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Hit Broadway Carole King musical to make stop in Abilene in November

Sony Pictures has announced the film adaptation of "Beautiful" will be co-produced by Tom Hanks.
Credit: Celebrity Attractions

ABILENE, Texas — The Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical," about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Abilene premiere at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, in the Abilene Convention Center auditorium for one performance.

Tickets are now on sale online at celebrityattractions.com and by phone at 800-869-1451. Tickets are no longer available for purchase in person at the Abilene Convention Center box office.

Ticket prices start at $40 plus fees; groups of 10 or more save with ticket prices starting at $36.

A Celebrity Attractions press release said, "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 20s, 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."

“Carole King might be a native New Yorker, but her story of struggle and triumph is as universal as they come – and her music is loved the world over,” producer Paul Blake said. “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 fifth amazing year of touring the U.S. We are so grateful that over five million audience members have been entertained by our celebration of Carole's story and her timeless music.”

On Oct. 27, 2019, the Broadway production of "Beautiful" ended its record-breaking run after nearly six years. It 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 in Broadway history.

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