Melissa Benoist Joins the Cast of 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical'

Former Glee star and current Supergirl lead Melissa Benoist will make her Broadway debut in the role of Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical beginning June 7 at the Stephen Sondheim Theater.

Benoist is succeeding Chilina Kennedy for a limited run through August 4, when Kennedy returns to her role.

"Carole's music was a mainstay in my household growing up like it was for so many people", said Benoist.  "The fact that I will be joining the amazingly talented Beautiful family for my Broadway debut is wish fulfillment at its finest."

Carole was quoted saying "Dear Melissa, Welcome to Beautiful on Broadway! I look forward to seeing you in the role. Love, Carole."

The cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical also includes Evan Todd as Gerry Goffin, Jessica Keenan Wynn as Cynthia Weil, Ben Jacoby as Barry Mann, Liz Larsen as Genie Klein and Paul Anthony Stewart as Don Kirshner.  Beautiful features a book by Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh PRince.

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