Sarah Bockel assumes the role of Carole King in Beautiful on Broadway

Bockel will play a limited engagement at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre through to May 5, 2019.

Sarah Bockel in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Whilst Broadway star Chilina Kennedy returns to her hometown of Toronto to play a monthlong engagement in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Princess of Wales Theatre, Sarah Bockel, star of the show's National Tour, will reprise the role of Carole King on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Her limited run begins tonight and ends on May 5, 2019.

The current principal cast of Beautiful includes Sarah Bockel (as Carole King), Evan Todd (as Gerry Goffin), Kara Lindsay (as Cynthia Weil), Ben Jacoby (as Barry Mann), Paul Anthony Stewart (as Don Kirshner), and Tony Award 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 officially opened at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on January 12, 2014, following previews from November 21, 2013.

Synopsis: "Beautiful 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 Jessie 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.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Tickets are available now for performances through to January 5, 2020.

(Photo by Joan Marcus)