You’ve got a friend at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre! Beautiful: The Carole King Musical begins performances on November 21. Directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Josh Prince, the new show stars Tony nominee Jessie Mueller in the title role. Beautiful is set to open January 12, 2014.
In addition to Mueller, Beautiful stars Jake Epstein as Gerry Goffin, Jarrod Spector as Barry Mann and Anika Larsen as Cynthia Weil. The company also features Jeb Brown, Liz Larsen, 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.