Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have announced the supporting cast and the first year of stops on the tour.
Joining previously announced Abby Mueller in the title role, the cast of Beautiful will feature Liam Tobin as Gerry Goffin, Becky Gulsvig as Cynthia Weil’ Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann, Curt Bouril as Don Kirshner, Suzanne Grodner as Genie Klein, and an ensemble that includes Mark Banik, Ashley Blanchet, Sarah Bockel, Andrew Brewer, Britney Coleman, Rebecca Covington, Josh A. Dawson, John Michael Dias, Ryan Farnsworth, Rosharra Francis, Jay McKenzie, Aliana Mills, Paris Nix, Noah Ricketts, Nasia Thomas, Salisha Thomas, Delaney Westfall and Dashaun Young.
Abby Mueller (Broadway's Kinky Boots) is the sister of Jessie Mueller, who won the Tony Award in 2014 for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of King in the show's Broadway production. Read: Meet the Muellers! Jessie, Matthew, Abby and Andrew on Sibling Rivalry and Show Biz
“We’re thrilled to welcome Abby into the Beautiful family,” producer Blake said in a June 16 statement. “The moment she walked into the audition, we knew we found the perfect Carole to head our amazing cast. Abby’s been wowing Chicago and Broadway audiences for years, and we can’t wait for people across the country to get to see what she can do when she puts her own stamp on this iconic role.”
Here is a complete list of tour dates:
Providence, RI – Sept. 15-20
Durham, NC – Sept. 23-Oct. 4
Washington D.C. – Oct. 6-25
Pittsburgh, PA – Oct. 27 - Nov. 1
Boston – Nov. 3-15
Minneapolis – Nov. 18-29
Chicago – Dec. 1, 2015 – Feb. 21, 2016
St Louis, MO – Feb. 23 – March 6
Rochester, NY – March 8-13
Buffalo, NY – March 15-20
Philadelphia – March 22 – April 3
Cleveland, OH – April 5-17
Charlotte, NC – April 19-24
Tampa, FL – April 26-May 1
Orlando, FL – May 3-8
Fort Lauderdale, FL – May 10-22
Atlanta – May 24-29
Houston – May 31-June 5
Dallas – June 7-19
Los Angeles – June 22-July 17
Denver – July 19-31
San Diego – Aug. 2-7, 2016
San Francisco – Aug. 9 – Sept. 18
The show is currently playing an open-ended run on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre and in London at the Aldwych Theatre.
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.