Kara Lindsay, who recently starred as Glinda in Broadway's Wicked, joins the company of Beautiful–The Carole King Musical September 12. The Newsies star is scheduled to play the role of Cynthia Weil through December 31.
Chilina Kennedy, Broadway’s longest-running Carole King, returns to the title role September 12 as well. Kennedy, a Canada native, recently concluded a stint in the Toronto engagement of the North American tour. Abby Mueller ended her run as the legendary singer-songwriter September 10.
The current Broadway cast also features Evan Todd as Gerry Goffin, Ben Jacoby as Barry Mann, Paul Anthony Stewart as Don Kirshner, Tony Award nominee Liz Larsen as Genie Klein, and an ensemble that includes Kerissa Arrington, Britney Coleman, Adam Dietlein, Kevin Duda, Rosharra Francis, Laurel Harris, Jesse Hooker Bailey, Sara King, Rob Marnell, Paris Nix, Kris Roberts, Nicholas Ryan, Sara Sheperd, Yasmeen Sulieman, Daniel Torres, Melvin Tunstall, Alan Wiggins, and Dashaun Young.
With a book by Tony and Academy Award nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautiful features songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.
Beautiful, which recently celebrated 1,500 performances on Broadway, continues at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street).
(Updated September 12, 2017)