Broadway’s Newest Smash Hit Beautiful – The Carole King Musical Comes to Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, February 27, 2018 –The Tony® and Grammy Award®-winning Broadway hit, Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, makes its Walton Arts Center debut April 24-29, 2018 for a limited eight-show run as part of the P&G Broadway Series.

Tickets start at $44 and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting 

Show Times:

  • Tuesday, April 24 at 7 pm
  • Wednesday, April 25 at 7 pm
  • Thursday, April 26 at 1:30 and 7 pm
  • Friday, April 27 at 8 pm
  • Saturday, April 28 at 2 and 8 pm
  • Sunday, April 29 at 2 pm

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. 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 and roll. But, it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musicaltells 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. Along the way she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

“Carole King might be a native New Yorker, but her story of struggle and triumph is as universal as they come – and her music is loved the world over,” says producer Paul Blake.

The musicalfeatures a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, “Beautiful.”

“A MUST-SEE! It’s a rich thrill to see the new musical ‘Beautiful,’ whether you’re King fan or you’re fascinated by the musical business.”

—NBC, New York


—The Wall Street Journal

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit