Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock n roll. But it wasn t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring 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 made more than beautiful music; she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
The legendary songwriting teams of Goffin/King and Mann/Weil scaled the charts, writing hits for such acts as The Drifters ( On Broadway ), The Shirelles ( One Fine Day ), The Righteous Brothers ( You ve Lost That Lovin Feeling ), and The Monkees ( Pleasant Valley Sunday ). These classic songs and many more including five from Carole King s landmark solo album, Tapestry are presented here with new arrangements and orchestrations written especially for the stage.
Jessie Mueller, as Carole King, is a frontrunner for the Best Actress Tony Award as she gives a performance, now captured on the record, that the New York Post proclaims should make [her] a household name.
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is a deluxe package containing a full color booklet with lyrics, show photos, rare archival content, and a show synopsis and essay by the book writer Douglas McGrath.