Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - Broadway
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YOUR KIND OF MUSIC. YOUR KIND OF MUSICAL.
For five years, BEAUTIFUL, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Carole King musical, has thrilled Broadway with the inspiring true story of one woman's remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
From the string of pop classics she wrote for the biggest acts in music to her own life-changing, chart-busting success with Tapestry, BEAUTIFUL takes you back to where it all began- and takes you on the ride of a lifetime.
Featuring over two dozen pop classics, including "You've Got a Friend," "One Fine Day," "Up on the Roof," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," and "Natural Woman," this crowd-pleasing international phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember- and a story you'll never forget.
Running Time: Two hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission
Featured Reviews For Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
King and Bacharach’s Brill Building brilliance, rearranged for the stage - The Globe and Mail
Certainly, its prime attraction is the marvellous Jessie Mueller, avoiding impersonation, but otherwise perfectly channeling the contradictions of King (neé Klein), as she goes from precocious 16-year-old tunesmith in the late fifties to singer/songwriter star with the release of her seminal album Tapestry in 1971. Jake Epstein, the Canadian talent who first rose to fame onDegrassi: The Next Generation, ably co-stars as her husband/lyricist Gerry Goffin with whom she wrote chart toppers like Some Kind of Wonderfuland The Locomotion for artists like The Drifters and Little Eva...With a spotty script by Douglas McGrath, Beautiful often feels like an extended (and somewhat sanitized) episode of TV's Behind the Music...King, in this version of the story anyway, handles her husband's affairs and breakdowns with admirable restraint and understanding. This doesn't quite work as drama, though Mueller is such a scene stealer, so charming in her self-deprecation, that Beautiful never falls entirely flat.
Theater review: 'Beautiful,' a musical bio of Carole King - Bergen Record
The show's book, by Douglas McGrath, registers mostly as a series of interruptions. While not exactly amateurish, it aims very low, settling for the tried and trite. ("You know what's so funny about life? Sometimes it goes the way you want and sometimes it doesn't.") A big boost comes, though, from the warmly natural portrayal of King by Jesse Mueller, who also possesses a lovely, supple singing voice.
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by BWW News Desk - October 27, 2019
As BroadwayWorld reported in July, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will end its Broadway run today, October 27th, 2019, after having played 60 preview and 2,418 regular performances, surpassing the original production of Annie and the landmark 1998 revival of Cabaret to become the 27th longest-running musical (and the 2nd longest running 'bio-musical') in Broadway history.
by Nicole Rosky - September 30, 2019
The earth is still moving at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, but only until October 27, 2019. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the musical, based on life of recording superstar Carole King, will conclude its record-breaking Broadway run in just over a month.
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2019
Sarah Bockel and Cory Jeacoma will assume the roles of Carole King and Gerry Goffin in Beautiful a?" The Carole King Musical as the smash-hit musical begins the final nine weeks of its record-breaking run at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2019
The hit musical Beautiful is celebrating International Day of Friendship with a special music video for the production's iconic song 'You've Got a Friend' featuring cast members from the show around the world, as well as the woman who inspired it all: Carole King. Check out the full video!
by Alan Henry - July 17, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will end its Broadway run this fall. BEAUTIFUL began performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Nov. 21, 2013, and officially opened on Jan. 12, 2014. So, by the time the beloved musical ends its run, it will have run on Broadway for nearly six years.
by BWW News Desk - July 1, 2019
BroadwayWorld has just learned that Broadway veteran Andrew Kober will take over as 'Don Kirshner' in Broadway's Beautiful starting July 16. Kober steps in for Paul Anthony Stewart, who will return to the show on Tuesday, September 3.
by Monroe George - June 28, 2019
Three-time Grammy Award® nominated singersongwriter Vanessa Carlton is making her Broadway debut this summer as Carole King in the hit musical Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. Carlton began performances last night, Thursday, June 27 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) for a 10-week run in the Tony®, Olivier®, and Grammy Award-winning smash hit.
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production of BEAUTIFUL: THE Carole King MUSICAL in Manila, which runs at Meralco Theatre now through July 7. The show is directed by Bobby Garcia.
Photo Coverage: Vanessa Carlton Previews Her Upcoming Broadway Debut in BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
by Walter McBride - June 19, 2019
Three-time Grammy Award® nominated singersongwriter Vanessa Carlton will make her Broadway debut this summer as Carole King in the hit musical Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. Carlton will begin performances Thursday, June 27 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre and play a 10-week run. Just yesterday, Carlton gave us a sneak peek at her upcoming performance as the iconic Carole King.
by TV - Press Previews - June 18, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, three-time Grammy Award® nominated singersongwriter Vanessa Carlton, will make her Broadway debut this summer as Carole King in the hit musical Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. Carlton will begin performances Thursday, June 27 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) for a 10-week run in the Tony®, Olivier®, and Grammy Award-winning smash hit.
by BWW News Desk - June 15, 2019
Check out the latest cast of Drifters, Shirelles, and music industry legends that make up the company of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical!
by TV News Desk - June 13, 2019
This July 4th, A CAPITOL FOURTH continues its 39-year tradition of celebrating our nation's independence on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol building. Two-time Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos (Netflix's YOU, FULLER HOUSE, ER) returns to host the country's longest-running live national July 4th TV tradition. A CAPITOL FOURTH's family-friendly Independence Day celebration will commemorate our country's 243rd birthday with all-star musical performances, and remains unaffiliated with any other July 4th events around the country, and in other locations in Washington, D.C.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
BroadwayWorld has just learned that singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton will be the next Carole King in Broadway's Beautiful. Carlton takes over the role from Chilina Kennedy, who departs the production on June 26.
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2019
Beginning today, March 14, Kara Lindsay will return to the company of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical as Cynthia Weil. She takes over the role from Jessica Keenan Wynn, who played her final performance on March 13.
by BWW News Desk - February 24, 2019
The cast of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical are celebrating Black History Month with a new photo series titled 'Black is BEAUTIFUL.'
by Stage Tube - February 18, 2019
The cast of 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,' stopped by 'The View' on Monday to perform a medley of Carole King hits.