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Beautiful lives up to its name and then some!
The new musical based on the life of and featuring the music of legendary songwriter Carole King is a non-stop hit parade and the perfect example of a jukebox musical done right!
If you enjoyed Motown the musical, you will love Beautiful!
Both shows wisely choose to tell real-life stories instead of crafting one together out of the songs, which doesn't always work. For every Mama Mia you have two We Will Rock Yous and a Spice Girls musical.
Beautiful has heart, soul, humor and moves along at a brisk pace! And it is all set to the iconic songs of Carole King!
You forget, also, how many songs she wrote before she became famous as a solo artist!
One Fine Day! Up On The Roof! The LOCO MOTION! And so many more!
The beautiful music, arranged beautifully and beautifully sound-engineered, is the star of the show. BUT, the show's star, Jessie Mueller, is such a star!
Jessie Mueller is the future of Broadway! Right now!
Her voice is special! Her tone! Such a warmth to it! And range! So special!
AND, what we especially loved, is that we got to see her shine in The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, where she played a hilarious role in a super comedic part. So it was very nice to see her do a total 180 and play a normal person and showcasing a different, more heartfelt acting.
She was so beautiful!
Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector were two other standouts from the show and we are running right now to iTunes to download Carole King's greatest hits!
We suggest you do the same, but only after you buy tickets to see Beautiful on Broadway!