Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

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Tickets are on sale now for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway.

Come and feel the earth move on the Great White Way with the smash hit jukebox musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which tells the story of the much-loved singer-songwriter’s rise to fame, charting the trials and tribulations of both her professional and personal lives. The Broadway production began previews at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on November 21, 2013, and officially opened on January 12, 2014.

Winning the Grammy in 2015 for “Best Musical Theater Album” is a true testament to the love for and longevity of Ms. King’s back catalogue, which features such highly-praised standards as “You’ve Got a Friend”, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”, “It’s Too Late”, and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”. Her legendary album “Tapestry”, which was released in 1971, sold more than 10 million copies in the United States alone and was awarded four Grammy Awards. The Broadway musical ensures that those tracks remain celebrated by being performed live eight times a week by a gifted ensemble of actors.

Beautiful put original cast member Jessie Mueller on the map, elevating her to the elite of Broadway’s modern leading ladies, and earning her a Tony Award for her sensitive, nuanced portrayal of Carole King. The musical also explores her tumultuous relationship with ex-husband Gerry Goffin, as well as her working and personal relationships with fellow songwriters Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. This provides the perfect opportunity to showcase a handful of Weil/Mann classics along the way too, such as “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” and, most fittingly, “On Broadway”.

Beautiful is the epitome of the bio-musical and a great way to awaken an uplifting sense of nostalgia in die-hard Carole King fans from across the globe, as well as introducing younger theatregoers to the music that defined a generation. Why not pay a trip to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre and find out about the natural woman behind those legendary hits?

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

Running time: 
2hrs 20mins (including 1 intermission)
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About Beautiful: The Carole King Musical:

Long before she was Carole King: chart-topping music artist, she was Carol Klein: a girl from Brooklyn. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll.

By:
Music & Lyrics by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, and a Book by Douglas McGrath
Producer:
Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Director:
Marc Bruni
Lighting:
Peter Kaczorowski
Sound:
Brian Ronan
Design:
Derek McLane
Choreography:
Josh Prince
Costume:
Alejo Vietti
Cast list:
Chilina Kennedy (as Carole King until Jun 26), Vanessa Carlton (as Carole King from Jun 27 to Sep 1), Evan Todd (as Gerry Goffin), Kara Lindsay (as Cynthia Weil), Ben Jacoby (as Barry Mann), Paul Anthony Stewart (as Don Kirshner), and Liz Larsen (as Genie Klein)
Other info:
Orchestrations and Music Arrangements by Steve Sidwell, Music Supervision by Jason Howland, Music Coordination by John Miller, Wig & Hair Design by Charles G. LaPointe
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
November 21, 2013
Opening date: 
January 12, 2014
Booking to: 
January 5, 2020
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday2pm-
Thursday-7pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday2pm7pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Latest Beautiful: The Carole King Musical News & Features

Vanessa Carlton
Vanessa Carlton to make Broadway debut in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
May 8, 2019

"A Thousand Miles" to Broadway! Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton is set to make her Broadway debut when she assumes the title role in the hit bio-musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre from June 27, 2019 for a limited 10-week enagagement. Current star Chilina Kennedy is scheduled to exit the production on June 26.

Chilina Kennedy in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical welcomes Chilina Kennedy back to Broadway
May 7, 2019

It's "One Fine Day" because Chilina Kennedy returns to the title role of the hit bio-musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre tonight, following her monthlong limited engagement in the Toronto production. Sarah Bockel, star of the show's National Tour, played her final performance in the role on May 5, 2019.

Sarah Bockel in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Sarah Bockel assumes the role of Carole King in Beautiful on Broadway
April 9, 2019

Whilst Broadway star Chilina Kennedy returns to her hometown of Toronto to play a monthlong engagement in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Princess of Wales Theatre, Sarah Bockel, star of the show's National Tour, will reprise the role of Carole King on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Her limited run begins tonight and ends on May 5, 2019.

Kara Lindsay as Cynthia Weil
Kara Lindsay returns to Broadway's Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
March 14, 2019

Back "On Broadway"! Kara Lindsay returns to the role of Cynthia Weil in the hit bio-musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre tonight, succeeding Jessica Keenan Wynn, who played her final performance on March 13. This marks Ms. Lindsay's third stint in the role, having played Weil in 2017 and in 2018. She is perhaps best known to Broadway fans for originating the role of Katherine in Disney's Newsies on the Great White Way and for her runs as Glinda in the Broadway production of Wicked.

Chilina Kennedy in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Chilina Kennedy returns to star in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway
January 3, 2019

Back "On Broadway"! Chilina Kennedy returns to the title role of the hit bio-musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre tonight, ahead of the production's fifth Anniversary (on January 12, 2019), as previously announced. Former leading lady Abby Mueller played her final performance in the role on December 30, 2018.

Chilina Kennedy in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Chilina Kennedy to return as Carole King in Beautiful for fifth anniversary
December 11, 2018

Back "On Broadway"! As the hit bio-musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical approaches its fifth Anniversary (on January 12, 2019) at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre, producers announced today that Chilina Kennedy will return to the title role from January 3, 2019. Current leading lady Abby Mueller is set to play her final performance in the role on December 30, 2018.

Interview with Beautiful and Supergirl star Melissa Benoist
June 6, 2018

You could certainly describe today as "One Fine Day" as we at the New York Theatre Guide were treated to a special sneak peak performance of "So Far Away" by Melissa Benoist, who is all set to make her Broadway debut as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tomorrow night, June 7! Her fans will get the chance to see her live, up-close and personal at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre through to August 4, 2018!

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Sometimes all theatre is meant to do is make you feel good. Or in this case feel beautiful. I KNOW how cliché that sounds. Mea Culpa. Deal with it.