Broadway’s “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” will soon be translated for the multiplex.
The stage production focuses on King’s early career and includes songs like “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “Up on the Roof,” “So Far Away,” and “I Feel the Earth Move.” After debuting on Broadway in January 2014, it was nominated for seven Tonys, including Best Musical. Actress Jessie Mueller picked up the Best Leading Actress in a Musical award.
The jukebox musical has also been mounted at London’s West End. It will travel across North America this fall.
Sony, which will produce the film adaptation, announced, “Theatrical audiences both on Broadway and in the West End have responded to ‘Beautiful,’ not only to relive Carole King’s timeless classics, but to experience the ways they illustrate her triumphant and joyful life story. We’re thrilled to be bringing this inspiring and powerful musical to movie audiences everywhere.”