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 New York, New York


Visiting fron New Zealand, we took the opportunity to catch the Carole King Musical on Broadway and 'wow' are we pleased we did. It is an absolutely brilliant production in all respects. From the on- stage performers and cast, to the live orchestra it was nothing short of impeccable. Compliments must also go to the show's Sound Engineer for the great sound mix. Overall, I couldn't recommend this show highly enough... Definitely a must see!!

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5.0 star rating Liz G from Lafayette, IN USA


Ms. Kennedy as Carole King was magical. She lit up the stage. If you have the chance to see it don't miss it. I love, love, loved it. I went to the afternoon show and if time would have allowed I would have been back for the evening show.

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5.0 star rating Govholland from South Jersey


What more could you ask for in a musical. Great!

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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 Anonymous from New York, New York


A wonderful theatre experience suitable for teenagers and up. Acting by all was superb! I would see it again in a minute! Sets and costumes were visually captivating & story line was interesting. A surefire hit whether you grew up with the music or not.

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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 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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flawless Inspiring REMARKABLE

What a remarkable, NATURAL WOMAN! Totally inspiring.

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 certainl

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