Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Carole King) was joined by her Tony Award-nominated co-stars Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector (Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, respectively) and musical director Jason Howland for a performance and discussion moderated by journalist Suzy Evans (a contributor to Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times and more).
With a book by Tony and Academy Award nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautiful features songs written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Last week, the show's original Broadway cast recording (Ghostlight Records) was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
The current Broadway cast also features Scott J. Campbell as Gerry Goffin, Paul Anthony Stewart as Don Kirshner, Tony Award nominee Liz Larsen as Genie Klein, Gisela Adisa, Ashley Blanchet, Andrew Brewer, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joshua Davis, Alysha Deslorieux, Kevin Duda, James Harkness, Sara King, Rebecca LaChance, Douglas Lyons, Gabrielle Reid, Rashidra Scott, Sara Sheperd, Yasmeen Sulieman, Daniel Torres, Melvin Tunstall and Alan Wiggins.
As previously announced, the show will expand to London, with a West End production opening at The Aldwych Theatre in February 2015. A U.S. national tour will launch in September 2015.