Abby Mueller in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Abby Mueller will return to Broadway's Beautiful as Carole King

Ms. Mueller assumes the title role from Melissa Benoist in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway from August 7, 2018.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Back On BroadwayAbby Mueller is set to return to the hit bio-musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, assuming the title role from "Glee" and "Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist from August 7, 2018 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Ms. Benoist will play her final performance, as planned, on August 4.

Ms. Mueller has previously played Carole King on Broadway from March 7 to September 10, 2017 and on the National Tour from September 15, 2015 through to September 11, 2016. She made her Broadway debut in Kinky Boots in December 2013.

The current principal cast of Beautiful includes Melissa Benoist (making her Broadway debut as Carole King), alongside Kara Lindsay (as Cynthia Weil), Evan Todd (as Gerry Goffin), 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 March 31, 2019.

(Photo by Joan Marcus)

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