American Songbook at NJPAC Hosted by Michael Feinstein

FULL EPISODE

Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector

Mueller and Spector pair up once again to reminisce about their time together in Broadway's Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and perform a diverse catalog of personal favorite hits from the stage and radio, from King's "I Feel the Earth Move" and "Natural Woman" to Elton John's "Your Song", Steven Tyler's "Dream On" and Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind".

AIRED: January 13, 2016 | 0:57:12
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TRANSCRIPT

>> ♪ I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE UNDER

MY FEET ♪

>> COMING UP ON...

TWO BRIGHT YOUNG STARS FROM THE

HIT BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF

"BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING

MUSICAL."

>> ♪ 'CAUSE YOU MAKE ME FEEL

>> JESSIE MUELLER REVEALS WHAT

IT WAS LIKE TO PORTRAY THIS

LIVING LEGEND...

♪ YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A

NATURAL WOMAN ♪

>> ♪ AND I ♪

>> ...WHILE JARROD SPECTOR SHOWS

OFF THE CHOPS THAT MADE HIM A

JERSEY BOY.

>> ♪ AND I

>> ♪ YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY

>> AND TOGETHER, JESSIE AND

JARROD ROCK THE VICTORIA THEATER

AT NJPAC.

>> ♪ ...ANOTHER LONELY DAY

>> MAJOR SUPPORT FOR

"AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC" IS

PROVIDED BY...

ADDITIONAL FUNDING HAS BEEN

PROVIDED THROUGH THE GENEROUS

SUPPORT OF...

AND NOW, FROM THE NEW JERSEY

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, IN THE

VICTORIA THEATER, YOUR HOST,

TED CHAPIN.

>> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO

"THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT

NJPAC."

TONIGHT WE HAVE TWO REMARKABLY

TALENTED YOUNG BROADWAY

PERFORMERS FOR YOU.

THEY MET ON THE CAROLE KING

MUSICAL "BEAUTIFUL," WHERE THEY

BOTH RECEIVED TONY NOMINATIONS,

AND THE ONE WHO PLAYED

CAROLE KING TOOK HOME THE

STATUE.

[ APPLAUSE ]

ABSOLUTELY.

TONIGHT THEY HAVE TEAMED UP TO

TAKE A MUSICAL VIEW BACK THROUGH

THEIR LIVES AND THEIR CAREERS.

SO, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

JESSIE MUELLER AND

JARROD SPECTOR.

[ APPLAUSE ]

[ "YOUR SONG" PLAYS ]

>> ♪ IT'S A LITTLE BIT FUNNY,

THIS FEELING INSIDE ♪

♪ I'M NOT ONE OF THOSE WHO CAN

EASILY HIDE ♪

♪ I DON'T HAVE MUCH MONEY, BUT,

BOY, IF I DID ♪

♪ I'D BUY A BIG HOUSE WHERE WE

BOTH COULD LIVE ♪

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE

WELCOME TONY WINNER AND MY DEAR

FRIEND JESSIE MUELLER!

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

[ "I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE"

PLAYS ]

>> ♪ I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE

UNDER MY FEET ♪

♪ I FEEL THE SKY TUMBLIN' DOWN

>> ♪ TUMBLIN' DOWN

>> ♪ I FEEL MY HEART START TO

TREMBLIN' WHENEVER ♪

>> ♪ YOU'RE AROUND ♪

♪ AND YOU CAN TELL EVERYBODY

>> ♪ IF I WERE A SCULPTOR

>> ♪ THAT THIS IS YOUR SONG

>> ♪ BUT THEN AGAIN, NO

>> ♪ IT MAY BE QUITE SIMPLE

>> ♪ OR A MAN WHO MAKES

>> ♪ BUT NOW THAT IT'S DONE

>> ♪ POTIONS IN A TRAVELING

SHOW ♪

>> ♪ I HOPE YOU DON'T MIND

>> ♪ I KNOW IT'S NOT MUCH

>> ♪ I HOPE YOU DON'T MIND

>> ♪ BUT IT'S THE BEST THAT I

CAN DO ♪

>> ♪ MY GIFT IS MY SONG, AND

THIS ONE'S FOR YOU ♪

>> WHOO!

[ "I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE"

PLAYS ]

