Why Watch Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Beautiful premiered at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in January, 2014 and has been an instant hit since. Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Theatre Album, this jukebox musical revisits some of Carole King’s greatest hits including “It’s Too Late,” “So Far Away,” and “I Feel the Earth Move.” The foot tapping music and appealing synchronized choreography make it a Broadway sensation. Chilina Kennedy playing Carole King touches the audience with her exemplary singing skills and range of emotions. It is a must-watch musical for Carole King fans and anyone who loves music.
Beautiful is the story of Carole King, one of the most successful female songwriters of the 20th century. The musical captures her early career and rise to success while exploring her relationships with her husband Gerry Goffin and their musician friends, duo Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. The story journeys through King’s transformation from songwriter to singer, as she struggles to find peace and balance with her relationships. It’s a tale about the real-life making of a star!
Family audiences | Carole King fans | Biographical story enthusiasts
“Instantly joins the ranks of the irresistible! Take my word, the earth under the theatre moves, it moves!”
– The Huffington Post
“Lead me to BEAUTIFUL and I’ll happily follow! You can’t help getting caught up in it.”
– New York Observer
Know Before You Go
Recommended for audience members ages 11 and up. Children under 4 will not be admitted.
The theater has a seating capacity of 1,437. For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our Stephen Sondheim Theatre Seating Chart Guide.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
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