Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (NYC)
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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (NYC)

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (NYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(5796 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great acting, Must see

About the Show

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning Carole King musical tells the inspiring true story of one woman's remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (5,796)

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88 Reviews | 14 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to have a fun night out to the music of Carol King.

Don't see it if No reason not to.

84 Reviews | 1 Follower
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love Carole King

Don't see it if You don’t like Carole King

286 Reviews | 23 Followers
Must see, Masterful, Refreshing, Great acting

See it if You want to see easily the best jukebox musical to hit Broadway. Jukebox musicals tend to be tired, but this show is a breath of fresh air!

Don't see it if You really hate Carol King I guess.

68 Reviews | 10 Followers
Refreshing, Great singing, Exquisite, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love 60's music and memories.

Don't see it if You hated the era.

230 Reviews | 46 Followers
Delightful, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you think you don't know the music of Carole King (you'll be pleasantly surprised that you do) if you DO know her music too, great show!!

Don't see it if You know the music and dislike it, want something edgy and super modern, don't want a show that chronicles a life of Carole King

83 Reviews | 18 Followers
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if If you want to see the story of one of our great popular songwriters, then this is for you.

Don't see it if If you're not a fan of popular music and of rag to riches storys.

54 Reviews | 11 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You love carole king and want to know more about her life and music

Don't see it if If you hate musicals, jewish song writers or fun in general.

95 Reviews | 11 Followers
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Must see

See it if You want all around entertainment

Don't see it if You are dead

Critic Reviews (23)

The New York Times
January 12th, 2014

"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."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
January 12th, 2014

"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."
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New York Daily News
January 12th, 2014

"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."
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January 12th, 2014

"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."
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The Hollywood Reporter
January 12th, 2014

"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."
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Entertainment Weekly
January 16th, 2014

"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."
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January 12th, 2014

"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."
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Talkin' Broadway
January 12th, 2014

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