King’s rise to success is explored in the Broadway musical Beautiful, which continues at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre starring Chilina Kennedy.
Chilina Kennedy, who stars as Carole King in Broadway's Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, joined with Christie’s to announce the sale of King's piano. The auction will take place April 20 at 11 AM at The Exceptional Sale.
King used the 1924 model “M” Steinway to compose numerous hits, including “Sweet Seasons” and “Been to Canaan,” and it is pictured on the cover of two of her 1970’s albums: Music and Sweet Seasons.
The piano, estimated at $40,000–$60,000, will be on view to the public April 12–20 at Christie’s Rockefeller Galleries.
In the '70s, the piano sat in the living room of King’s house in Laurel Canyon, California; in recent decades, the piano graced the recording studio of King’s Idaho ranch.
Kennedy has played the role of Carole King for nearly 1,000 performances on Broadway and in Toronto.
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