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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical returns to Fort Worth!

Performing Arts Fort Worth proudly welcomes the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical Beautiful – The Carole King Musical back to Bass Performance Hall for a limited run March 20-22, 2020.

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.

The Drifters. (l to r) Torrey Linder, Edwin Bates, Isaiah Bailey and Ben Toomer

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.

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, 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.

Since the tour’s launch September 2015, Beautiful has played 1,442 performances in 94 cities over 182 weeks to nearly 2.5 million patrons.

Queens College. Kennedy Caughell (“Carole King”) and James D. Gish (“Gerry Goffin”)

On October 27, 2019, the Broadway production of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical ended its smash-hit, record-breaking run. Over the course of its near six-year run, the production played 60 preview and 2,418 regular performances, surpassing the original production of Annie and the landmark 1998 revival of Cabaret to become the 27th longest-running musical (and the second longest-running “bio-musical”) in Broadway history. On Broadway, the show was seen by almost 2,200,000 audience members (including, quite famously, King herself) and is the longest- running and highest-grossing show in the history of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

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.

Sony Pictures has announced that the film adaptation of Beautiful will be produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, and Paul Blake.

Carnegie Hall. Kennedy Caughell (“Carole King”)

Single tickets start at $61 and are now on sale at www.BassHall.comor by calling (817) 212-4280in Fort Worth; 1-877-212-4280(toll free) outside Fort Worth. Tickets are also available at the Bass Performance Hall ticket office at 525 Commerce Street. Ticket office hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For group sales, call (817) 212-4248 or email

Beautiful – The Carol King Musical is part of Performing Arts Fort Worth 2019-2020 Broadway at the Bass season. The new Broadway at the Bass series features Hamilton, Miss Saigon, Hello, Dolly!, Nickelodeon’s The SpongeBob Musical, Come From Away, Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville and Jesus Christ Superstar. Trhe season also includes three add-on shows: Blue Man Group, The Color Purple and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. For more information, please visit

2019-2020 Broadway at the Bass series

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