Among the most successful and celebrated pop songwriters of the '60s and '70s, Carole King started her career pitching tunes to publishers and producers in New York's celebrated Brill Building; by 1971, she had become a successful performer who released what would become one of the biggest-selling albums of the decade, Tapestry. King's personal and professional lives reflected the shifting mores of the '60s and the changing place of women in American culture, and her music and the stories behind her songs come to the stage in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Dealing with King's remarkable career in music, her often tumultuous relationship with husband and collaborator Gerry Goffin, and their friendly rivalry with fellow tunesmiths Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Beautiful features a score assembled from classic songs of the era, including "One Fine Day," "It Might as Well Rain Until September," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "It's Too Late," "Chains," "I Feel the Earth Move," and many more.
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AllMusic Review by Mark Deming
|Beautiful: the Carole King Musical|