Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Run Time:
Two hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission
Opened: January 12, 2014
Closing: October 27, 2019

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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.

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Theater review: 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical'
6 / 10

"Beautiful," a sentimental and sympathetic biography led by a poignant, extremely winning performance from breakout star Jessie Mueller, is slickly staged, genuinely touching and very enjoyable...It lacks the sin and sex appeal in "Jersey Boys," or the restless momentum of "Motown," and relies on feel-good nostalgia. Nevertheless, "Beautiful" is unusually coherent, character-driven and sincere for a jukebox musical. And who can resist those songs? So how can this not be a hit?

Theater Review: A Natural Woman and Not Much Else in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
5 / 10

Everything in Beautiful sounds better on Jessie Mueller. Or, for that matter, on Jake Epstein as Goffin, Jarrod Spector as Mann, and Anika Larsen as Weil. To the extent the show remains bizarrely enjoyable despite its essential hackishness, it's this central quartet of performers who make it happen. (The musical arrangements by Steve Sidwell are also good - and bonus points for hiring Dillon Kondor, King's grandson, on guitar.) Of course, there are the songs themselves, which excuse many faults. At one point we hear an actor playing Neil Sedaka sing his 1959 hit "Oh! Carol," supposedly written in heartbreak over King, whom he'd dated. "It's a song, not a deposition," King tells her worried mother. Beautiful is no deposition, god knows; there's virtually nothing true in it. But at its best, and only then, it's a song.

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Returns to Dr. Phillips Center; Still Better Than Most Jukebox Musicals by Aaron Wallace - May 16, 2022

But BEAUTIFUL is structured differently than most 'backstage biomusicals.' It's not a rags to riches story, exactly, nor the routine tale of one woman's ascent to superstardom. Mercifully, we are spared the obligatory plot points of that particular formula. King never learns her contract is unconscionable nor fires a manager in dramatic fashion. There is no descent into addiction, fall from grace, dramatic career slump, or climatic comeback...

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

Broadway in Fort Lauderdale has announced the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Fort Lauderdale return to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for five performances June 17-19, 2022.

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The Paramount Theatre by Jay Irwin - April 9, 2022

Jukebox musicals are a mainstay of the American Musical Theater. They have recognizable hit songs built in and instant appeal for fans. But they’re difficult to get right, needing a good book to incorporate the songs into a cohesive story. Even more difficult is the jukebox bio-musical where they’re trying to tell the story of the artist’s life with their own songs. Read our critic's review.

BEAUTIFUL is Coming to Seattle's Paramount Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 16, 2022

The Carole King Musical will return to the Paramount Theatre for three performances only – on Friday, April 8 (8pm) and Saturday, April 9 (2pm and 8pm). The two previously scheduled performances on Sunday, April 10 (1pm and 6:30 pm) have been cancelled due to the limited availability of transportation to ship the set to the tour’s next engagement.

BWW Review: The National Tour of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Opens at the Academy of Music by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 23, 2022

The jukebox musical is a genre of musical theatre that is not always easy to get right. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which opened last night at the Kimmel Cultural Campus' Academy of Music, is an example of a jukebox musical done perfectly.

BWW Interview: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL National Tour's Rachel Coloff Talks Starring as Genie & More! by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 21, 2022

The National Tour of the Tony and Grammy Award Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, is coming to the Academy of Music February 22 - 27, 2022! The long-running hit charts legendary singer-songwriter and hit-making machine Carole King's journey from the start of her career as a young woman in the music industry, to the ultimate heights of stardom.

Tickets for BEAUTIFUL " THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at the Times-Union Center On Sale by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 21, 2022

The Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will return to Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts for one night only, May 12, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

BEAUTIFUL " THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Coming to The Buddy Holly Hall by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 12, 2022

The American Theatre Guild will present the Lubbock engagement of the highly anticipated BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical. This production is part of the BROADWAY IS BACK AT THE BUDDY HOLLY HALL SERIES and will take place February 8–9, 2022.

BEAUTIFUL " THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Return to the Kimmel Cultural Campus by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 11, 2022

The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, February 22 - 27, 2022, at the Campus' Academy of Music.

