The Verdict: Critics Review Broadway-Bound Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Starring Jessie Mueller

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10 Oct 2013

Jessie Mueller
Jessie Mueller
Photo by Joan Marcus

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, starring Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller as the Grammy Award-winning musician, officially opened in its pre-Broadway, world-premiere engagement Oct. 8 at San Francisco's Curran Theatre. The production will arrive on Broadway later this fall.

Based on King's life and music, Beautiful began previews Sept. 24 and will run through Oct. 20. It will then begin Broadway previews Nov. 21 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, with an official opening night set for Jan. 12, 2014. 

Listen to an exclusive track from the musical here.

The critics have filed their reviews, and has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.


The San Francisco Chronicle

San Jose Mercury News


Beautiful is produced by Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Jeffrey A. Sine, Richard Smith, Mike Bosner, Harriet N. Leve/Elaine Krauss, Terry Schnuck, Patty Baker/Good Productions, Roger Faxon, Larry Magid, Kit Seidel, Orin Wolf/StylesFour Productions, William Court Cohen, John Gore, BarLor Productions, Matthew C. Blank, Joel Hyatt, Marianne Mills, Michael J. Moritz, Jr., Brunish/Trinchero and Jeremiah J. Harris.

For tickets to the San Francisco engagement, click here.  Visit for tickets to Beautiful on Broadway.


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Jessie Mueller as Carole King and Jake Epstein as Gerry Goffin
Photo by Joan Marcus