'Beautiful - The Carole King Musical' Announces Broadway Closing

Carole King Surprises Broadway Audience As "Beautiful" Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical will end its smash-hit, record-breaking run after nearly six years on Broadway on October 27, 2019.

By the time the production takes its final bow, it will have 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 2nd longest running “bio-musical”) in Broadway history!

According to the press release, Beautiful opened on Broadway on January 13, 2014, and went on to become a Tony, Olivier, and Grammy Award-winning smash hit. On Broadway, the show has been seen by almost 2,200,000 audience members including Ms.King herself and has grossed nearly $250,000,000. The musical is the longest-running and highest-grossing show in the history of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre and recouped its production costs in less than ten months on Broadway.

Beautiful on Broadway currently stars three-time Grammy Award nominated artistVanessa Carltonas Carole King, through Sunday, September 1.

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