Oscar nominated screenwriter Douglas McGrath will be writing the show. It will be an adaptation of King’s life starting off with her Brooklyn roots which later lead to her marriage and partnership with Gerry Goffin. Music by King, Goffin as well as Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil will be featured.
Apparently a Broadway musical is quite fitting. King states, “What’s so great about this for me is that musicals were a major influence on my songwriting. In fact, when Gerry and I first met, we made a bargain that I would write music for the Broadway show he wanted to write if he wrote lyrics for my rock & roll songs. The songs took off and the show idea never came to fruition. Now that our songs have merged with a Broadway show, we've come full circle."
King composed dozens of 1960s hits with then-husband Gerry Goffin before emerging as a recording artist in her own right. Her 25 million-selling "Tapestry" launched the singer-songwriter era in 1971 and became the first real blockbuster album.
Fans should be lined up down the street to see hit songs like, “You’ve Got a Friend”, “It’s Too Late” and “One Fine Day” take new form on the big stage.
Carole King is a true gem in the industry and life's work is truly worth sharing in every way possible.
If the out-of-town fall trials go well, it’s a safe bet that this project will see the lights of Broadway next year.