Broadway seeks a new Carole King with open auditions

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — If you think you can sing "It's Too Late" and "So Far Away" like Carole King, some Broadway producers would like to hear from you.

Nationwide open casting calls were announced Wednesday to find a new King and other cast members for "Beautiful — The Carole King Musical." There will be auditions in New York on Jan. 16; Seattle on Jan. 24; Orlando, Florida, on Feb. 7; Pittsburgh on Feb. 21; and Chicago on Feb. 28.

The current King, Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller, is leaving the show in March.

In addition to the Broadway show, there's a West End production set to begin in February and a U.S. tour kicks off in Rhode Island in September.