Sarah Bockel & Cory Jeacoma join Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway

Bockel & Jeacoma assume the roles of Carole King and Gerry Goffin at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

Sarah Bockel & Cory Jeacoma in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

The Broadway company of the hit bio-musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical welcomes two new leads to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre tonight. Sarah Bockel reprises the titular role, having previously played Carole King on Broadway from April 9 through May 5, 2019, whilst Cory Jeacoma makes his Broadway debut tonight as Gerry Goffin. Both actors are scheduled to remain with the production through its final Broadway performance on October 27, 2019.

The current principal cast of Beautiful includes Sarah Bockel (as Carole King), Cory Jeacoma (as Gerry Goffin), Jessica Keenan Wynn (as Cynthia Weil), Jacob Heimer (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, and as previously reported, the Broadway production is set to close on October 27, 2019.

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 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 October 27, 2019.

(Photo by Joan Marcus)