One fine day, indeed! Abby Mueller, sister of 2014 Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller, will star as Carole King in the forthcoming national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Jessie won a Tony for originating the role of the legendary singer-songwriter on Broadway. The Beautiful tour will launch this September in Providence before hitting cities across the country. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Abby into the Beautiful family,” producer Paul Blake said, in a 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.”
Abby Mueller has appeared on Broadway in Kinky Boots. Her off-Broadway credits include A Minister's Wife and Romance/Romance.
Featuring songs written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and a book by Douglas McGrath, Beautiful tells the story of King from her early days as a Brooklyn teenager struggling to enter the record business to her years spent as a chart-topping music legend. The production is directed by Marc Bruni.
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.