National Tour of Beautiful—The Carole King Musical Will Welcome Four New Leads in September

National Tour News   National Tour of Beautiful—The Carole King Musical Will Welcome Four New Leads in September
Sarah Bockel will step into the title role.
Sarah Bockel
Sarah Bockel

The national tour of Beautiful—The Carole King Musical will welcome four new leads next month.

Beginning September 12 in Fort Worth, Texas, the cast will be led by Sarah Bockel as Carole King, Andrew Brewer as Gerry Goffin, Sarah Goeke as Cynthia Weil, and Jacob Heimer as Barry Mann.

They will join a company that includes James Clow as Don Kirshner and Suzanne Grodner as Genie Klein.

The ensemble of Beautiful includes McKynleigh Alden Abraham, Jordan Edwin André, TyNia René Brandon, Josh A. Dawson, John Michael Dias, Matt Faucher, Kaylee Harwood, Willie Hill, James Michael Lambert, Traci Elaine Lee, Jay McKenzie, Aashley Morgan, Elena Ricardo, Ximone Rose, Nathan Scherich, LaQuet Sharnell Pringle, Avery Smith, Alexis Tidwell, and Kristopher Stanley Ward.

The company of Beautiful is currently performing in Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre through September 3, with Canada native and Braodway alum Chilina Kennedy in the title role. Beautiful returns to the United States with an engagement in Fort Worth’s Bass Hall September 12-17, before playing Plaza Theatre in El Paso, the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City, and Centennial Hall in Tucson, among others.

“I am thrilled that Beautiful continues to delight and entertain audiences around the globe, in England, Japan and Australia and that we are entering our third amazing year on the road in the U.S.,” producer Paul Blake said in a statement. “We are so grateful that close to four million audience members have fallen in love with Carole's story and her indelible music.”

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/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil. The show continues to play Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre, where it opened officially in 2014.

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