First National Tour 2018-2019
Swing & Carole/Cynthia cover
Director: Marc Bruni
Musical Director: Jason Howland
Choreographer: Josh Prince

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Harwood dazzled from her opening of So Far Away to her emotionally electric version of the signature song, Beautiful.

Harwood has to take King from age 16 to 32, which she does with as much credibility as ease. She brings a youthful naivete to the young King that explains why she was oblivious to Goffin’s mood swings and philandering and why she would forgive him so many times.

In the second half of the show, Harwood’s King is more introspective and guarded and vocally she goes from effervescent to melancholy, especially with You’ve Got a Friend, but she shows us King’s personal and professional triumph with her cover of You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman.

Calgary Herald, Louis B. Hobson

Carole King, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical 1st National Tour

CBC The Homestretch interview with Doug Dirks

Press event in Charlotte, NC for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical 1st National Tour