Jessie Mueller will feel like a natural woman on Broadway this fall! The Tony nominee is set to headline Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, the new bio show about the early life and career of the famous singer/songwriter. The musical will receive its world premiere at San Francisco’s SHN Curran Theatre September 24 through October 20 before transferring to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, where it will begin previews on November 21. Beautiful officially opens on Broadway on January 12, 2014, directed by Mark Bruni.
Featuring songs written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and a book by Douglas McGrath, Beautiful tells the story of King from her early days as a Brooklyn teenager (named Carol Klein) struggling to enter the record business to her years spent as a chart-topping music legend. The production will feature choreography by Josh Prince. Additionally casting and creative team members will be announced shortly.
Mueller received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. She went on to star in Broadway's The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination) and then replaced Kelli O’Hara in the Tony-nominated musical Nice Work If You Can Get It. Her additional credits include Lincoln Center’s Carousel, the Public Theater’s Into the Woods and Chicago productions of Meet Me in St. Louis, Baby and She Loves Me.
Click below to get to know Jessie Mueller better in a recent episode of Show People with Paul Wontorek.