BEAUTIFUL " THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Coming to the Fox Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 10, 2022

Beautiful- The Carole King Musical will welcome Sara Sheperd (Carole King), James D. Gish (Gerry Goffin), Sara King (Cynthia Weil), Ryan Farnsworth (Barry Mann), Matt Loehr (Don Kirshner) and Rachel Coloff (Genie Klein) to the Company. Beautiful – The Carole King Musical will make its Atlanta return at the Fox Theatre May 20-22.

Photos: Check Out New Images of the National Tour of BEAUTIFUL! by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 17, 2021

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical returned to the road on November 2, 2021 in Chicago, IL, having been off the road for 600 days due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Beautiful opened last night at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, NJ and will play more than 65 cities on its 2021-22 North American Touring season.

Sara Sheperd Will Lead the Tour of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL; Full Casting Announced! by Stephi Wild - October 7, 2021

The North American tour of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical Beautiful- The Carole King Musical will welcome Sara Sheperd (Carole King), James D. Gish (Gerry Goffin), Sara King (Cynthia Weil), Ryan Farnsworth (Barry Mann), Matt Loehr (Don Kirshner) and Rachel Coloff (Genie Klein) to the Company.

National Tour of BEAUTIFUL " THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Returns in November by Stephi Wild - September 8, 2021

The production will hold technical rehearsals and performances at Chicago's CIBC Theatre (November 2-7, 2021) before embarking on its 2021-22 North American Touring season. Casting will be announced later.

VIDEO: BEAUTIFUL UK Tour Company Performs Virtual Rendition of 'Feel The Earth Move' by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2020

The 2020 UK touring company of Beautiful has released a virtual performance of Feel The Earth Move.

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Helps Jackson Feel the Earth Move by Juliana Asbill - March 14, 2020

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical began its performance on Wednesday night in Jackson, Mississippi with an empty stage, a grand piano, and a song that sets the tone for an incredible, emotional journey about to be undertaken. The touring production's stop at Thalia Mara Hall on March 11th was presented by Trustmark as part of the theatre's Broadway in Jackson series. 

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Is A Satisfying, If Not Remarkable, Evening In The Theatre At The McCallum by David Green - February 9, 2020

Sometimes an evening in the theatre can be provocative, emotionally stirring, highly uplifting, mind-altering, eye-opening or even life-changing. Sometimes an evening in the theatre can bring you such immense joy or elation by the power of the story or the incredible performances that your very soul is set on fire and the a?oehigha?? lingers far beyond the final curtain. Sometimes you feel that your life would be just a little emptier, or that you would have really missed out on                something very special, had you not spent that evening in the theatre. BEAUTIFUL is none of these. But it's a nice evening, all the same.

Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL Ends its Six-Year Run on Broadway by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - October 28, 2019

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical ended its Broadway run yesterday, 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.

Kennedy Caughell to Take Over National Tour of BEAUTIFUL by Julie Musbach - August 9, 2019

The North American tour of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical Beautiful - The Carole King Musical will welcome Kennedy Caughell (Carole King), James D. Gish (Gerry Goffin), Kathryn Boswell(Cynthia Weil), James Michael Lambert (Barry Mann), Matt Loehr (Don Kirshner) and Rachel Coloff (Genie Klein) to the Company beginning September 20 in Utica, NY.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

So Far Away
1650 Broadway Melody
It Might As Well Rain Until September
Some Kind of Wonderful
Happy Days Are Here Again
Take Good Care of My Baby
Will You Love Me Tomorrow
He's Sure the Boy I Love
Up on the Roof
On Broadway
The Locomotion
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
One Fine Day
Chains
Walking in the Rain
Pleasant Valley Sunday
We Gotta Get Out of This Place
Uptown
It's Too Late
You've Got a Friend
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Beautiful
I Feel the Earth Move
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 2014, West End which opened in 2015 and US Tour which opened in 2015.
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for Douglas McGrathBest Orchestrations for Steve Sidwell and Best Sound Design of a Musical for Brian Ronan.
Best Book of a Musical for Douglas McGrath Best Orchestrations for Steve Sidwell Best Sound Design of a Musical for Brian Ronan.
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Douglas McGrath, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Steve Sidwell, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Brian Ronan, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Jessie MuellerOutstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Douglas McGrath Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Steve Sidwell Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Brian Ronan Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Jessie Mueller Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

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