You know what I’ve heard most about the new Broadway musical Beautiful? For all the great songs recorded by singer Carole King, there are dozens more that she wrote that you might not even have even known were hers. That will all change with the arrival of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, a long-in-the-works project that bounces its way onto Broadway this week with red-hot rising star Jessie Mueller in the title role as music icon King.
All of King’s iconic hits will spring to life on the Broadway stage in the show, which boasts a book by Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince. It’s the infectious music that will get you buzzing, and EW’s got a sneak peek at several songs from the ‘60s tuner.
Below, get a hypnotic musical taste of what’s to come from the ever-stunning Mueller and the stacked cast, which includes Degrassi vet Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, and Jarrod Spector. The clips include Mueller’s take on “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (plus a version by The Shirelles), the title song “Beautiful,” and my personal karaoke classic, “Natural Woman.”
Beautiful begins previews on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 21, with opening night slated for Jan. 12, 2014.