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, the 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.

The duration of the show is 2 hours and 20 minutes long with 1 intermission.
Appropriate for all ages.

Tripster Customer Reviews

Edward Cederholm
Weymouth , MA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Terrific Show"
April 2019
What a great time at Beautiful! Thoroughly enjoyed the show and Reserve Direct did a great job!! Tickets were very good, better than I expected!
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Tip: Hotel and show package worked out great and would use RD again!

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Diane C
South Bend, IN
"Excellent entertainment"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 06, 2020 NEW
This was a beautiful show all around! What a tribute to a much deserved entertainer. I would highly recommend this show.
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Metzger Z
Tel Aviv, Israel
"A great Musical !"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 05, 2019
A great Musical, specially for those who are familiar with the songs of Carole King ! The plot, the music as well as the performance were just superb
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Austin, Texas
"“Absolutely Beautiful!”"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 15, 2019
I took my 10 year old daughter to see Beautiful, and she didn’t think she was going to like it. She came out saying “ I’m ashamed I thought I wasn’t going to like this!” Beautiful also had a wonderful cast. They were very good about connecting with the audience! Would definitely recommend!!
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Brian A
Centerville, Utah
"Don't Miss It!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 09, 2019
Great, iconic music. Fun story and incredibly talented cast. Beautiful theater. After almost six years this show is closing this month. Don't miss it!
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North Olmsted, Ohio
"A "Beautiful" Production "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 07, 2019
What could be better than the life and music of Carole King in one superb production? Her early music with first husband brought to life in stage productions by the famous groups who sang their songs. The Tapestry album comes to life. Hurry to see before play closed at end of October 2019.
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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.