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Beautiful : The Carole King Musical

Very late to the party with this one, but it was a lovely party. All the best ‘jukebox’ musicals are biographical stories of the songwriters / performers whose songs populate them – Jersey Boys, Sunny Afternoon and now Beautiful, the Carole King Musical. 471 more words

Theatre

Song of The Day: Chico's Girl by The Girls, Susan Barrett, and The Crystals

Three epic and awesome takes on the Weill/Mann penned, Girl Group tale of misunderstood biker boy, Chico. No one knows the tender side that Chico hides from the world.

Music

The Dance Of Love

Bodies strewn
all about,
the echoes
of bossa nova.

© Chagall 2015

Poetry

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical - is Beautiful!

‘Beautiful The Carole King Musical’ is currently playing at The Aldwych Theatre, London.

Directed by Marc Bruni and with a book by Douglas McGrath, this is the ultimate ‘Jukebox Musical’ because it uses Carole King’s story, while weaving in performances of her hits, with the result that you feel like you have seen a great concert, while also getting under the skin of one of pop music’s most beloved icons. 474 more words

West End

The Origins of 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin''

TERRY GROSS: So were you writing the song on assignment? Were you writing it for The Righteous Brothers?

BARRY MANN: Yes.

CYNTHIA WEIL: When we wrote the song, they weren’t that crazy about it (laughter).

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Longreads

In the eye of the beholder...

Another theatre trip courtesy of Official Theatre and SeatPlan…

I think it’s safe to say I didn’t really know what to expect from my night at the… 668 more words