By Adam Hetrick
09 Jun 2014
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which was up for Best Musical, took home top honors for leading lady Jessie Mueller, who portrays the Grammy-winning music icon. When asked if the musical was London-bound, King declined to reply, turning the microphone over to a surprised Mueller. "They've looked into it, but I can't confirm anything," she said.
With her Tony Award in-hand, Mueller also spoke about the possibility of reprising her performance in London, saying, "If they'd like me to do it, I'd happily hop over the pond for a while."
Producers did not have official comment on the development, but a representative for the production confirmed to Playbill.com that negotiations were underway to bring the show to London.
"We definitely intend to bring the show to London," the creative team said, while noting that a specific timeline was not currently in place. "We have a producing partner who is working with us already. It will definitely happen."
The Tony-winning musical, which has a decidedly British sensibility, is based on the film "Kind Hearts and Coronets."