Carole King has done more than become one of the most famous solo singer/songwriters ever – she wrote and performed the soundtrack to an entire generation. Beautiful – The Carole King Musical details Carole King’s rise to stardom. The show will run from December 31 to January 5, so be sure to get your tickets soon!
About Beautiful – The Carol King Musical
The musical begins with Carole meeting music publisher Donnie Kirshner in Manhattan to try to sell him a song, “It Might As Well Rain Until September”. She then goes on to attend Queens College, where she meets her soon-to-be songwriting partner and future husband, Gerry Goffin. Goffin and King soon befriend another legendary songwriting duo, Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, and the couples go on to celebrate all of the highs and lows in their professional and personal lives over the next decade.
Carole King Biography
King was born in February of 1942 as Carol Joan Klein in Manhattan. She began to show incredible musical talent at the age of four when her parents discovered she had a rare talent: absolute pitch. Absolute pitch means an individual can correctly name a note just from hearing it. After discovering King’s absolute pitch, her mother began teaching her music theory, piano technique, and how to play the piano. King always excelled in school and skipped first grade.
She met her first husband and business partner, Gerry Goffin, in college, and they married when she was 17. King and Goffin went on to be incredibly successful songwriters, writing for groups such as The Monkees, The Chiffons, The Shirelles, Bobby Vee, and more. In the ’70s, King moved to Los Angeles on her own and began her singing career, which has included over a dozen albums and collaborations.
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