Tue, Oct 15, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

The Story Behind Carole King's 'Beautiful' Music

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Singer and songwriter Carole King.
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Singer and songwriter Carole King.

Songwriter Carole King scored her first number-one hit, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," when she was only 17. Along with her then-husband Gerry Goffin, the duo known as "Goffin and King" went on to compose a string of hits, including "Take Good Care of My Baby," "The Locomotion," and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." The new musical "Beautiful" explores Carole King's life -- from her prodigal rise to fame to her painful divorce from Goffin -- while showcasing her songs. Actors Jessie Mueller and Jake Epstein join us in-studio to talk about starring as the couple.

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Jake Epstein, actor playing Gerry Goffin in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"
  • Jessie Mueller, actor playing Carole King in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"

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