The cast is official for BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical making its L.A. Premiere at Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a limited four-week engagement from June 22 – July 17, 2016.
Tickets for BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical are currently on sale to the general public at online at www.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-982-2787. Groups of 10 or more are now available by visiting www.PantagesGroups.com or by calling 866-755-3075. Tickets start at $29.
Abby Mueller will star as ‘Carole King”, the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter. Mueller’s sister, Jessie Mueller, won the Tony Award in 2014 for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of King in the show’s Broadway production.
Joining Mueller in the cast of BEAUTIFUL includes Liam Tobin as ‘Gerry Goffin,’ Becky Gulsvig as ‘Cynthia Weil,’ Ben Fankhauser as ‘Barry Mann’, Curt Bouril as ‘Don Kirshner’, Suzanne Grodner as ‘Genie Klein’, and an ensemble that includes Mark Banik, Ashley Blanchet, Sarah Bockel, Andrew Brewer, Britney Coleman, Rebecca E. Covington, Josh A. Dawson, John Michael Dias, Ryan Farnsworth, Rosharra Francis, Jay McKenzie, Alaina Mills, Paris Nix, Noah J. Ricketts, Nasia Thomas, Salisha Thomas, Delaney Westfall, 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 a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.
The creative team of BEAUTIFUL also includes Derek McLane (Set Design), Alejo Vietti (Costume Design), Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design), Brian Ronan (Sound Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations and Music Arrangements), Jason Howland (Music Supervision) and John Miller (Music Coordination).
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
BEAUTIFUL —The Carole King Musical opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on January 12, 2014, where it continues its record-breaking run. The production won two 2014 Tony Awards® as well as the 2014 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album. A London production opened February 25, 2015 at London’s Aldwych Theater, where it continues its run, and has won two Olivier Awards. The North American Tour of BEAUTIFUL —The Carole King Musical premiered at the Providence Performing Arts Center on September, 15, 2015.