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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (NYC)

Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great acting, Must see

About the show

A new Tony Award-winning musical based on Carole King's inspiring story, tracking her rise to stardom and featuring many of her award-winning songs.

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Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. 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 flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. "Beautiful" tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.


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100
Perez Hilton

"Beautiful lives up to its name and then some! The new musical based on the life of and featuring the music of legendary songwriter Carole King is a non-stop hit parade and the perfect example of a jukebox musical done right!" Full Review

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CitiTour

"'Beautiful' takes the early life story – and music – of the legendary singer-songwriter Carole King to create one of the most entertaining Broadway shows in years. All of the necessary elements have come together here, from a surprisingly smart and witty book by Douglas McGrath, smooth direction by Marc Bruni, and the work of a consistently top-notch cast. As a result, audiences leave with a song on their lips, a smile on their face, and even a tingle in their heart." Full Review

90
NYC Theatre Addict

“Abby’s opening moment at the piano did lack the spark and charisma of Jessie–but once the actual story began, Abby pulled way ahead with her acting chops. She acted her way through each and every moment. I knew I was going to love the music, but this time I really connected with the character and her struggle. This show is so much more than just a jukebox collection of great songs. There is a wonderful story full of wit and pathos.” Full Review

85
Newsday

"Jessie Mueller strikes a delicate balance between spunk and humility, making it impossible not to root for her as she morphs into an inspired Carole King." Full Review

80
The Hollywood Reporter

"McGrath, director Marc Bruni and the appealing performers don’t exactly break that mold by going for complexity. But while keeping things light and breezy, they have populated Beautiful with well-defined characters with relatable human foibles." Full Review

80
Theatre is Easy

"'Beautiful' places more focus on the music than the story and plot, making it not so much a tribute to Carole King’s life as it is a tribute to her large body of work...King’s relationship with Gerry is glossed over and we learn little about what their life is like. This leads to the end of their relationship feeling less dramatic and climactic than it could have been...Anyone who was not a fan of King’s songs before the show will most likely be one by curtain call." Full Review

80
Entertainment Weekly

"Watching Beautiful, the new jukebox musical celebrating the remarkable life and work of Carole King, you may not feel the earth move under your feet. But the new Broadway show emerges as a slick and joyous celebration of female empowerment." Full Review

75
New York Theater

“Beautiful,” is beautifully performed and tuneful new entertainment.The story serves as an efficient delivery system for Carole King’s surprisingly diverse hits – not much more, nothing less." Full Review

75
Theatermania

"Director Marc Bruni has taken the gift of a smart and economical script and run with it. Amid lightning-quick transitions, this show only decelerates when it wants to. Split-second costume changes (designer Alejo Vietti must be a witch) add to the magic and fun of the evening." Full Review

75
Frequent Business Traveler

"It’s more of a living jukebox filled with Carole King’s works, with minimal context and a cringe-worthy Jewish mother added...The audience is there for the great music and choreography, and the cast does not disappoint...Unfortunately, some of the references will only make sense to AARP card-toting audience members...It’s practically a given that everyone will leave the show humming something from the Carole King catalog." Full Review

70
The New York Times

"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” should probably be titled “Brooklyn Girl.” This renaming would allow theatergoers to know exactly what to expect of the friendly, formulaic bio-musical." Full Review

70
New York Daily News

"King made magic with her catalogue and it is an unqualified treat to hear her best-known hits performed live...Too bad a great musical isn’t only about the music. The book is crucial, too — and this show’s connect-the-dots story line is so simplistic that the extravagantly talented King’s life emerges as a mundane version of the long-suffering little woman." Full Review

70
The Huffington Post

"Before we get to what's wrong with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, let's establish what's so right that it instantly joins the ranks of irresistible jukebox tuners. In other words, it should have a long and healthy run, if, the producers can either convince Jessie Mueller to remain in the title role forever or if they can find replacements as enormously talented as she is." Full Review

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Broadway Blog

"Director Marc Bruni and the design team keep things moving at a brisk pace. The show is tightly directed and seamlessly flows from the songwriters to the pop artists that shared their work with the world. The hard-working ensemble takes on these musical icons, and while they look and sound incredibly polished, there is a decidedly “Broadway” sound to their vocal delivery." Full Review

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Stu on Broadway

"An entertaining blend of charm, nostalgia, and showmanship. The show’s overall feel and musicality will resonate greatly with a generation of baby boomers...While the book provides a cohesive plot and allows for a firmly developed point-counterpoint between the songwriting teams, the overall results for 'Beautiful' are problematic." Full Review

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Variety

"The early life and career of legendary singer-songwriter Carole King surely deserves more imaginative treatment than the corny chronological storytelling and old-fashioned musical format of “Beautiful.” But all is forgiven, whenever Jessie Mueller, in the modest person of Carole King, sits down at the piano and pours heart and soul into familiar favorites from the composer’s songbook." Full Review

