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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway

Carole King's Beautiful - Show Summary, Photos, Dates & Description.

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway Tickets

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Summary:

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a jukebox musical that tells the life story of the musician Carole King, using her repertoire of songs to recount the tale.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - Background:

Starring TONY Award winner Jessie Mueller as Carole King, the show is as moving as it is entertaining. King, nee Klein, a stage-frightened, Jewish teen from Brooklyn is determined to break into the music industry as a songwriter, despite the odds stacked against her.

Her talent and determination paid off and by the time she was in her twenties, King and her husband and writing partner, Gerry Goffin, had written hit songs for rock and roll's biggest names like The Shirelles, The Monkees, and Aretha Franklin.

The show chronicles the struggles with her relationship, the overtly sexist music industry, and the plight of being a single mother. While there is no doubt that her album, Tapestry, had lasting reverberations across the music industry, Beautiful is an awe-inspiring story that chronicles the situations and songs that led up to that turning point in King's life.
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Noteworthy Dates For The Show

Previews Begin: 11/21/13
Show Opens: 01/12/14
Show Closes: Open Ended
Number of Performances: 8 Shows per week
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The show is a classic bio-play, portraying the life story of one of the most famous American songwriters of our time, but it is also extraordinary in its concise form and emotionally-drive plot. The audience gets to sing along to radio chart-toppers including such hits as “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,”  “Beautiful,” “I Feel The Earth Move,” “On Broadway,” “Some Kind of Wonderful,” "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Now and Forever," and “One Fine Day.” The musical was nominated for seven Tony Awards, winning two, including Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Jessie Mueller. The show succeeds in keeping the audience on the edge of their seats, through the compelling story and the interesting history of the career and life of the great performer.


Children will very likely have a wonderful time at this show, although they may not relate to the music as much as adults who lived through the period in which they were written.  Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
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Beautiful Cast Members:

Chilina Kennedy as Carole King
Evan Todd as Gerry Coffin
Jessica Keenan Wynn as Cynthia Weil (Current)
Kara Lindsay as Cynthia Weil (Past)
Ben Jacoby as Barry Mann
Paul Anthony Stewart as Don Kirshner
Liz Larsen as Genie Klein
Abby Mueller as Carole King (Past)
Jesse Mueller as Carole King (Past)

Broadway Theatre:

Stephen Sondheim Theatre
124 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10019
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Theatre Landlord:

Roundabout Theatre Company


43rd Street, between 6th and Broadway

Stephen Sondheim Box Office Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: Noon - 6pm

Seating Map:
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  Show Duration:
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is 2 hours and 15 minutes long, including an intermission.

Staff and Creative Team:

Executive Producer:
Christine Russell
Sherry Kondor
General Manager:
Charlotte Wilcox Company
Company Manager:
Bruce Kagel at Charlotte Wilcox Company
Production Manager:
Juniper Street Productions
Casting Director:
Stephen Kopel at Jim Carnahan Casting
Advertising Representative:
Serino Coyne
Production Stage Manager:
Peter Hanson
Press Agent:
Musical - New York Premiere

Production Credits:

Marc Bruni (Director)
Josh Prince (Choreographer)
Derek McLane (Scenic Designer)
Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations/Music Arrangements) 
Alejo Vietti (Costume Designer) 
Brian Ronan (Sound Designer)
Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Designer)  
Jason Howland (Music Supervisor) 
John Miller (Music Coordinator)

Other Credits:
Carole King, Barry Mann, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil (Music & Lyrics)
Douglas McGrath (Book)
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Parking For This Theatre:

The closest parking garages for the Stephen Sondheim Theatre are located at:
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38th West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Central Parking System
100 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.
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