1. The song list
You will be shocked at how much of this amazing score you are already familiar with. Carole King fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had a flourishing career along with her husband Gerry Goffin writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll like The Drifters, The Shirelles, The Monkees, Little Eva and more. With a song list including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “The Locomotion,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, you will be tapping your toes and nodding your head to the music you know and love from the 60s and 70s.
2. The story
Beautiful tells the amazing true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Beautiful provides a behind the scenes look at the journey to Carole King’s career as you know it today.
3. The inspiration
Before she was Carole King, she was Carol Klein, a teenage songwriter who wrote her first number one hit at only 17. As the rollercoaster of relationships, friendships and family unfolds before her, King’s story is one that will inspire audiences to find their own voice and follow their dreams.
4. The accolades
But don’t just take it from us. Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
was nominated for seven Tony® Awards including Best Musical, was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards and won the 2015 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album. You won’t want to miss this beautiful production!