>> ♪ OOH, BABY, WHEN I SEE YOUR

FACE ♪

♪ MELLOW AS THE MONTH OF MAY

♪ OOH, DARLIN', I CAN'T STAND

IT ♪

♪ WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME THAT WAY

>> ♪ I JUST GOT TO HAVE YOU,

BABY ♪

>> ♪ I JUST GOT TO HAVE YOU,

BABY ♪

>> ♪ I JUST GOT TO HAVE YOU,

BABY ♪

>> ♪ I JUST GOT TO HAVE YOU,

BABY ♪

>> ♪ I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE

UNDER MY FEET ♪

♪ I FEEL THE SKY TUMBLIN' DOWN

>> ♪ IT'S TUMBLIN' DOWN

>> ♪ I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE

UNDER MY FEET ♪

♪ I FEEL THE SKY TUMBLIN' DOWN

>> ♪ TUMBLING DOWN

♪ I JUST LOSE CONTROL

>> ♪ OOH, IT'S A LITTLE BIT

FUNNY ♪

>> ♪ TO MY VERY SOUL

>> ♪ THIS FEELING INSIDE

>> ♪ I GET HOT AND COLD

>> ♪ I HOPE YOU DON'T MIND

♪ I HOPE YOU DON'T MIND

>> ♪ ALL OVER, ALL OVER,

ALL OVER ♪

>> ♪ I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE

UNDER MY FEET ♪

♪ I FEEL THE SKY TUMBLIN' DOWN

>> ♪ IT'S TUMBLIN' DOWN

>> ♪ I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE

UNDER MY FEET ♪

♪ I FEEL THE SKY TUMBLIN' DOWN

>> ♪ A-TUMBLIN' DOWN

>> ♪ A-TUMBLIN' DOWN

>> ♪ TUMBLIN' DOWN

>> ♪ WELL, TUMBLIN' DOWN

>> ♪ TUMBLIN' DOWN

>> ♪ TUMBLIN'

♪ DOWN

[ SONG ENDS ]

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH!

WELCOME TO NJPAC.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE WITH

US.

>> JARROD AND I ARE SO PLEASED

TO BE HERE TONIGHT.

WE HAD THE GREAT PLEASURE OF

MEETING IN EACH OTHER IN A

WONDERFUL SHOW CALLED

"BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING

MUSICAL."

>> YEAH.

[ APPLAUSE ]

AND JUST AS JESSIE WAS GETTING

READY TO MOVE ON FROM

"BEAUTIFUL" AND START A NEW

ADVENTURE, RICH ARONSTEIN, THE

GENTLEMAN WHO'S BEEN SHEPHERDING

MY SOLO CONCERT CAREER, CALLED

ME AND SAID, "HEY, DO YOU THINK

JESSIE WOULD WANT TO TEAM UP AND

DO A CONCERT TOGETHER?"

AND I SAID, "WELL, I DON'T

REALLY KNOW, BUT I'M GONNA CALL

HER AND ASK HER," AND I DID.

>> AND I SAID YES.

>> AND THERE IT IS.

AND THAT'S REALLY HOW IT

HAPPENED.

WE'RE REALLY EXCITED TO BE HERE

TONIGHT.

I'M EXCITED. ARE YOU?

>> HONEY, YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW.

>> WE'LL SEE IF YOU REMEMBER THE

SONG, 'CAUSE I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN

OUT OF THE SHOW...

>> OH, I KNOW.

>> ...FOR A LITTLE WHILE.

[ "YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN'

FEELIN'" PLAYS ]

>> ♪ YOU NEVER CLOSE YOUR EYES

ANYMORE WHEN I KISS YOUR LIPS ♪

♪ AND THERE'S NO TENDERNESS LIKE

BEFORE IN YOUR FINGERTIPS ♪

♪ YOU'RE TRYING HARD NOT TO

SHOW IT ♪

>> ♪ BABY

>> ♪ BUT, BABY

♪ BABY, I KNOW IT

♪ YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN'

FEELIN' ♪

♪ WHOA-OH, THAT LOVIN' FEELIN'

♪ YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN'

FEELIN' ♪

♪ NOW IT'S GONE, GONE, GONE

♪ WHOA-OH, WHOA-OH-OH

>> ♪ NOW THERE'S NO WELCOME LOOK

IN YOUR EYES WHEN I REACH FOR

YOU ♪

♪ AND, BOY, YOU'RE STARTING TO

CRITICIZE LITTLE THINGS I DO ♪

♪ IT MAKES ME JUST FEEL LIKE

CRYIN' ♪

>> ♪ BABY

>> ♪ 'CAUSE, BABY

♪ SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL'S DYIN'

♪ YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN'

FEELIN' ♪

♪ WHOA-OH, THAT LOVIN' FEELIN'

♪ YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN'

FEELIN' ♪

♪ NOW IT'S GONE, GONE, GONE

♪ WHOA-OH, WHOA-OH-OH

>> OH, ALL RIGHT.

>> ♪ BABY, BABY

>> ♪ WHAT, BABY?

>> ♪ I'D GET DOWN ON MY KNEES

FOR YOU ♪

>> ♪ OH

♪ IF YOU WOULD ONLY LOVE ME LIKE

YOU USED TO DO ♪

♪ YEAH

>> ♪ WE HAD A LOVE, A LOVE, A

LOVE YOU DON'T FIND EVERY DAY ♪

♪ SO DON'T

>> ♪ DON'T

>> ♪ DON'T

>> ♪ DON'T

>> ♪ DON'T

>> ♪ DON'T

>> ♪ DON'T LET IT SLIP AWAY

>> ♪ SO, BABY

>> ♪ BABY

>> ♪ BABY

>> ♪ BABY

>> ♪ I'M BEGGIN' YOU, PLEASE

>> ♪ PLEASE

>> ♪ PLEASE

>> ♪ PLEASE

>> ♪ I NEED YOUR LOVE

>> ♪ I NEED YOUR LOVE

>> ♪ I NEED YOUR LOVE

>> ♪ I NEED YOUR LOVE

>> ♪ SO BRING IT ON BACK

>> ♪ SO BRING IT BACK

>> ♪ SO BRING IT ON BACK

>> ♪ SO BRING IT ON BACK

>> ♪ BRING BACK THAT LOVIN'

