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New Carole King musical will star Jessie Mueller

Broadway musical based on songwriter Carole King's life will star Jessie Mueller

New Carole King musical will star Jessie Mueller

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jessie Mueller has nabbed a beautiful Broadway role -- she'll be playing celebrated songwriter Carole King in a new musical about the woman who wrote such hits as "It's Too Late" and "You've Got a Friend."

Producers said Monday that Mueller, who was last on Broadway opposite Matthew Broderick in "Nice Work If You Can Get It," will lead "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," which starts previews Nov. 21 at the Steven Sondheim Theatre.

King composed dozens of 1960s hits with then-husband Gerry Goffin before emerging as a recording artist in her own right. Her 25 million-selling "Tapestry" launched the singer-songwriter era in 1971 and became the first real blockbuster album.

The new musical is written by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Douglas McGrath.



Updated : 2021-06-21 13:12 GMT+08:00