Vanessa Carlton Makes Her Broadway Debut as Carole King in "Beautiful-UPDATE
This summer, Vanessa Carlton is making her way uptown...straight to the Stephen Sondheim Theater! Don't miss her Broadway debut as Carole King in BEAUTIFUL starting June 27. https://t.co/E8Jf3y3jwo
Vanessa met Carole King in 2003, when they were featured in a special music issue of "In-Style" Magazine titled "You're The Inspiration". Vanessa's song "A Thousand Miles" was a triple Grammy nominee at the time.
Carole said, "Meeting Vanessa Carlton was an uplifting experience for me. It's encouraging to see a young woman as beautiful, talented and disciplined as Vanessa experiencing success and staying focused on the work, rather than the success. If Vanessa is an example of the current generation of singer/songwriters, I say bring 'em on!"
Over the years, the Broadway show about singer-songwriter Carole King has starred powerful singers in the title role. But until now it hasn't had one thing — a singer-songwriter.
Vanessa Carlton has bravely stepped into the role of the legendary King without much musical theater experience but lots from being a young woman songwriter trying to discover her own voice.
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