Long before reality television shows gave voice to aspiring superstars, singer and songwriter Carole King was making her mark with songs like “You’ve Got a Friend” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”
Her rise to fame amid personal turmoil is chronicled in the Broadway musical Beautiful. That soundtrack won the 2015 Grammy for best musical theater album more than four decades after King’s 1971 album Tapestry became the soundtrack for a generation wrestling with social upheaval through war and the civil-rights movement.
See the touring production of Beautiful at ASU Gammage, 1200 South Forest Avenue in Tempe. Tickets are available through the ASU Gammage box office. The musical continues through Sunday, November 27. Visit asugammage.com.
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