Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Reviews

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Average customer review: 5.0 star rating (5.0 Stars)

Number of reviews: 12



5.0 star rating Anonymous from Los Angeles, NY


Loved it!! I was here visiting from Los Angeles. I have always loved Carole King and seeing this show, gave me so much insight into her life and career. It has tremendous heart and the story is interesting...and the songs!!! The actress playing Carole, Jessie Mueller, was wonderful. She looks and songs just like her. You can't help but love her. All the performances were great. I didn't look at my watch once and it was over 2 hours long. The place was packed. If you want a feel good show and you enjoy hearing songs from the 70s, 80's this show is for you. I predict big hit and Tony noms.

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5.0 star rating Kmf from New York, New York


Not to be missed

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5.0 star rating William Kayen from New York, New York


From the moment the show starts and until the end, you are amazed by it. The music is so enjoyable and the acting is first rate. We grew up hearing all the songs and had no idea of the story behind the scene until now. If you want a great theater experience , don't miss this show. It is definitely Tony award worthy.

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5.0 star rating Susan w. from Buffalo, New York


Saw this show in pre- Broadway run while on vacation in San Francisco. It was the highlight of the trip. Jesse Mueller was amazing - she does Carole King with a twist that enhances the songs - believe it! The remaining cast members ranged from very good to extraordinary. Our group included ages 40-72, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Can't wait to see it again in NYC and get the soundtrack.

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5.0 star rating Jonathan Shaatal from New York, New York


Run, don't walk to this incredible performance of Beautiful. Jessie Mueller is simply amazing as Carole King. She is believable in every way from her singing, piano abilities as well as emoting the drama that consumed her life in so many ways. This tells a story many people are not aware of...that in the 50's and early 60's most singers never wrote their own songs and were dependent on talented writers and lyricists. The entire cast is fantastic...there is not a weak link to be found. It is not often that I would spend the money to see the same musical again...but this one I would see again, no questions asked.

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5.0 star rating Visitor to NYC from Penna.


On Dec. 27, I attended the musical. It was great. Very entertaining. I graduated from High School in 1969 and college in 1973. The music was MY music. I was wishing the audiance would join in more but that was the only negative. My son and his girl friend were with us and they are in their early 30's. They really enjoyed it also. Great actors and singers. I would suggest it for anyone. Clean theatre and large clean bathrooms also. Easy to get to. Do the on line parking for discounts .

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5.0 star rating Pamela from New Jersey


Amazing. Truly touched my heart. A heartwarming story. Incredible music. Terrific acting. This is everything Broadway should be. A must see!!

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