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Archive for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical


Joan Marcus

Joan Marcus

Erin Conley – On Stage & Screen

Jukebox bio-musicals are seemingly a dime a dozen these days—Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations is currently playing at the Ahmanson Theatre, and the Pantages Theatre was recently home to On Your Feet, the Gloria and Emilio Estefan musical. But Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which just reopened at the Pantages in Los Angeles after a successful run in 2016, feels a little different and more special.
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Rob Stevens – Haines His Way

Carole King is the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century, having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999.
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Now running through September 30



BEAUTIFUL at the Pantages Theatre


Photo by Joan Marcus

Dany Margolies – The Daily Breeze

Stories like this have been told before, many in exactly this way, where a nay-saying parent and a self-doubting inner voice cannot stem the creative force of an artist who soars above them to shape an art form. Read more…

Les Spindle – Edge on the Net

The genres of bio-musical and jukebox musical merged serendipitously at the 2014 Tony awards, when the biographical “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” aced two honors (actress in a leading role, for Jessie Mueller as iconic singer/songwriter King, and sound design for Brian Ronan), out of seven nominations. Read more…

Now running through July 17