FEELIN' ♪

♪ WHOA-OH, THAT LOVIN' FEELIN'

♪ BRING BACK THAT LOVIN'

FEELIN' ♪

♪ 'CAUSE IT'S GONE, GONE, GONE

♪ BRING BACK THAT LOVIN'

FEELIN' ♪

♪ WHOA-OH, THAT LOVIN' FEELIN'

♪ BRING BACK THAT LOVIN'

FEELIN' ♪

♪ 'CAUSE IT'S GONE, GONE, GONE

♪ AND I CAN'T GO ON

♪ WHOA-OH, WHOA-OH

♪ WHOA

[ SONG ENDS ]

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> I WANT YOU TO SET UP AND TAKE

US THROUGH THE NIGHT THAT

CAROLE KING CAME TO SEE

"BEAUTIFUL."

>> DO YOU WANT TO START?

>> UH, SURE. YEAH.

>> JARROD WAS DOING THE

BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS

AIDS SPEECH.

>> THE BROADWAY AND THEATRICAL

COMMUNITY FROM COAST TO COAST

JOINS TOGETHER TO RAISE MONEY

FOR AN AMAZING ORGANIZATION

CALLED BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY

FIGHTS AIDS.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

AND THEN I TURN, AND...

>> CAROLE KING WAS WALKING UP ON

STAGE RIGHT.

>> YEAH.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE CONTINUE ]

>> AND EVERYBODY WAS LIKE, "WHAT

DID SHE SAY?"

I MEAN, SOME OF IT IS KIND OF A

BLUR TO ME, BUT THE MOMENT I

REMEMBER IS JUST MEETING HER

EYES WHEN SHE CAME OUT, BECAUSE

WE DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS HAPPENING,

AND THEN I FOUND OUT,

"OH, MY GOD! SHE'S HERE!"

>> ♪ YOU JUST CALL OUT MY NAME

♪ AND YOU KNOW

>> ♪ WHEREVER I AM

>> ♪ I'LL COME RUNNIN'

>> EVERYBODY SING!

>> ♪ TO SEE YOU AGAIN

>> AND THEN MY SECOND THOUGHT

WAS, "OH, MY GOD!

SHE JUST WATCHED IT!"

>> RIGHT.

>> SO THEN I WAS THINKING,

LIKE -- I WAS JUST SORT OF LIKE,

AS SHE'S WALKING UP, I'M LIKE,

"ARE WE GOOD? ARE WE GOOD?

ARE WE OKAY?"

>> I'VE BEEN WORKING UP TO

COMING.

I HAVEN'T SEEN THE SHOW.

THIS IS MY FIRST NIGHT.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

AND, YOU KNOW, THE WORD THAT I

SAID BACKSTAGE I'M NOT GONNA SAY

HERE, BUT IT IS F'ing AWESOME!

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> SHE WAS SO GRACIOUS BECAUSE

SHE EXPLAINED TO US, TOO.

SHE WAS LIKE -- SHE WANTED TO

SEE IT THE WAY SHE FELT

COMFORTABLE, BUT SHE ALSO WANTED

US TO FEEL COMFORTABLE.

SHE DIDN'T WANT -- I MEAN, I

WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE FETAL

POSITION UNDER MY DRESSING TABLE

IF I HAD KNOWN THAT SHE WAS

COMING, SO I'M REALLY GLAD I

DIDN'T KNOW.

>> YEAH. I THINK WE ARE ALL

RELIEVED THAT SHE DID NOT TELL

US AHEAD OF TIME.

>> YEAH.

>> ♪ AIN'T IT GOOD TO KNOW

♪ AIN'T IT GOOD TO KNOW

♪ AIN'T IT GOOD TO KNOW

♪ YOU'VE GOT A

♪ FRIEND?

[ SONG ENDS ]

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO SAW ME AS

CAROLE KING IN "BEAUTIFUL"

AUTOMATICALLY ASSUME THAT I'M

FROM BROOKLYN OR QUEENS --

YOU KNOW, SOMEPLACE IN NEW YORK.

BUT IT'S NOT ACTUALLY TRUE.

I'M ACTUALLY FROM JUST OUTSIDE

OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- A LITTLE

TOWN CALLED EVANSTON, ILLINOIS.

AND I PROBABLY ALWAYS KNEW THAT

I WANTED TO BE A PERFORMER, BUT

I GUESS I-I REALLY STRUGGLED

WITH THAT DECISION.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF I WOULD FIND MY

PLACE IN THE BUSINESS.

I WASN'T SURE, GOING OFF TO

COLLEGE AND STUDYING THINGS, IF

I WANTED MY PARENTS TO HELP ME

SPEND ALL THIS MONEY TO STUDY

SOMETHING THAT'S BASICALLY A

CRAPSHOOT AND NOT LIKE AN ACTUAL

JOB TO MOST PEOPLE.

