Yep Carole came — and conquered.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12: Carole King and Chilina Kennedy pose for a photo together backstage as Carole King surprises Broadway audience as "Beautiful" celebrates Fifth Anniversary at Stephen Sondheim Theatre on January 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for "Beautiful")
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It was a “Beautiful“ Broadway moment: Who better to perform the title song of her life story than Carole King herself? That’s what happened Saturday night at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, when the stage lights went up on a silvery haired figure at the piano in the musical’s Carnegie Hall scene, and it was King herself.

The appearance on this, the show’s fifth anniversary, wasn’t a total surprise. Invited guests were promised a “special guest star” and Sen. Chuck Schumer was sitting in row H of the orchestra. He and everyone else jumped to their feet when the “Tapestry” singer-songwriter appeared.

At the curtain call, King stood beside a clearly dazzled Chilina Kennedy, the actress who plays her, both of them clutching bouquets of yellow roses.  After acknowledging those who weren’t there tonight  — her best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann and her late ex-husband and longtime collaborator, Gerry Goffin, King thanked her audience.

“Keep coming,” she said. “You never know when I’ll show up.”

https://nypost.com/2019/01/13/carole-king-makes-surprise-appearance-at-beautiful-birthday-party/