SARAH BOCKEL & CORY JEACOMA TO STAR IN “BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL” AS BELOVED SHOW ENTERS FINAL NINE WEEKS OF RECORD-BREAKING RUN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
SARAH BOCKEL & CORY JEACOMA
TO PLAY CAROLE KING & GERRY GOFFIN
“BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL”
ENTERS FINAL NINE WEEKS
OF SMASH-HIT, RECORD-BREAKING RUN
New York, NY (August 26, 2019) – Producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner announced today that Sarah Bockel and Cory Jeacoma will assume the roles of Carole King and Gerry Goffin in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical as the smash-hit musical begins the final nine weeks of its record-breaking run at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street).
Bockel and Jeacoma will begin performances Thursday, September 5 and will lead the bows when Beautiful plays its final performance on Sunday, October 27.
For a new production photo of Bockel and Jeacoma taken by Joan Marcus, please visit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3y18ycr1ice0fgm/Sarah%20Bockel.%20Cory%20Jeacoma%20Beautiful%20%28c%29%20Joan%20Marcus.jpg?dl=0
As previously announced, Evan Todd will play his final performance as Gerry Goffin on Wednesday, August 28 and three-time Grammy Award nominee Vanessa Carlton will play her final performance as Carole King on Sunday, September 1.
Bockel and Jeacoma will join current cast members Jessica Keenan Wynn as Cynthia Weil, Jacob Heimer as Barry Mann, Paul Anthony Stewart as Don Kirshner, Tony Award nominee Liz Larsen as Genie Klein, and an 18-person ensemble.
By the time Beautiful takes its final bow, it will have played 60 preview and 2,418 regular performances, surpassing the original production of Annie and the landmark 1998 revival of Cabaret to become the 27th longest-running musical (and the 2nd longest running “bio-musical”) in Broadway history. On Broadway, the show has been seen by almost 2,200,000 audience members (including, quite famously, Ms. King herself) and has grossed nearly $250,000,000. The musical is the longest-running and highest-grossing show in the history of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre and recouped its production costs in less than ten months on Broadway.
Acclaimed productions have played London, Japan, Australia, and toured the United Kingdom. The North American tour is celebrating its fourth year of sold out runs across the continent.
With a book by Tony and Academy® Award nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.
For over five years, Beautiful, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Carole King musical, has thrilled Broadway with the inspiring true story of one woman’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
From the string of pop classics she wrote for the biggest acts in music to her own life-changing, chart-busting success with Tapestry, Beautiful takes you back to where it all began – and takes you on the ride of a lifetime.
Featuring over two dozen pop classics, including “You’ve Got a Friend,” “One Fine Day,” “Up on the Roof,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and “Natural Woman,” this crowd-pleasing international phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember – and a story you’ll never forget.
The creative team of Beautiful also includes Derek McLane (Set Design), Alejo Vietti (Costume Design), Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design), Brian Ronan (Sound Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations and Music Arrangements), Jason Howland (Music Supervision), and John Miller (Music Coordination).
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Ghostlight Records), the 2015 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on CD, digitally, and on vinyl.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is produced on Broadway by Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Jeffrey A. Sine, Richard A. Smith, Mike Bosner, Harriet N. Leve/Elaine Krauss, Terry Schnuck, Orin Wolf, Patty Baker/Good Productions, Roger Faxon, Larry Magid, Kit Seidel, Lawrence S. Toppall, Fakston Productions/Mary Solomon, William Court Cohen, John Gore, BarLor Productions, Matthew C. Blank, Tim Hogue, Joel Hyatt, Marianne Mills, Michael J. Moritz, Jr., StylesFour Productions, Brunish/Trinchero, and Jeremiah J. Harris.
SARAH BOCKEL (Carole King) is thrilled to be back with her Beautiful family! Chicago native. Broadway: Beautiful. National Tour: Beautiful. Chicago theatre: Million Dollar Quartet, Parade with Boho Theatre Ensemble (non-eq Jeff nomination), Into the Woods with The Hypocrites. Regional: Rocky Mountain Repertory, Les Mis, Shrek, Hands on a Hardbody. BFA in musical theater from Illinois Wesleyan University. Proudly represented by Stewart Talent Chicago. Many thanks to the Beautiful team for the incredible journey these last four years, to family, friends, and Gary. As always, for Mom and Dad.
CORY JEACOMA (Gerry Goffin) is stoked to be making his debut as the final Gerry on Broadway. He was recently a part of the world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion at Papermill as well as playing Bob Gaudio in the original cast of Jersey Boys Off-Broadway at New World Stages. Thank you to everyone who has pushed me along the way, Stephen Kopel, Buchwald, Pace MT, my incredible family, and my girls, Beth and Jessie. So much love. @cocojeacoco.
# # # #