'Supergirl' Star Melissa Benoist to Make Broadway Debut as Carole King in 'Beautiful'
Benoist will appear as Carole King in the musical based on the real-life singers life from June 7 until Aug. 4 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway.
The actress is currently appearing in the musical 'Waitress.'
Beautiful, featuring songs written by Gerry Coffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, is directed by Marc Bruni from a book by Douglas McGrath and choreography by Josh Prince.
"The stage has always felt like home to me", Benoist said in a statement. "And the fact that I will be joining the amazingly talented Beautiful family for my Broadway debut is wish fulfillment at its finest. Carole's music was a mainstay in my household growing up, like it was for so many people. It will be an honor and a pleasure to sing her music and portray her inspiring resilience to audiences every night."
Benoist, on Instagram Monday, posted a promotional image for the play. "June 7th and I could not be more excited," she said.
By Wade Sheridan
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.