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Jessie Mueller and Doug McGrath on "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jessie Mueller as Carole King in the Broadway show 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.' Jessie Mueller as Carole King in the Broadway show 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.' (Joan Marcus)

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.

Guests:

Doug McGrath and Jessie Mueller

Comments [3]

Trace from NYC

I hope this spurs a whole new generation's discovery of this woman. A talent of both melody and word. It's becoming a rarity in today's world of celebrity at the expense of talent. I love that Carol King built herself up as a single mom of two. Her story is so inspiring.

Apr. 15 2014 03:37 PM
Eddy from Chicago

The title is "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" and for good reason: the lack of a "still" for the first half of the song and in the title underscores how unsure the narrator is about the love of the other person.

If any song should be on Voyager as representing the best of humanity, it should be this one. Such a poignant monument to aching and the stakes of connection.

Apr. 15 2014 02:27 PM
Tony from Canarsie

Is Goffin & King's "Short Mort" performed in the show? That's one of my faves.

Apr. 15 2014 01:20 PM

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