Jessie Mueller Eyes Solo Record as Beautiful Releases Behind-the-Scenes Cast Album Podcast | Playbill

News Jessie Mueller Eyes Solo Record as Beautiful Releases Behind-the-Scenes Cast Album Podcast Ever wondered what went into the creation of Broadway's Beautiful: The Carole King Musical? Fans have the opportunity to find out in a new free podcast featuring selections from the show's cast album along with commentary from Jessie Mueller as well as Grammy winners Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann.

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The 55-minute podcast takes fans behind the scenes of the musical and its Grammy Award-nominated cast album. The free download includes selections from the cast album interspersed with commentary and backstage stories from Mueller and co-stars Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector, along with insight from Grammy Award winners Weil and Mann about the creation of the show's hit songs.

Click here to download the podcast.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Beautiful Tony Award winner Mueller also revealed that she is considering recording her own solo album. Mueller will exit the Broadway production March 6. Her next project is the Sara Bareilles musical Waitress.

Marc Bruni (Pipe Dream, Ordinary Days, Old Jews Telling Jokes) stages the production with choreography by Josh Prince and musical direction by Jason Howland

Here's how the creators bill the musical: "Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation." Visit

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A First Look at Broadway-Bound Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Starring Jessie Mueller

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