Carole King

Alison Whitehurst

A Beautiful Portrayal: Alison Whitehurst plays Cynthia Weil

Debra Danese interviews a star of the touring production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Abby Mueller (Carole King), Becky Gulsvig (Cynthia Weil), Ben Fankhauser (Barry Mann) & Liam Tobin (Gerry Goffin) in BEAUTIFUL. Photo by Joan Marcus

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL (National Tour, Academy of Music): A finely woven tapestry

Douglas McGrath tribute to Carole King goes beyond the formulaic jukebox musical to tell a story that stands on its own