SO, BY THE TIE I DECIDED THAT

THIS IS WHAT I WANTED TO DO, I

WAS LIKE, "I'M GONNA GO TO

SCHOOL, I'M GONNA STUDY THIS,

AND THEN MY PLAN IS I'M GONNA GO

TO CHICAGO AND I'M GONNA BE A

SOLID WORKING ACTOR."

OR A WAITRESS.

I MEAN, IT WAS SORT OF ONE OR

THE OTHER.

BUT, UM [CLEARS THROAT] MY

DREAMS WERE DASHED, AND I NEVER

GOT TO BE A WAITRESS.

BUT I DID -- I CATERED.

I SOLD SHOES.

I DID ALL KINDS OF THINGS.

BUT IT JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU

LIFE CAN CHANGE VERY QUICKLY,

AND MY LIFE CHANGED WITH A VERY

SIMPLE LITTLE SONG THAT WAS

FIRST INTRODUCED BY

FRED ASTAIRE.

[ "EV'RY NIGHT AT SEVEN"

PLAYS ]

♪ MY DAY CAN BE A ROYAL BORE

♪ IT LEAVES ME COLDER THAN A

BASEMENT FLOOR ♪

♪ THE ONLY MOMENT I KEEP

WAITING FOR ♪

♪ IS WHEN THE DAY WILL BE

THROUGH ♪

♪ I NEVER NOTICE IF IT'S DARK OR

CLEAR ♪

♪ WHAT PEOPLE SAY TO ME I HARDLY

HEAR ♪

♪ THE PASSING HOURS ARE AN

ENDLESS YEAR ♪

♪ UNTIL, AT LAST, I'M ALONE WITH

YOU ♪

I KNOW. OKAY. CUTE SONG.

DOESN'T SOUND LIKE A

GAME-CHANGER, RIGHT?

HERE'S THE REAL STORY.

I WAS WORKING IN CHICAGO, DOING

A SHOW THERE, AND MY AGENT GETS

A CALL FROM JIM CARNAHAN, WHO'S

THIS AMAZING CASTING DIRECTOR IN

NEW YORK CITY.

AND HE SAID, "I WANT JESSIE TO

COME IN FOR THE SHOW WE'RE

DOING.

IT'S -- WELL, WE'RE NOT CALLING

IT A REVIVAL.

WE'RE CALLING IT A REVISAL OF

LERNER AND LANE'S 'ON A CLEAR

DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER.'

BEAUTIFUL SHOW, AMAZING SCORE.

IT'S ABOUT THIS NEUROTIC WOMAN

WHO REALIZES SHE'S LIVED PAST

LIVES, MOST NOTABLY THIS

18th-CENTURY BRITISH

ARISTOCRAT -- STUFF OF HITS,

RIGHT?

NO, I'M KIDDING.

BUT IT WAS GONNA BE A REVISAL,

BECAUSE IN THE ORIGINAL PLAY,

THE PRESENT-LIFE DAISY AND THE

PAST-LIFE MELINDA WERE PLAYED BY

ONE WOMAN, ONE ACTRESS.

SO IN THE NEW VERSION, DAISY WAS

BECOMING DAVEY, A GAY FLORIST,

AND HIS PAST LIFE WAS MELINDA, A

WOMAN, A 1940s JAZZ SINGER.

YOU GOT IT?

OKAY.

SO, I GO IN TO THE AUDITION

PREPARED TO SING

"IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING."

[ "IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING"

PLAYS ]

♪ THE THINGS I USED TO LIKE

I DON'T LIKE ANYMORE ♪

♪ I WANT A LOT OF OTHER THINGS

♪ I'VE NEVER HAD BEFORE

♪ IT'S JUST LIKE MOTHER SAYS

♪ I SIT AROUND AND MOPE

♪ PRETENDING I AM WONDERFUL

AND KNOWING I'M A DOPE ♪

♪ I'M AS RESTLESS AS A WILLOW IN

A WINDSTORM ♪

♪ I'M AS JUMPY AS A PUPPET ON A

STRING ♪

♪ I'D SAY THAT I HAD SPRING

FEVER ♪

♪ BUT I KNOW IT ISN'T SPRING

AND JIM CARNAHAN, THE CASTING

DIRECTOR, GOES, "OKAY. OKAY.

STOP. THAT WAS LOVELY.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING MORE

UP-TEMPO, LIKE A JAZZ TUNE?"

THIS HAPPENS IN AUDITIONS

SOMETIMES.

YOU GO IN WITH A PLAN, AND THEN

THEY JUST GIVE YOU A 180.

AND I WAS LIKE -- IN MY HEAD,

I'M GOING, "I DO NOT HAVE A JAZZ

TUNE WITH ME."

SO I LITERALLY WALKED OVER TO

THE PIANIST, AND I SAID, "HI."

>> HI.

>> "CAN WE MAKE THIS AN

UP-TEMPO -- CAN WE SWING THIS,

LIKE, FROM THE BRIDGE?"

♪ I KEEP WISHING

HARDER.

♪ SOMEWHERE ELSE, WALKING A

STRANGE NEW STREET ♪

WORK WITH WHAT YOU GOT, RIGHT?

[ TEMPO INCREASES ]

PERFECT.

