Beautiful — part biography, part jukebox musical — opened in San Francisco in 2013 before transferring to Broadway the following year. The show has netted two Tony awards and a further five nominations. It also won a 2015 Grammy Award for best musical theatre album, and two Laurence Olivier gongs.

Drawing on a song catalogue of extraordinary breadth and depth, the musical opened in London’s West End in 2015. Despite mixed reviews, it is still playing to record-setting houses on Broadway, and will tour the US and Britain into 2018.

Before she was Carole King, superstar—she was Carol Klein, teenage songwriter. Her music would become the soundtrack to a generation.

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 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.

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