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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

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Winner of 2 Tony Awards and a Grammy, Beautiful is the wonderful production of Carole King’s life and a celebration of her music. Directed by Marc Bruni, it features an original music score by Gerry Goffin and Carole herself. The earnest production aims at paying a beautiful homage to Carole King who has left an indelible mark on the music of an entire generation.

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.

The Story

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!

Good for

Family audiences | Carole King fans | Biographical story enthusiasts

Critics Reviews

“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

Show Details

Show Timings

Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 PM
Saturday 2 PM & 8 PM
Sunday 2PM & 7 PM
Wednesday 2 PM

Duration
2 hours and 20 minutes, with 1 intermission

Leading Roles
Chilina Kennedy as Carole King
Kara Lindsay as Cynthia Weil
Ben Jacoby as Barry Mann
Evan Todd as Gerry Goffin

Directed by
Marc Bruni

Music & Lyrics by
Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil

Top Songs
“It’s Too Late”, “So Far Away”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, “One Fine Day” & “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman”

Know Before You Go

Audience
Recommended for audience members ages 11 and up. Children under 4 will not be admitted.

Available Facilities
Wheelchair accessible
In-house bar
Coat check

Seating
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.

Outside Food
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.

Dress Code
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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Sasha
Sasha
Reviewed in November, 2017

Fast confirmation on website. Orchestra seats were nice.

Avery
Avery
Reviewed in November, 2017

‘Beautiful’ was indeed beautiful! Carole King’s character is truly touching. We booked very good seats through Headout. Watching this live show was an experience to remember.

Gregory
Gregory
Reviewed in November, 2017

We went crazy with the foot tapping music and such appealing choreography! Wish we had booked ourselves in a higher category of tickets! Anyway what we got was not bad, view was good just wanted to be closer to the stage!

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Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 124 West 43rd Street, New York

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