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Looking to feel the earth move under your feet? Then get your tickets today to see the new bio musical Beautiful about the life of famed singer/songwriter Carole King. Directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Josh Prince, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical stars Tony nominee Jessie Mueller in the title role. Beautiful begins performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on November 21, with an opening night set for January 12, 2014.
In addition to Mueller, Beautiful features Jake Epstein as Gerry Goffin, Jarrod Spector as Barry Mann and Anika Larsen as Cynthia Weil. The company also includes Jeb Brown as Don Kirshner, Liz Larsen as Genie Klein and an ensemble members Ashley Blanchet, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joshua Davis, Alysha Deslorieux, Kevin Duda, Carly Hughes, Sara King, Rebecca LaChance, Douglas Lyons, Chris Peluso, Gabrielle Reid, Arbender Robinson, Rashidra Scott, Sara Shepard, Antoine L. Smith and Melvin Tunstall.
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.
Beautiful will feature set deisgn by Derek McLane, costume design by Alejo Vietti, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, sound design by Brian Ronan, wig and hair design by Charles G. LaPointe, orchestrations and musical arrangement by Steve Sidwell and music supervision by Jason Howland.
Beautiful will receive its world premiere at San Francisco’s SHN Curran Theatre September 24 through October 20 before hitting Broadway.