♪ I KEEP WISHING I WERE

SOMEWHERE ELSE, WALKING DOWN A

STRANGE NEW STREET ♪

♪ HEARING WORDS THAT I HAVE

NEVER HEARD FROM A MAN I'VE YET

TO MEET ♪

♪ I'M AS BUSY AS A SPIDER

SPINNING DAYDREAMS ♪

♪ I'M AS GIDDY AS A BABY ON A

SWING ♪

♪ I HAVEN'T SEEN A CROCUS OR A

ROSEBUD ♪

♪ OR A ROBIN ON THE WING

♪ BUT I FEEL SO GAY,

IN A MELANCHOLY WAY ♪

♪ THAT IT MIGHT AS WELL BE

SPRING ♪

♪ IT MIGHT AS WELL BE

♪ SPRING

[ SONG ENDS ]

[ APPLAUSE ]

I LOOKED AT THAT PIANIST WITH

THE MOST THANKFUL EYES.

HE HAD SAVED MY AUDITION, AND

JIM, THE CASTING DIRECTOR, WAS

LIKE, "GREAT!

CAN YOU COME BACK TOMORROW?"

AND I SAID, "NO, I CAN'T.

I HAVE TO GO TO A READING.

MY FRIEND WROTE THE THING AND

THE THING."

I HAD NO IDEA.

I WAS COMPLETELY CLUELESS.

HE SAID, "OKAY.

WELL, CAN YOU FLY YOURSELF TO

NEW YORK NEXT WEEK?"

'CAUSE THE AUDITION HAPPENED IN

CHICAGO.

I SAID, "YES! YES!

I CAN DO THAT!"

SO, I GET TO THE AUDITION, AND I

GO AND I'M WATCHING ALL THESE

OTHER GIRLS COME IN AND OUT,

AND, LONG STORY SHORT, I GET TO

THE FINAL CALLBACK.

BY THIS POINT, WE KNOW THAT

HARRY CONNICK JR. IS THE STAR OF

THE SHOW NOW.

YEAH, I KNOW, LADIES.

SO, I HAVE HAD A CRUSH ON

HARRY CONNICK JR. SINCE I WAS,

LIKE, IN 8th GRADE.

SO, I'M SHOWING UP FOR THE FINAL

CALLBACK.

I'VE, LIKE, PUT ON MY RED DRESS

IN THE BATHROOM AND, LIKE, YOU

KNOW, PUT MY HAIR -- I'M TRYING

TO DO LIKE '40s HAIR -- AND I

WALK INTO THE ROOM, KIND OF

TERRIFIED, AND HE'S THE FIRST

PERSON I SEE, AND HE JUST GOES,

"HEY, I'M HARRY" AND, LIKE,

OUTSTRETCHES HIS ARM AND SHAKES

MY HAND, AND, LIKE, ALL THE

NERVES WENT AWAY.

HE IS, LIKE, THE KINDEST, MOST

GENEROUS PERSON, AND WE DID THE

SCENES AND THE SONG, AND I LEFT.

AND I FLEW BACK HOME, AND I WAS

ON THE PLANE TO CHICAGO, AND I'M

SITTING THERE, FEELING LIKE, "I

KNOW THIS IS A LONG SHOT, BUT I

DON'T FEEL LIKE THIS IS OVER FOR

ME YET."

AND I PUT IN MY iPOD AND DIDN'T

THINK ANYTHING OF IT.

AND IT WAS ON SHUFFLE, AND ON

COMES HARRY CONNICK JR.'s

VERSION OF A SONG CALLED

"THIS TIME THE DREAM'S ON ME,"

AND IT JUST FELT LIKE A SIGN.

AND I GOT THE PART.

THEY GAVE ME THE PART.

THEY GAVE A NOBODY THE PART.

AND THAT LITTLE SONG,

"EV'RY NIGHT AT SEVEN," THANKS

TO OUR BRILLIANT COMPOSER AND

MUSICAL ARRANGER, LARRY YURMAN,

THIS IS WHAT MELINDA'S BIG SONG

BECAME.

[ "EV'RY NIGHT AT SEVEN" PLAYS ]

