THE SCREENING ROOM: A First Look at Beautiful: The Carole King Musical in Rehearsal
By Playbill Staff
Producers of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, starring Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller as the Grammy-winning musician, have shared a sneak-peek rehearsal video.
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, based on King's life and music, runs Sept. 24-Oct. 20 at San Francisco's Curran Theatre and will begin Broadway previews Nov. 21 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre towards a Jan. 12, 2014, opening night.
It has a book by Academy Award nominee Douglas McGrath, who collaborated with Woody Allen on the screenplay for "Bullets Over Broadway." He also penned "Infamous" and "Emma."
Marc Bruni (Pipe Dream, Ordinary Days, Old Jews Telling Jokes) will stage the production that will have choreography by Josh Prince and musical direction by Jason Howland.
Tony Award nominee Mueller (Mystery of Edwin Drood, On a Clear Day, Nice Work If You Can Get It) will star as King. Set to appear as her Brill Building collaborators are Jake Epstein ("Degrassi," Spider-Man) as Gerry Goffin, Anika Larsen (Xanadu, Avenue Q) as Cynthia Weil and Jarrod Spector (Jersey Boys) as Barry Mann. The musical's score comprises songs King penned with Goffin, Mann and Weil.
The cast is scene rehearsing "I Feel the Earth Move" during a recent rehearsal; the footage was shared on the official facebook page of the new musical.
Check out the video below:
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