Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Musical
  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: November 21, 2013
  • Show Opened : January 12, 2014
  • Show Closed: October 27, 2019

The life story of musician Carole King, using her repertoire of songs to recount the tale of her family struggles for acceptance, forgiveness and fame.

What's Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Like?

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.

Is Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Good for Kids?

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.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway 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 significant odds against her making it in the business.

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, when she could start each day with no more regrets.

Theatre Information

Stephen Sondheim Theatre

124 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,026
Entrance: 43rd Street, between 6th and Broadway
Theatre Information

Stephen Sondheim Theatre Seating Chart

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Marquee

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Marquee

Cast Members

Carole King
Sarah Bockel
Gerry Goffin
Cory Jeacoma
Cynthia Weil
Jessica Keenan Wynn
Don Kirshner
Paul Anthony Stewart
Genie Klein
Liz Larsen
Barry Mann
Ben Jacoby

Past Cast Members

Carole King
Abby Mueller
Carole King
Chilina Kennedy
Carole King
Jesse Mueller
Carole King
Melissa Benoist
Cynthia Weil
Kara Lindsay
Cynthia Weil
Jessica Keenan
Genie Klein
Michele Pawk
Genie Klein
Liz Larsen
Gerry Coffin
Evan Todd


Christine Russell (Executive Producer)

Sherry Kondor (Executive Producer)

BarLor Productions

Brunish Trinchero

Elaine Krauss

Fakston Productions

Good Productions

Harriet Newman Leve

Jeffrey Sine

Jeremiah J. Harris

Joel Hyatt

John Gore

Kit Seidel

Larry Magid

Lawrence S. Toppall

Marianne MillsMary Solomon

Matthew C. Blank

Michael J. Moritz Jr.

Mike Bosner

Orin Wolf

Patty Baker

Paul Blake

Richard A. Smith

Roger Faxon

Sony ATV Music Publishing

Stylesfour Productions

Terry Schnuck

Tim Hogue

William Court Cohen

Production Credits

Marc Bruni
Josh Prince
Scenic Designer
Derek McLane
Orchestrations/Music Arrangements
Steve Sidwell
Costume Designer
Alejo Vietti
Sound Designer
Brian Ronan
Lighting Designer
Peter Kaczorowsk
Music Supervisor)
Jason Howland
Music Coordinator
John Miller
Music & Lyrics
Carole King, Barry Mann, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil
Douglas McGrath

Creative Team

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