♪ MY DAY CAN BE A ROYAL BORE

♪ IT LEAVES ME COLDER THAN A

BASEMENT FLOOR ♪

♪ THE ONLY MOMENT I KEEP

WAITING FOR ♪

♪ IS WHEN THE DAY WILL BE

THROUGH ♪

♪ I NEVER NOTICE IF IT'S DARK OR

CLEAR ♪

♪ WHAT PEOPLE SAY TO ME I HARDLY

HEAR ♪

♪ THE PASSING HOURS ARE AN

ENDLESS YEAR ♪

♪ UNTIL, AT LAST

♪ I'M ALONE WITH YOU

♪ FOR

♪ EV'RY NIGHT AT SEVEN

♪ YOU COME BACK AS FRESH AS

CLOVER ♪

♪ AND I BEGIN TO SIGH ALL OVER

AGAIN ♪

♪ EV'RY NIGHT AT SEVEN

♪ YOU COME BY LIKE MAY

RETURNING ♪

♪ AND, ME, OH, MY

♪ I START IN YEARNING AGAIN

♪ YOU SEEM TO BRING

♪ FARAWAY SPRING

♪ NEAR ME

♪ I'M ALWAYS IN FULL BLOOM

♪ WHEN YOU'RE IN THE ROOM

♪ FOR EV'RY NIGHT AT SEVEN

♪ EV'RY TIME, THE SAME

THING HAPPENS ♪

♪ I FALL ONCE AGAIN IN LOVE

♪ BUT ONLY WITH YOU

♪ YOU SEEM TO BRING

>> ♪ YOU SEEM TO BRING

>> ♪ THE FARAWAY SPRING

>> ♪ THE FARAWAY SPRING

>> ♪ NEAR ME

>> ♪ BA-DA-DA-DA-DA

>> ♪ I'M ALWAYS IN FULL BLOOM

>> ♪ IN BLOOM

>> ♪ WHEN YOU'RE IN THE ROOM

♪ FOR MY DAY CAN BE

A ROYAL BORE ♪

♪ I'M COLDER THAN

A BASEMENT FLOOR ♪

♪ THE MOMENT I'M WAITING FOR IS

WHEN THE DAY WILL BE THROUGH ♪

>> ♪ EVERY SINGLE NIGHT

>> ♪ EVERY SINGLE NIGHT

>> ♪ EVERY NIGHT

>> ♪ NEVER NOTICE IF IT'S DARK

OR CLEAR ♪

♪ PEOPLE SAY THAT I CAN

HARDLY HEAR ♪

♪ FOR ME, HOURS ARE AN

ENDLESS YEAR ♪

>> ♪ UNLESS I'M

>> ♪ ALONE WITH YOU

>> ♪ ALONE WITH, I'M ALWAYS IN

♪ WHEN YOU'RE IN THE ROOM

>> ♪ YES, EV'RY NIGHT AT SEVEN

>> ♪ NIGHT AT SEVEN

>> ♪ EV'RY TIME, THE SAME

THING HAPPENS ♪

>> ♪ THE SAME THING HAPPENS

>> ♪ THE SAME THING

HAPPENS AGAIN ♪

>> ♪ THE SAME THING HAPPENS

>> ♪ EV'RY NIGHT AT SEVEN,

THE SAME THING HAPPENS ♪

♪ I FALL ONCE AGAIN IN LOVE

>> ♪ FALL IN LOVE EACH NIGHT

AT SEVEN ♪

>> ♪ BUT ONLY WITH YOU

>> ♪ EV'RY SINGLE NIGHT

>> [ SCATS ]

>> ♪ SEVEN

>> ♪ WHOO-OOOOOOOH

[ SONG ENDS ]

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> WOULD YOU WANT TO FOLLOW HER?

SO, JESSIE GAVE YOU A LITTLE BIT

ABOUT HERSELF, A LITTLE REVEAL,

SO I GUESS IT'S TIME FOR MINE.

IT'S MY TURN TO DO A LITTLE

SOUL-BARING HERE.

>> OH, WAIT.

I WANT TO HEAR THIS.

I WANT A FRONT SEAT.

YOU DON'T MIND, DO YOU?

>> NO. WHY WOULD I MIND?

SO, UM, I STARTED SINGING

PROFESSIONALLY WHEN I WAS

3 YEARS OLD, AND BY THE TIME I

WAS 6, I ACTUALLY WAS --

>> OH, WAIT. NO, NO, NO.

I'VE TOTALLY HEARD --

HANG ON. HANG ON.

I'VE TOTALLY HEARD THIS, Y'ALL.

YOU HAVE TO DO YOURSELVES A

FAVOR -- NOT NOW, 'CAUSE YOU'RE

SUPPOSED TO PUT YOUR CELLPHONES

AWAY, BUT WHEN YOU GET HOME, YOU

HAVE TO YouTube "JARROD SPECTOR

'STAR SEARCH.'"

JUST TRUST ME ON THIS ONE.

YOU WILL THANK ME.

YOU WILL -- YOU WILL, YOU KNOW,

SHARE IT WITH YOUR LOVED ONES.

IT'S -- IT'S MAGICAL.

>> THAT'S GOT IT. THAT'S E--

THAT'S TOTALLY --

>> IS THAT GOOD? OKAY.

I'LL LET YOU DO YOUR THING NOW.

>> THERE'S A SEAT BACK THERE

FOR YOU.

SO, UM...

[ LAUGHTER ]

...WHEN I WAS 12, I DID A SHOW

DOWN IN PHILADELPHIA CALLED

"TWIST."

IT WAS A MULTIRACIAL ADAPTATION

OF "OLIVER!"

YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF IT, RIGHT?

SO, IT DIDN'T MAKE IT. OKAY.

NINE YEARS LATER, A FRIEND FROM

THAT SHOW CALLED ME ON THE PHONE

OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE.

AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, JASON

CALLED ME UP AND SAID, "HEY,

MAN, I JUST FOUND THE CONTACT

SHEET FROM 'TWIST,' AND I SAW

YOUR NAME, AND I THOUGHT, 'MAN,

THAT KID MUST BE SO TALL BY

NOW."

[ LAUGHTER ]

AND I HAD TO TELL HIM, "FUNNY,

BUT THAT'S NOT EXACTLY HOW IT

WORKED OUT."

