Beautiful Workshop

Billy Bigelow
Chorus Member
joined:8/28/13
Beautiful Workshop
Posted: 6/10/14 at 12:19pm
This article mentions that someone else played Carole King in the workshops of Beautiful. Does anyone know who the actress was?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/theater/theaterspecial/jessie-mueller-as-herself-after-a-starry-night.html?src=dayp&_r=1
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Beautiful Workshop
Posted: 6/10/14 at 12:24pm
"Don't patronize me, alright?" - BroadwayStar4
Broadwaystar2
Featured Actor
joined:9/4/13
Beautiful Workshop
Posted: 6/10/14 at 07:42pm
Patti Murin played Cynthia Weil

Updated On: 6/10/14 at 07:42 PM
mattywhits
Understudy
joined:5/30/10
Beautiful Workshop
Posted: 6/10/14 at 08:13pm
Love Vanessa Ray and Patti Murin- would love to see them take over the roles at some point, given that the show seems like it will run for a while...
BwayinVan
Chorus Member
joined:1/24/14
Beautiful Workshop
Posted: 6/10/14 at 10:39pm
Vanessa Ray is currently on Blue Bloods as pretty much a series regular so either she would have to do it for the time they are on hiatus or leave the show. I'd be sad to see her leave but it would be interesting to see her tackle this role
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Beautiful Workshop
Posted: 6/10/14 at 11:15pm
I'd like to see Lauren Molina tackle the role.
Jingjo2
Understudy
joined:8/25/13
Beautiful Workshop
Posted: 6/10/14 at 11:17pm
Wait, Vanessa Ray? As in Cece Drake from Pretty Little Liars? That's what showed up on my google.
Wow!!! Never knew she could sing!
http://www.youtube.com/RandomJingjo
somethingwicked
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
Beautiful Workshop
Posted: 6/10/14 at 11:40pm
Seeing Whitney Bashor in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY made me think she'd be a sublime replacement for Mueller whenever she leaves the show.
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
somethingbypuccini 2
Stand-by
joined:5/12/13
Beautiful Workshop
Posted: 6/10/14 at 11:44pm
I have heard that Debbie Shapiro Gravitte was involved as Caole at some point, though I don't know how reliable my source is.
somethingwicked
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
Beautiful Workshop
Posted: 6/11/14 at 12:52am
somethingbypuccini, I believe Debbie Gravitte was involved at one point playing Genie Klein, Carole's mother.

It's my understanding that Vanessa Ray was Carole for the entire process developing the show but was unavailable for the actual production due to television commitments.
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
Updated On: 6/11/14 at 12:52 AM
somethingbypuccini 2
Stand-by
joined:5/12/13
Beautiful Workshop
Posted: 6/11/14 at 01:22pm
Ahh, that would make sense. I always thought she was a strange choice for the role.
BobNC
Stand-by
joined:6/30/13
Beautiful Workshop
Posted: 6/11/14 at 09:23pm
I think they'll go the route of getting a contemporary pop/rock star to take over for Jessie.
Bettyboy72
Broadway Legend
joined:3/31/06
Beautiful Workshop
Posted: 6/11/14 at 09:27pm
"I think they'll go the route of getting a contemporary pop/rock star to take over for Jessie."

Hilary Duff?
"The sexual energy between the mother and son really concerns me!"-random woman behind me at Next to Normal "I want to meet him after and bang him!"-random woman who exposed her breasts at Rock of Ages, referring to James Carpinello