Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Clip: Season 30 Episode 3
King didn't like the idea of a musical about herself until she read the book for the show by Douglas McGrath. The storyline not only covers the work of King and her former husband and writing partner Gerry Goffin, but songs of their best friends and competitors, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. King, McGrath, Mann and Weil recall reactions to the musical's creation.
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