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
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"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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La Canada Flintridge, California
"The Perfect Play!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 21, 2019 NEW
We took 12 girls to see Beautiful and they all loved it! I am 54 years old and recognized almost all of the music. I loved learning her life story through the music. A+
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
"Inspirational & Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 09, 2019 NEW
My mother in law requested this for her birthday. To be honest I didn’t know much about Carol King excerpt a few songs and I learned a lot and was entertained. Great show with talented actors and singers.
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Orangefield, Texas
"Terrific Performances"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 07, 2019 NEW
My wife & I thoroughly enjoyed seeing "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical." So many great songs, so many wonderful moments! Carole King is one of our favorite singers, so to learn something of her backstory was very inspiring.
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"Go for the Music...stay for the story...things you didn't know about Carol King"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 06, 2019 NEW
A wonderful production of a legendary song writer, artist and performer. Carol King who despite family problems and a wandering husband partner manages to write some of the great hits of a generation and made an album TAPESTRY, that fulfilled the promise of her first album and confirmed the fact that she is one of the most creative figures in all of pop music with its haunting melodies and words that touched hearts in another time.
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New York City, New York
"Amazing musical!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 02, 2019 NEW
One of the best shows on Broadway right now and it leaves in October. A must see with great songs most people should be familiar with. Vanessa Carlton was great as Carole King. We got autographs from the cast after the show, they are the nicest cast on Broadway!!!
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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.