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Talkin' Broadway

"Though Beautiful is ultra-slick and impeccably executed for what it is, electrifying it is not." Full Review

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StageZine

"'Beautiful' lacks the biographical wallop and dramatic intensity of such jukebox musicals as 'Jersey Boys' and the gleeful fun of 'Mamma Mia'... The presentation and performances of these venerable songs is hollow and spotty, like watching a highbrow version of TV’s 'Solid Gold'…Regardless, 'Beautiful' has a guilty-pleasure sense of fun and nostalgia and a few hearty performances, making us overlook the show’s many shortcomings." Full Review

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USA Today

"Mueller's portrayal of King — far and away the best reason to see Beautiful." Full Review

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New York Magazine / Vulture

"Perhaps such material can’t be well directed, but we will never know. What I can say is that Marc Bruni certainly hasn’t improved it. The show is full of clunky transitions, dead space, scenes that peter out until someone mercifully snaps off the lights." Full Review


100
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love or even like Carole King's music, or just a good biography.

Don't see it if You're not a musical kind of person.

100
Funny, Delightful, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you are a Carole King fan you enjoy great music you like to see a casual look at the process of writing songs

Don't see it if none, other than you have tickets for Hamilton at the same performance time

100
Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying this

See it if You’d enjoy a biographically based production of the wonderful and brilliantly presented Goffen/King playlist.

Don't see it if If you dislike Carole King music, or biographically based musicals.

100
Delightful, Resonant, Romantic, Great singing, Great staging

See it if anyone over 35 or so probably knows the music well, and will love the origin story.

Don't see it if you've never heard of carole king or the drifters or the shirelles, or worse, if you just can't appreciate their kind of music

100
Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if This is a fabulous musical wth wonderful songs, singing and acting with a great storyline.

Don't see it if You might not like this show if you don’t like musicals.

100
Funny, Delightful, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You love Carole Kings music, if you are a 50’s or 60’s boomer....if you just want an up lifting good time. Worth every penny

Don't see it if you are a drama fan or looking for a dark concept

100
Great acting, Great singing, Amazing, Terrific

See it if You are a fan of Carole King, You like the songs, and You are a jukebox musical fan.

Don't see it if You have small kids that don't understand it, You find the show boring, You aren't a Carole King fan, and It's too loud.

100
Must see, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Enjoy the music of the 60's

Don't see it if you do not like carole king's songs

100
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if because it's terrific! The music will send you out humming.

Don't see it if you don't like 60's rock and roll.

100
Absorbing, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Great story about Carol King Amazing singing and very entertaining

Don't see it if Someone who does not like carol king

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you love the music of Carol King and want to be thoroughly entertained

Don't see it if can't think of any reason except you don't like musicals with beautiful music and a good story

100
Delightful, Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You love the music of Carole King and the 70’s. A great nostalgic show - you may be surprised to find out what songs she wrote!

Don't see it if You don’t want to hear the audience start singing along!

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Saw this twice and love love the music, see if you enjoy singer songwriter

Don't see it if You are not a fan of the Carole King music or the 50's

100
Absorbing, Resonant, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love her music

Don't see it if - you dont

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Must see, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you love Carole King and The Drifters and the Shirelles and the Righteous Brothers and all the musicians from that time period

Don't see it if you don't like any of those musicians or any music from that time period

100
Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Great music, Great singing

See it if You like music, alot of good/great songs were written by her. Story put together great.

Don't see it if You did not like Carol King voice.

100
Delightful, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want wonderful music.

Don't see it if you can never be pleased.

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Profound, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like good music

Don't see it if musicals aren't your thing

100
Delightful, Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love music from the 60's and 70s and want to see hear the story of the writer behind all of the beautiful oldies but goodies.

Don't see it if You don't like great music.

100
Exquisite, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You are of fan of great music

Don't see it if If you don't like great American music

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if the songbook of C King is amazing especially since she was 16-17 years old - works so well on bway if you like C king and loved jeresy boys

Don't see it if you are not a Carol king fan or a fan of non traditional musicals

100
Enchanting, Exquisite, Masterful, Great singing, Nostalgic

See it if You're a fan of popular music from the 1950s-1970s. If you love truthful autobiographical stories. If you love feel good classic pop music.

Don't see it if You don't like Carol King. You don't want to cry.

100
Delightful, Resonant, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if If u like Carol King - u will see the behind the scenes of her life & how she wrote songs. I think the book was well woven with the music.

Don't see it if If you do not like Carol King songs.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Inspiring story of female empowerment

See it if you like a great story of female empowerment and love Carole King's music

Don't see it if you dont like her music

100
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you'd like a refreshing spin on the old-school music you love, and the lovable woman behind it all

Don't see it if you don't like music....



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