Actress Jessie Mueller is set to portray iconic singer/songwriter Carole King in a new Broadway musical about her life.

Mueller, who recently starred on the New York stage opposite Matthew Broderick in Nice Work If You Can Get It, has landed the coveted lead role in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

The show, written by Nicholas Nickleby director Douglas MCGrath, will debut in San Francisco, California this autumn (13) before transferring to Broadway for previews in November (13).

It will open at the Stephen Sondheim Theater in January (14).