NONETHELESS, I TOLD HIM THAT I

WAS MOVING TO NEW YORK AND I

DIDN'T HAVE ANY REPRESENTATION

'CAUSE I HADN'T WORKED -- I HAD

QUIT THE BUSINESS WHEN I WAS 15.

AND HE SAID, "WELL, YOU GOT TO

CALL MY MANAGER," AND SO I DID,

AND I BECAME A PROFESSIONAL

ACTOR AGAIN ON THAT DAY, WHICH

JUST HAPPENED TO BE MY

21st BIRTHDAY.

NOW, PEOPLE HAVE LONG TIME ASKED

ME TWO QUESTIONS -- "HOW DID YOU

GET 'JERSEY BOYS'?" AND "IS THAT

YOUR REAL VOICE?"

TRY TO ANSWER BOTH QUESTIONS

WITH A STORY.

TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, WHEN MY

MANAGER FIRST CALLED ME WITH THE

AUDITION, I SAID, "SO, WHAT IS

IT?"

AND SHE SAID,

"IT'S FRANKIE VALLI."

AND I SAID, "GREAT!

WHO IS THAT?"

[ LAUGHTER ]

I MEAN, I KNEW THE NAME,

YOU KNOW?

I JUST DIDN'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT

IT MEANT.

SO, I CALLED MY DAD ON THE

PHONE.

HE SAID, "NO, JARROD.

YOU KNOW ALL THESE TUNES --

'CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU'

AND 'SHERRY' AND

'BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY' AND

'WALK LIKE A MAN,' REMEMBER,

FROM THAT HOWIE MANDEL MOVIE?"

AND I SAID, "RIGHT!

AW, MAN.

BUT I CAN'T SING THAT HIGH."

SO I CALLED MY MANAGER BACK, AND

I SAID, "LISTEN, NOT FOR

NOTHIN', BUT I DON'T THINK THAT

MY FALSETTO IS STRONG ENOUGH FOR

THIS," AND SHE SAID,

"JUST GO IN.

WHAT'S THE WORST THAT COULD

HAPPEN?"

FAIR ENOUGH.

SO I STARTED HUNTING FOR JUST

THE RIGHT SONG TO SING FOR THE

SCARY PEOPLE BEHIND THE TABLE,

AND THIS IS THE ONE THAT I

CHOSE.

[ "SINCE I DON'T HAVE YOU"

PLAYS ]

♪ I DON'T HAVE PLANS AND

SCHEMES ♪

♪ AND I DON'T HAVE HOPES AND

DREAMS ♪

♪ I-I-I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING

♪ SINCE I DON'T HAVE YOU

♪ I DON'T HAVE FOND DESIRES

♪ AND I DON'T HAVE HAPPY HOURS

♪ I-I-I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING

♪ SINCE I DON'T HAVE YOU

♪ I DON'T HAVE HAPPINESS

♪ AND I GUESS

♪ I NEVER WILL EVER AGAIN

♪ WHEN YOU WALKED OUT ON ME

♪ IN WALKED OLD MISERY

♪ AND HE'S BEEN HERE SINCE

THEN ♪

♪ I

ACTUALLY, I WANT TO STOP RIGHT

HERE, 'CAUSE THIS IS THE MOMENT

THAT COMES IN EVERY AUDITION

WHEN YOU REALLY HAVE TO DELIVER.

IT'S JUST YOU AND THE PEOPLE

BEHIND THE TABLE, AND THEY'RE

LOOKING AT YOU, AND YOU'RE

LOOKING AT THEM, AND IT'S LIKE

THE GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL.

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

ACTUALLY -- AND, UH, KIDS, ANY

KIDS HERE OR AT HOME, EARMUFFS.

IT'S A LITTLE LIKE WHAT I WOULD

IMAGINE A PORNO AUDITION MIGHT

BE LIKE.

YOU CAN CHARM THEM ALL YOU WANT,

BUT AT SOME POINT, YOU HAVE TO

SHOW THEM WHAT YOU'VE GOT.

AND IF IT'S NOT BIG ENOUGH, YOU

DON'T GET THE JOB.

NOW, THE NEXT NOTE OF THIS SONG

IS THE MEASURING STICK.

NOW, IF YOU WONDER WHY I CHOSE

THIS PARTICULAR SONG, I SWEAR I

CHOSE IT EXACTLY FOR THIS

REASON -- IT WOULD GIVE ME A

CHANCE TO SING A LITTLE BIT IN

THE ROOM AND WARM UP AND IT

WOULDN'T PUSH ME TO GO REALLY

HIGH UNTIL PRETTY LATE IN THE

GAME, BUT NOW HERE WE ARE.

IT'S ME AND THEM -- TIME FOR THE

MONEY SHOT.

