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Why see Beautiful: The Carole King Musical?

Feel Beautiful!

Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful was the feel-good Broadway hit of 2014, scoring two Tony Awards. Described by The New York Times as "A complex, revitalizing portrait of the real, conflicted person within the reluctant star", Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is an inspiring story about the rocky road to superstardom!

Featuring songs from her back catalogue, as a solo artist and co-writer, Beautiful revisits "Uptown," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" and "You've Got a Friend" amongst many more, with touching grace, proving it's much more than just another jukebox musical.

The road to stardom...

Before rising to one of the 20th Century's best-selling stars, plain Carol Klein was a talented teenager, living in Brooklyn and making music. But it's her co-writing, with husband Gerry Goffin that gets her noticed. Breaking through into the music business as a songwriter for some of the day's biggest artists, she discovers there is more to juggle whilst following her dreams. All is not what it seems with her fairy-tale life. It's only when we fall, that we learn to fly.

Lose yourself in the Tony winning Beautiful on its national tour, and see the journey that led to finding her true voice.

DID YOU KNOW?

'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow', penned with Goffin, was Carol's first Number One hit, when she was just 17!

Key Information

Audience

Suitable for audiences aged 11 and upwards.

Run Time

Two hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

Dates

Finished Mar 12, 2020

Cast

Sara Sheperd as Carole King
James D. Gish as Gerry Goffin
Sara King as Cynthia Weil
Ryan Farnsworth as Barry Mann
Matt Loehr as Don Kirshner
Rachel Coloff as Genie Klein 

ENSEMBLE
Edwin Bates, Kaitlyn Nicole Davis, Rosharra Francis, Jamary Alexandra Gil, Kevin Hack, Danielle Herbert, Torrey Linder, Jaques Linder-Long, Nick Moulton, Julian Malone, Nurney, Teshomech Olenja, Monet Sabel, Paul Scanlan, Sarah Sigman, Ben Toomer and Melvin Tunstall III.

Creative

Book by Douglas McGrath
Directed by  Mark Bruni
Produced by Paul Blake
Choreographed by Josh Prince
Musical Direction by Jason Howland
Set Design by Derek McLane
Costume Design by Alejo Vietti
Lighting Design by Peter Kaczorowski
Sound Design by Brian Ronan
Wig and Hair Design by Charles G. LaPointe
Orchestrations and Music Arrangements by Steve Sidwell
Music Co-ordination by John Miller

Awards

2014 Tony awards

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Jessie Mueller

Best Sound Design of a Musical



2014 DRAMA DESK AWARDS

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Anika Larsen

Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical - Brian Ronan

Reviews

Our review

Flawless, Inspiring, Remarkable

In 2018, we are not surprised by the teenyboppers moving through the music industry at a rapid rate producing hit songs, and then disappearing from the limelight almost as quickly as they shot to fame. However, in the late 1950s, it was certainly a surpr

Nicola Quinn

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Customer reviews

20 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

Maria

Beautiful The Carole King Story

First time to the Incline Theatre. 5 stars because of the following. 1 star for The view and location which is very impressive. We brought a 13 yr old young man and he made the effort to cross the street to snap pics of Downtown Cincy. Parked on the second level of the parking garage. Arrived shortly after 7 and there we a handful of spaces available. Purchased tickets via phone and Will call was easy and avoid fees and they sent a reminder with suggestions on parking and eating which gets 1 star. Concessions reasonably priced and available 1 star. Seats of theatre were spacious and comfortable. Another star to the cast and crew. The actress that played Carole had an amazing range and was very believable in the role. Another star for the story itself. It keeps you engaged and lets you in on how the music industry worked in the 60s and 70s. ... Read more

Andy Hite

"Beautiful" at the Marriott Theatre: A Heartfelt Triumph!

"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" at the Marriott Theatre is a masterclass in musical theatre. It brilliantly intertwines Carole King's compelling life story with her iconic music, delivered by a stellar cast whose performances are as authentic as they are powerful. The production quality, from the set design to the period-perfect costumes, immerses the audience in the era. More than just entertainment, it's an emotional journey that celebrates King's legacy, leaving a profound impact on its audience. This show is a standout, not just for King's fans but for anyone who appreciates exceptional storytelling and music. ... Read more

Susan Howard

Beautiful Review

Understandably this is not the NYC Broadway production. This is what someone kept reminding me of after seeing the local performance. While the spirit of the play and story were flawless and inspiring, many of the singers lacked the presence, neatness, appearance, and talent to be used in this or any play. ... Read more

News

Join Jessie Mueller, Hillary Clinton and more for live chat

Join Jessie Mueller, Hillary Clinton and more for live chat

Wendy, September 24th, 2020
Jessie Mueller, Hillary Clinton, Audra McDonald and more will join a special online chat to discuss all things Broadway on Oct 1st. The live event will be hosted by The New York Times, and chaired by their theatre reporter Michael Paulson....
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Join Jessie Mueller, Hillary Clinton and more for live chat

Join Jessie Mueller, Hillary Clinton and more for live chat
Wendy, September 24th, 2020
Jessie Mueller, Hillary Clinton, Audra McDonald and more will join a special online chat to discuss all things Broadway on Oct 1st. The live event will be hosted by The New York Times, and chaired by their theatre reporter Michael Paulson....
Read more

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