New King musical will star Jessie Mueller

NEW YORK – Jessie Mueller has nabbed a beautiful Broadway role – she’ll be playing celebrated songwriter Carole King in a new musical about the woman who wrote such hits as “It’s Too Late” and “You’ve Got a Friend.” Producers said Monday that Mueller, who was last on Broadway opposite Matthew Broderick in “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” will lead “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” which starts previews Nov. 21.