Post Tony Wins, Beautiful and Gentleman's Guide Turn An Eye Toward London

By Adam Hetrick
09 Jun 2014

Jessie Mueller
Jessie Mueller
Photo by Joan Marcus

Producers of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical have their sights set on future London productions, it was revealed in the press room during the June 8 Tony Awards ceremony at Radio City Music Hall.

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.



Moments later, the creators and producers of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which beat Beautiful for the Best Musical Tony Award, also shared news of a London run.

"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."

Read more news from Playbill.com's 2014 Tony Awards press room blog here.