Beautiful: The Carole King Musical in New York, NY

Stephen Sondheim Theatre 124 West 43rd Street New York, NY 10036
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Presented at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway offers two hours and 30 minutes of the incredible music and life of Carole King as she entered the record business. Guests can marvel over this remarkable story, including her time as a hit songwriter, her relationship with her husband Gerry Goffin, her career as a successful solo artist and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Follows the life of singer-songwriter Carol King.
  • Songs featured include "You've Got a Friend" and "I Feel the Earth Move."
  • Stephen Sondheim Theatre seats 1,055.
  • In-house bar and concession stands.
  • St. Andrews and 21 Clubs restaurants nearby.
  • Show duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes (1 intermission).


from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Before she was Carole King, superstar—she was Carol Klein, teenage songwriter. 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 tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom from being part of a chart-topping 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.

This show is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes (1 intermission). Appropriate for all ages.

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Jackie S
"Visit to NY"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2018 NEW
We came to NYC for a visit and came to see a show on Broadway. The music was phenomenal. I would highly recommend anyone coming to see this play.
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Rochester, NY
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2018 NEW
As previous reviews have stated, this show was amazing. The story leads to the making of "Tapestry", her world renowned album. I learned so much about Carole King, her life and the scores of songs she wrote. I found myself giddy with excitement as each number was performed. The theater was full- many people were seeing it for the second time. Not a bad seat in the house, either! Very moving and extremely well acted. I'd see it again in a heartbeat.
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Sydney, Australia
"So disappointed"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed May 16, 2018 NEW
I love Carol King songs. I was so disappointed I feel completely let down. It was corny. Bad acting. Pretending to play instruments. Bad dancing. It’s no Jersey Boys production. Can’t get that evening back.
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Middleville, Michigan
"Don't Miss This One!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 15, 2018 NEW
This is such a wonderful production that truly brought back memories. The actors are all so talented, but we feel especially blessed to see Chilina in the star role. She is amazing in all respects.
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Manila, Philippines
"Wonderful songs"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 14, 2018 NEW
I was not aware that Carole King wrote so many popular songs. They were melodious, wonderful songs. Many were from the 70s and were familiar to me. That and competent performances made this an enjoyable experience.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Where is the theater located?
Beautiful: The Carole King Story is performed at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre located at 124 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036.

How long is the show?
The show is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes long with a 15-minute intermission.

Is the Stephen Sondheim Theatre wheelchair accessible?
The theater is not entirely wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair seating is available in the orchestra section of the theater only. There are two steps required to get into the theater and our house attendants are unable to provide assistance.

Can I bring my camera to the theater?
Absolutely no photography or video is allowed into the theater.

When should I arrive for my show?
The theater doors open approximately 45 minutes before the show. It is recommended that audiences arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the show beginning to find their seats, browse the available show merchandise, and settle in before showtime.