You've Got a Friend singer Carole King has announced plans to take her life story to Broadway next year.

The 71-year-old star is collaborating with theatre bosses to present Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which will feature songs written by King and her first husband and collaborator, Gerry Goffin, as well as Barry Mann and Cynthia Wei.

A statement from King read: "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 'n 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."

No casting announcements have been made.