Abby Mueller returns to the title role in Beautiful—The Carole King Musical beginning August 7 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
Mueller, who originated the role of Carole King in the national tour and subsequently played the role on Broadway, succeeds Melissa Benoist. The latter played her final performance August 4. (Mueller's sister, Jessie Mueller, who can currently be seen in the revival of Carousel, created the role of Carole King on Broadway, earning a Tony for her performance.)
Mueller joins a cast that currently includes Evan Todd as Gerry Goffin, Kara Lindsay as Cynthia Weil, Ben Jacoby as Barry Mann, Paul Anthony Stewart as Don Kirshner, and Tony nominee Liz Larsen as Genie Klein.
The ensemble features Kennedy Caughell, Adam Dietlein, Kevin Duda, Gabrielle Elisabeth, Matt Faucher, Alex Hairston, Stephanie Martignetti, Jay McKenzie, Paris Nix, Kris Roberts, Nicolas Ryan, Housso Semon, Sara Sheperd, Yasmeen Sulieman, Salisha Thomas, Daniel Torres, Melvin Tunstall, and Dashaun Young.
With a book by Tony and Academy Award nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautiful
has songs written by the writing teams of Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.
Abby Mueller Channels Carole King in First Shots From the Beautiful Tour
(Updated August 7, 2018)