Jessie Mueller, who plays Carole King in “Beautiful: The Carol King Musical,” talks about her role, along with Doug McGrath, who wrote the book for the show. It tells the story of how Carole Klein, an awkward teen living in Brooklyn, became a hit songwriter. She and her husband and songwriting partner Gerry Goffin become a songwriting powerhouse, churning out hits like “One Fine Day,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” and “The Loco-Motion.” “Beautiful” is playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
Hear Jessie Mueller, appearing now as Carole King in the Broadway show Beautiful, perform in the Soundcheck studio.
In this episode: Actress Jessie Mueller plays a very convincing Carole King in the new Broadway musical Beautiful. The young star talks about her one and only meeting with the legendary songwriter and s she performs songs from the show live in the Soundcheck studio.
Then, Nobel Prize-winning Princeton economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman also happens to be a diehard music fan. He shares a few favorite songs as part of Soundcheck's series Pick Three.
And: Beats Music is the latest entry in an already over-crowded market of streaming music services market that includes Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, and others. So how does Beats Music compare? Eliot Van Buskirk, editor at Evolver.fm, gives his first impressions after a week with the new service.
Jessie Mueller was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her starring role in the Broadway revival of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." She also told us about some of her favorite things. Find out what she's a fan of!
Jessie Mueller was here to talk about the musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," along with Jim Norton, who also stars in it, and Rupert Holmes, who wrote the book, music, and lyrics for. She shared her guest picks with us!
The Roundabout Theatre Company is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens with new Broadway production of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” Rupert Holmes talks about writing the book, music, and lyrics, and Jim Norton and Jessie Mueller discuss their roles in the play. Set in a Victorian music hall, a rowdy ensemble of actors mounts a staging of Charles Dickens’s unfinished novel. Everyone on stage is a suspect in the murder of young Edwin Drood—and it’s up to the audience to choose the killer! Each performance ends differently, depending on what the audience decides. It’s playing at Studio 54 through March 10.