Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, based on King's life and music, runs through 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.
Below the cast and creative team speak about starting their journey with Beautiful.
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