“Beautiful”: My Financial Times Review

The Financial Times has published my review of “Beautiful,” a new Broadway show about singer/songwriter Carole King. Bottom line: ‘The musical, directed with a sure hand by Marc Bruni, uses a formula almost as predictable as the hook-laden method of its songwriting subjects: it depicts Weil/Mann or King/Goffin coming up with bits of their tunes, then cuts to them being performed by the bouncy, spangle-laden performers who made them popular: The Shirelles, The Drifters.’

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