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Songwriters Barry Mann, Cyntihia Weil talk 'Tapestry,' 'Beautiful — The Carole King Musical' and more

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Two of the characters in the Beautiful — The Carole King Musical, songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, are even more well known than the titular singer, at least through their work.

Ever heard the Righteous Brothers tune You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling? How about Walking in the Rain? Or for that matter, would you recognize On Broadway, Just Once, Don't Know Much or We've Gotta Get Out of This Place? Husband and wife Mann and Weil wrote them all.

King approved the musical, which opens Tuesday at the Straz Center in Tampa (click here for details), and didn't attend the musical on Broadway until April 2014.

"She came in disguise, so no one could see her watching it," Weil said.

For more of Andrew Meacham's interview with Weil and Mann, click here.

[Last modified: Sunday, April 24, 2016 12:20am]

    

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