Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Reviews

Chilina Kennedy takes on the title role in this toe-tapping, Grammy-winning new musical about the relationship between music icon Carole King and her ex-husband Gerry Goffin. In addition to stellar performances, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical includes all the well-known songs by King, Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.

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The title says it all!

A great show from beginning to end. Powerful story, powerful music, talented cast. Cannot remember the last time I enjoyed myself as much as seeing this fantastic production.

Written on February, 18th 2015


The show has so many wonderful tunes. Jessie Mueller nails it. She channels Carole King and it's a great show. See the show before she leaves it.

Written on January, 12th 2015

If you liked Jersey Boys, this is better! Loved it.

I saw it by chance and loved it. I learned so much about the talent and life of Carole King and the period of music starting int he 60's. The combination of music, songs, and story was wonderful. The main character who played Carole King was convincing in her role. I remember Carole King fromt he 1970's but did not know how much she contributed to the musci we all love. I would compare this play to Jersey Boys but a much better story and more varied music. Loved it. I would see it again.

Written on January, 5th 2015


I loved the entire show and cast, but the lead Jessie Mueller is UNBELIEVABLY talented as Carole..............She does everything, playing the piano, singing, and of course acting! It was a real heartfelt experience.... When she played one of the last songs I cried....the one when she was going to leave her friends/co-writers/composers...that really made you feel like you were there at that time and what it must have been like for Carole......Loved it! Thanks Carole for allowing your life to be portrayed so wonderfully!!

Written on May, 12th 2014

A Must See !!

I rank Beautiful as high as my favorites of Hairspray, Memphis, Jersey Boys, Lion King, and as with those, I would see it again. The actors are fantastic. The audience was a mixed age crowd and immediately gave a standing ovation. I, along with most, didn't realize how many songs were written by both duo teams that you will come to know. A fantastic show that deserves to stay on Broadway a long time. Bravo !!

Written on April, 12th 2014

A Tapestry of the Life of Carol King

Sitting at the performance of Beautiful this Wednesday was like being allowed to open Carol Klein's diary along with a hundred of my closest friends! This was "our" time and it all came back: the clothes, skipping grades, her mother's expectations , and most of all, the music and the soul-felt reasons it was created.

Written on April, 5th 2014

Jesse Mueller is Amazing!

I'm young enough that I could not have told you who Carole King was a few months ago. Turns out that I have been a big fan of her work all my life without knowing it. The music makes this show both moving and fun, but the performance to see is Jesse Mueller. She sold me with her performance on TODAY. Then I had to see this. She doesn't disappoint and she has a very talented cast surrounding her. You will have a great time. Go!

Written on March, 29th 2014

Would recommend Beautiful to anyone of any age.

The entire show was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. The trip down memory lane was beautiful, as was the music and the entire cast. I smell Tony especially for the lead actress Jessie Mueller. We saw the show on a Friday evening and the entire audience gave a standing ovation. What a talented group of actors made you want even more.....Now when I hear Carole's music it will mean even more!

Written on March, 18th 2014

Beautiful is Beautiful

I had the pleasure of seeing Beautiful last Wednesday evening. It's Sunday and I am still humming the songs in my head. It is rare that I walk out of a Broadway show remembering the music, but in this case it was easy! Carol King's music was so much a part of growing up in the 60's and 70's. Jessie Mueller was just great as Carol. It is a fun evening!

Written on March, 9th 2014

Beautiful Evening

It is an evening of outstanding theatre and feel-good memories chronicling King's life and work.

Written on December, 19th 2013