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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Who has not heard the music of Carole King? It is all here in one neat package. Broadway at its best!

Thank Barbara V
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

On a recent trip to New York City, we went to see Beautiful. We were delighted with our decision.

This musical is a musical biography of Carole King. I have noted in the title that it is a perfect choice for people of a certain age. We are of that age that grew up with the music that Carole King and her husband wrote and with Tapestry. For those of us who loved the music growing up, the show provided an opportunity to hear it all again. I was aware that Ms. King had written many songs during that period, but was surprised to hear some of the ones that she worked on.

The show itself it well presented. During the presentation of songs that she an her husband wrote, the musical will have the actors working on the song and then have members of the cast appear as the artist who had the hits with those songs. Some of the production numbers were just great. The songs by the Drifters were wonderful. The production number by the young lady portraying Little Eva and singing Locomotion was just delightful.

The main members of the cast are very good. The acting and the singing was consistently outstanding. Special mention, of course, must be made of Ms. Jessie Mueller. Her portrayal of Carole King is amazing. Having seen Carole King on PBS Specials, I was amazed at how Ms. Mueller began to look like and sound like the actual Carole King.

Since we planned the trip some months ago, we purchased tickets for the show prior to the announcement of the nominations for the Tony Awards. I understand that after the nominations were announced and Beautiful has received several nominations, tickets for the show are not difficult to get. We enjoyed the musical enough that we look forward to seeing it again sometime.

Thank SCTraveler16
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

I learned so much about Carole King's beginnings which included songs that spanned decades before her hits like "Tapestry" and "Natural Woman." Wow. The cast was strong and talented. Unlike Jersey Boys there were surprises and twist and turns.

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Awesome broadway show with wonderful story line and music .
Felt like we were back at a 70s concert , wonderful and emotional

Thank Scotty F
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Really enjoyed this excellent show at the Stephen Sondheim theater which is one of the nicest theaters on Broadway. The music is great and the performances were amazing. Strongly recommend especially if you are a Carole King fan.

Thank Linda A
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