Sunday, April 14, 2024

Broadway Carole King Musical “Beautiful” Will Play Central Park for Free as August Concert


Carole King played Central Park in 1973 for free. So why not do it again– sort of? The Carole King musical on Broadway– “Beautiful”– will do the same thing in August for free. As part of Central Park Summerstage, the cast of “Beautiful” will perform all the songs from the show on Monday, August 3rd for one night only. My guess is Carole might join them if she’s in town. She didn’t like the idea of “Beautiful” when it started, but once it was praised and won the Tony Award she embraced it. Also she gets a really nice royalty check. So it’s not “too late” to see “Beautiful” for free after all!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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