About this time next year, the story of singer/songwriter Carole King may be ready to open on Broadway.
"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" is named after a track from Carole's legendary album Tapestry. The producers say the show will tell the tale of how a "Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah fought hew way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her 20s, had the husband of her dreams and a hot career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock and roll."
The greatest challenge may be choosing from the long list of famous songs she wrote - or co-wrote with ex-husband Gerry Goffin. Carole's compositions include It's Too Late, You've Got A Friend, The Loco-Motion, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, One Fine Day, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, I Feel the Earth Move, Up On The Roof, Jazzman and So Far Away.
If those are not enough, the musical will also draw on hits from another husband-and-wife team of early rock and roll songwriters, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.
Carole, herself, had a role on Broadway in the 1990s in a musical called "Blood Brothers."
Here are further details from broadway.com