BEFORE SHE WAS CAROLE KING, SUPERSTAR—SHE WAS CAROLE KING, TEENAGE SONGWRITER. HER MUSIC WOULD BECOME THE SOUNDTRACK TO A GENERATION.
She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.
Marc Bruni’s production avoids being a brain-dead, self-satisfied hit parade... Yes, Beautiful loves its diligent, long-suffering pop genius, and invites you to do the same. It’s quite an easy task when you have the phenomenal Jessie Mueller in the lead