Carole King to perform with cast of “Beautiful” on “A Capitol Fourth”

Credit: Kirsten SchultzCarole King will celebrate the Fourth of July with the Broadway cast of Beautiful, the musical based on her life, and the upcoming star of the stage show, Vanessa Carlton.

The two singer/songwriters will be among the performers taking part in the annual PBS special A Capitol Fourth, which will air live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.  Carlton will join the cast of Beautiful in the lead role of King starting June 27 for a 10-week run on Broadway.

The A Capitol Fourth lineup also features Vanessa Williams, American Idol winner Laine Hardy and this season's The Voice winner, Maelyn Jarmon, along with violinist Lindsey Stirling, The Greatest Showman's Keala Settle, and Colbie Caillat with her new country group, Gone West.

The 39th annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth, hosted by John Stamos, will air on PBS Thursday, July 4, from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET.

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