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BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

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2014 Tony Winner

2014 Tony Winner

"Beautiful" is a gift. Be sure to stay for the encore if you want to feel the earth move under your feet.

San Francisco Chronicle.

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BWW Flashback: Farewell to Carole! Tony Winner Jessie Mueller Enters Final Week of Performances in BEAUTIFUL

Click here for an exclusive interview with Mueller herself!

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Award-winning Canadian actress Chilina Kennedy, who made her Broadway debut as 'Mary Magdalene' in Jesus Christ Superstar, has nabbed the title role in Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, the smash hit musical about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter. Kennedy begins performances on March 7, 2015, succeeding Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller, who will play her final performance in Beautiful later this week on March 6 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). Below, we tribute Mueller's final week of performances with a special flashback of her journey with the show.

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 remarkable 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. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.


In August 2013, it was announced that Mueller would lead the Broadway-Bound musical:

Photos by Nathan Johnson


Jessie Mueller


Jessie Mueller


Jessie Mueller


It opened at San Francisco's Curran Theatre in October 2013:

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus


Jessie Mueller


Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein


Carly Hughes, Alysha Deslorieux, Rashidra Scott, and Ashley Blanchet


Jeb Brown, Jake Epstein, Jessie Mueller, Jarrod Spector, and Anika Larsen


Cast of BEAUTIFUL


The company began prepping for the Broadway transfer in November 2013:

Photo Credit: Walter McBride


Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector


Jarrod Spector, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Anika Larsen


Jarrod Spector, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Anika Larsen


Jeb Brown, Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein and Liz Larsen


Jeb Brown, Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein and Liz Larsen and Company


Opening night was in January 2014:


Jessie Mueller and Company


Jessie Mueller and Company


Jessie Mueller and Company


Jarrod Spector, Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, Jessie Mueller, Jeb Brown, Liz Larsen and Company


Jarrod Spector, Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, Jessie Mueller, Jeb Brown, Liz Larsen and Company


Jessie Mueller


Jessie Mueller


Jessie Mueller


Jessie Mueller and Company


Jessie Mueller and Company


Jessie Mueller, Jake Epskein and Company


Jarrod Spector, Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, Jessie Mueller, Jeb Brown, Liz Larsen and Company


Jarrod Spector, Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, Jessie Mueller, Jeb Brown, Liz Larsen and Company


Jessie Mueller


Jessie Mueller


Jessie Mueller


Jessie Mueller


Jessie Mueller


Jessie Mueller


Jarrod Spector, Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, Jessie Mueller, Jeb Brown, Liz Larsen and Company


Jarrod Spector, Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, Jessie Mueller, Jeb Brown, Liz Larsen and Company


Anika Larsen, Sherry Goffin Kondor, Jessie Mueller, Jeb Brown, Liz Larsen and Company


Jessie won a Tony Award for her performance in June 2014:



She celebrated one year on Broadway in January 2015:

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski


Jessie Mueller


Jarrod Spector, Anika Larsen, Scott J. Campbell, Jessie Mueller, Paul Anthony Stewart, Liz Larsen


Jarrod Spector, Anika Larsen, Scott J. Campbell, Jessie Mueller, Paul Anthony Stewart, Liz Larsen


The cast of BEAUTIFUL


Jessie Mueller


Jarrod Spector, Anika Larsen, Scott J. Campbell, Jessie Mueller, Paul Anthony Stewart, Liz Larsen


The cast and creative team of BEAUTIFUL


The cast of BEAUTIFUL


The cast, crew, and creative team of BEAUTIFUL


Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, Jessie Mueller, Scott J. Campbell


Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, Jessie Mueller, Scott J. Campbell


Then she was honored by Sardi's with her own caricature!

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Article reprinted with permission from www.BroadwayWorld.com

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10 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

William Kayen: “So Enjoyable”

From the moment the show starts and until the end, you are amazed by it. T... more

Anonymous: “Wonderful Night At The Theatre”

Loved it!! I was here visiting from Los Angeles. I have always loved Carol... more

Govholland: “Excellent Story. Excellent Songs. Excellent Actors.”

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