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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre)

The pop music written by teenagers Carole King and Gerry Goffin contribute heavily to the great American songbook as it applies to number 1 hit records, and here we are treated to a parade of them, alongside songs by another pair of talented Brill Building songwriters, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. 429 more words

Musicals

MMT Quick Review: 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' on Broadway Philadelphia

I have adored Carol King all of my life. One of my songwriting muses, she is one of those writers who drew me in with catchy melodies and honest lyrics, whose emotions were so powerful even my toddler spirit was called to join in song. 360 more words

Music Musings

A "Beautiful" Celebration of a Legendary Artist at the Fox

Beautiful, the Carole King Musical
Book by Douglas McGrath
Words and Music by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Directed by Marc Bruni… 870 more words

St Louis Theatre

Student Life, Carole King and Tapestry

Following on from my last blog, I mentioned that 1979 was my last disco-dancing year as around that time I met a boy and morphed into full late-70s student mode. 891 more words

1970s

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Orpheum Theatre

For years Broadway has turned to the jukebox musical to fill theaters. Most full of stories that include down on their luck artists and groups who manage to defy all odds and become one of the biggest sensations in the industry. 472 more words

Musical

Legendary songwriting duo, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, talk romance, Broadway and new book

“With us, with each other, you, me!” Cynthia Weil joked to Barry Mann. “Yeah I know, we’re married 54 years,” he smiled back.

It’s a love story for the ages, between two artists who helped shape a generation. 423 more words

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Beautiful - the Carole King Musical

Verdict – it got a standing ovation, but left me underwhelmed.

In a nutshell, this is the problem. I just didn’t feel the earth move under my feet. 1,004 more words

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