Step into the life of one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time at Broadway’s Steven Sondheim Theatre for Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. This New York show tells the inspiring story of Carole King, who made her way into the record business as a teenager and wound up at heights that were not yet conquered by any female musical artists.
Carole King was the voice of a generation, and her unforgettable life story has come to Broadway. Before she became a chart-topping solo artist recording her own material, she was Carole Klein, an awkward teenager with a dream of writing pop songs. By the time she reached her 20s, she had a partnership with her husband, Gerry Goffin, and together, they turned out hits for such artists as The Monkees, The Shirelles, The Drifters, Little Eva and Aretha Franklin. But when her personal life began to fall apart, Carole struck out on her own both as a writer and performer, becoming one of the top acts in pop music history. Her first solo album, Tapestry, became the soundtrack for a rebellious and soul-searching America.
This musical is a stroll through memory lane, touching the hearts of everyone in the audience.
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The score is chock-full of such King hits as “I Feel the Earth Move,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?,” “So Far Away,” “One Fine Day” and “Natural Woman.” The book is by Oscar nominee Douglas McGrath, who co-wrote the screenplay for Bullets Over Broadway with Woody Allen. Marc Bruni (The Explorers’ Club, Old Jews Telling Jokes) directs.
The 1960s were a prolific time for the most important music ever written. Lives were changed with many of the songs written by Carole King. Hits like “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” performed by Aretha Franklin, “The Loco-Motion” performed by Little Eva and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” performed by The Shirelles are among the most iconic songs written by Carole King – all songs showcased in this Broadway spectacle.
The running time for Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is two hours and 30 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.
This show is best suited for guests 11 and older due to some talk of drug use.
There is no specific dress code for the Steven Sondheim Theatre. But do dress comfortably for the season that you’re attending the show.
Try to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to curtain time.
Latecomers to the auditorium will be seated at an appropriate break in the performance.
The orchestra level offers a bar with a wide array of sweet and savory options to indulge in before the show. You can take your drinks into the theater in a souvenir cup. The lounge opens an hour before curtain and during the intermission.
Assistive Listening devices are available for rent with a valid photo ID.
Wheelchair seating is located in the orchestra section of the auditorium.