HOLLYWOOD – Casting has been announced for "Beautiful – The Carole King Musical," opening at the Pantages Theatre for a limited four-week engagement July 22 through July 17.
Abby Mueller will star as Carole King, the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter. Mueller’s sister, Jessie Mueller, won the Tony Award in 2014 for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of King in the show’s Broadway production.
Joining Mueller in the cast of "Beautiful" includes Liam Tobin as ‘Gerry Goffin,’ Becky Gulsvig as ‘Cynthia Weil,’ Ben Fankhauser as ‘Barry Mann’, Curt Bouril as ‘Don Kirshner’, Suzanne Grodner as ‘Genie Klein’, and an ensemble that includes Mark Banik, Ashley Blanchet, Sarah Bockel, Andrew Brewer, Britney Coleman, Rebecca E. Covington, Josh A. Dawson, John Michael Dias, Ryan Farnsworth, Rosharra Francis, Jay McKenzie, Alaina Mills, Paris Nix, Noah J. Ricketts, Nasia Thomas, Salisha Thomas, Delaney Westfall, and Dashaun Young.
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought 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 flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll.
But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
"Beautiful" tells the true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.
Along the way, she made more than beautiful music: she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
"Beautiful" opened on Broadway in 2014, winning two Tony Awards and the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. A London production opened last year, where it has won two Olivier Awards.
Tickets to see "Beautiful" start at $29 and can be purchased online at HollywoodPantages.com. The production is recommended for ages 11 and up.