Sarah Bockel & Cory Jeacoma to close Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway
Bockel & Jeacoma assume the roles of Carole King and Gerry Goffin at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre from September 5, 2019.
The Broadway company of the hit bio-musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is set to welcome two new leads for the final weeks of its Broadway run at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. From September 5, 2019, Sarah Bockel will reprise the titular role, having previously played Carole King on Broadway from April 9 through May 5, 2019, whilst Cory Jeacoma is scheduled to make his Broadway debut as Gerry Goffin.
Three-time Grammy Award nominee Vanessa Carlton will play her final performance as Carole King on September 1, whilst current cast member Evan Todd's final perfomance as Gerry Goffin will take place on August 28, 2019.
The current principal cast of Beautiful includes Vanessa Carlton (as Carole King), Evan Todd (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)