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Beautiful welcomes Kara Lindsay & Chilina Kennedy

Kara Lindsay
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Chilina Kennedy
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Broadway alum Kara Lindsay joins the Broadway cast of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical tonight as Cynthia Weil for a limited engagement through to December 31, 2017 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. In addition, Broadway's longest-running Carole King Chilina Kennedy also returns to the title role in the Broadway production tonight, having now completed her engagement in the Toronto production.

Current cast members Abby Mueller and Sara King both played their final performances as Carole King and Cynthia Weil, respectively, on September 10.

Ms. Lindsay, whose other Broadway credits include the roles of Glinda in 'Wicked' and Katherine in Disney's 'Newsies', and Ms. Kennedy join fellow principal cast members Evan Todd (as Gerry Goffin), Ben Jacoby (as Barry Mann), Paul Anthony Stewart (as Don Kirshner), and Tony nominee Liz Larsen (as Genie Klein).

Directed by Marc Bruni, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical features music by Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, with a book by Douglas McGrath.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical opened at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on January 12, 2014, following previews from November 21, 2013. It is now taking bookings through to April 1, 2018.

Synopsis: "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical charts the rise of the famous singer-songwriter as she goes from being Carol Klein, a simple girl from Brooklyn to an international recording artist. It shows her fighting 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 career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock n roll."

The creative team features choreography by Josh Prince, scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Alejo Vietti, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, and sound design by Brian Ronan.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical received two Tony Awards at the 2014 ceremony, including Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for the show's original star Jesse Mueller, who also sang live with Carole King at the awards.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is produced on Broadway by Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

- by Tom Millward

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