The star of CW’s Supergirl Melissa Benoist will make her Broadway debut this summer as the title character in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
Benoist will play the role of King from June 7 to August 4 at New York City’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre for a limited engagement. She will succeed Chillina Kennedy, who first took over the role from Jessie Mueller in March 2015.
Beautiful focuses on King’s early years, where the singer was writing songs for her former husband Gerry Goffin, and competed with friends/rivals Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. The show currently includes Ben Jacoby as Mann, Jessica Keenan Wynn as Weil, Evan Todd as Goffin, Liz Larsen as Genie Klein, and Paul Anthony Steward as Don Kirshner. Throughout the play, there will be musical performances of classics like “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Take Good Care of My Baby,” “Up on the Roof, and Natural Woman.”
Benoist is best-known for playing Kara Zor-El on the TV series Supergirl since 2015. She played roles as the transfer student Marley Rose on the fourth and fifth seasons of Glee, as well as Rachel Koresh on the miniseries Waco, which premiered earlier this year. Other appearances include Whiplash, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and Arrow.
“The stage has always felt like home to me,” Benoist said in a statement. “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.”