CHILINA KENNEDY TO RETURN AS CAROLE KING IN BEAUTIFUL

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On September 12, Chilina Kennedy will return to the title role of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which she previously played from 2015-17 — the longest-running Carole King on Broadway. She will replace Abby Mueller, who will end her run on Sunday, September 10.

In addition, Kara Lindsay, who recently played Glinda in Wicked, will play the role of Cynthia Weil starting September 12 through December 31, replacing Sara King.

With a book by Douglas McGrath and songs from the Gerry Goffin / Carole King / Barry Mann / Cynthia Weil catalogue, Beautiful officially opened at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on January 12, 2014. The show follows the life and career of singer-songwriter King and colleagues Goffin, Mann, and Weil, and features songs including “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “One Fine Day,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”

The rest of the cast includes Evan Todd as Gerry Goffin, Ben Jacoby as Barry Mann, Paul Anthony Stewart as Don Kirshner, and Tony Award nominee Liz Larsen as Genie Klein. The ensemble includes Kerissa Arrington, Britney Coleman, Adam Dietlein, Kevin Duda, Rosharra Francis, Laurel Harris, Jesse Hooker Bailey, Sara King, Rob Marnell, Paris Nix, Kris Roberts, Nicholas Ryan, Sara Sheperd, Yasmeen Sulieman, Daniel Torres, Melvin Tunstall, Alan Wiggins, and Dashaun Young.