 13 at 8pm
Thursday, February 14 at 8pm
Friday, February 15 at 8pm
Saturday, February 16 at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, February 17 at 2pm and 7:30pm


Tickets on sale at the Place des Arts Box Office
By phone: 1 866 842-2112
Order online: www.evenko.ca 
Tickets start at $45.85 (including taxes and service fees) 


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