♪ I

♪ DON'T HAVE LOVE TO SHARE

>> ♪ OOH, OOH, WHOA-OH, AHH

>> ♪ AND I

♪ DON'T HAVE ONE WHO CARES

>> ♪ OOH-OOH, WHOA-OH, AHH

>> ♪ I-I-I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING

♪ SINCE

♪ I DON'T

♪ HAVE

>> ♪ YOU

♪ YOU

♪ YOU, WHOA, WHOA

♪ YOU

♪ YOU

♪ YOU, WHOA, WHOA

♪ YOU

♪ YOU

♪ YOU, WHOA, WHOA

>> ♪ AHHHHHHHHHHH

>> ♪ OOH, OOH, OOH, OOH, OOH,

OOH, OOH, OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH ♪

[ SONG ENDS ]

[ APPLAUSE ]

[ "CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU"

PLAYS ]

SO THEY GAVE ME THE JOB...

AND I GOT TO SING THIS SONG

1,500 TIMES.

♪ YOU'RE JUST TOO GOOD TO BE

TRUE ♪

♪ CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU

♪ YOU'D BE LIKE HEAVEN

TO TOUCH ♪

♪ I WANT TO HOLD YOU SO MUCH

♪ AT LONG LAST LOVE

HAS ARRIVED ♪

♪ AND I THANK GOD I'M ALIVE

♪ YOU'RE JUST TOO GOOD TO BE

TRUE ♪

♪ CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU

♪ PARDON THE WAY THAT I STARE

♪ THERE'S NOTHING ELSE

TO COMPARE ♪

♪ THE SIGHT OF YOU LEAVES ME

WEAK ♪

♪ THERE ARE NO WORDS LEFT

TO SPEAK ♪

♪ BUT IF YOU FEEL LIKE I FEEL

♪ PLEASE LET ME KNOW THAT IT'S

REAL ♪

♪ YOU'RE JUST TOO GOOD TO BE

TRUE ♪

♪ CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU

[ INSTRUMENTAL BREAK ]

♪ I LOVE YOU, BABY

♪ AND IF IT'S QUITE ALL RIGHT,

I NEED YOU, BABY ♪

♪ TO WARM THE LONELY NIGHT

♪ I LOVE YOU, BABY

♪ TRUST IN ME WHEN I SAY

♪ OH, PRETTY BABY

♪ DON'T BRING ME DOWN, I PRAY

♪ OH, PRETTY BABY

♪ NOW THAT I'VE FOUND YOU,

STAY ♪

♪ AND LET ME LOVE YOU, BABY

♪ LET ME LOVE YOU

♪ YOU'RE JUST TOO GOOD TO BE

TRUE ♪

♪ CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU

♪ YOU'D BE LIKE HEAVEN

TO TOUCH ♪

♪ I WANT TO HOLD YOU SO MUCH

♪ AT LONG LAST LOVE

HAS ARRIVED ♪

♪ AND I THANK GOD I'M ALIVE

♪ YOU'RE JUST TOO GOOD TO BE

TRUE ♪

♪ CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU

[ INSTRUMENTAL BREAK ]

♪ I LOVE YOU, BABY

♪ AND IF IT'S QUITE ALL RIGHT,

I NEED YOU, BABY ♪

♪ TO WARM THE LONELY NIGHT

♪ I LOVE YOU, BABY

♪ TRUST IN ME WHEN I SAY

♪ OH, PRETTY BABY

♪ DON'T BRING ME DOWN, I PRAY

♪ OH, PRETTY BABY

♪ NOW THAT I'VE FOUND YOU,

STAY ♪

♪ AND LET ME LOVE YOU, BABY

♪ LET ME LOVE YOU

♪ YOU'RE JUST TOO GOOD TO BE

TRUE ♪

[ SONG ENDS ]

[ APPLAUSE ]

>> BRILLIANT! WHOO!

>> [ CHUCKLES ] THANK YOU.

>> I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOUR

BACKGROUND A LITTLE BIT.

YOU MENTIONED THAT YOU GREW UP

IN CHICAGO, BUT YOU COME FROM A

FAIRLY SUBSTANTIAL CHICAGO

THEATER FAMILY, YES?

>> EVERYBODY IN MY FAMILY ACTS.

YEAH.

>> IT'S LIKE THE FAMILY

BUSINESS.

>> IT'S LIKE A TRADE.

I DON'T KNOW. YEAH.

>> AND THEN YOU TURNED OVER THIS

ROLE FOR THE TOUR.

IT SEEMED YOU SORT OF KEPT IT IN

THE FAMILY.

HOW DID THAT WORK OUT?

>> THAT WAS LIKE --

THAT JUST HAPPENED.

IT'S LIKE LIFE, RIGHT?

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

MY SISTER, ABBY MUELLER, IS

DOING THE TOUR OF "BEAUTIFUL,"

AND SHE'S PLAYING CAROLE KING ON

THE FIRST NATIONAL TOUR.

IT JUST SORT OF, LIKE, HAPPENED.

IT'S THE FUNNY THING ABOUT BEING

IN A FAMILY OF PERFORMERS.

IT'S LIKE YOU KNOW EACH OTHER AS

YOUR FAMILY, AND YOU ALSO KNOW

AND RESPECT EACH OTHER AS

PROFESSIONALS, AND SHE, LIKE --

IN A WEIRD WAY, IT'S LIKE SHE

WENT TO AN AUDITION.

YES, I HAPPENED TO PLAY THE

PART, BUT SHE'S AN ACTOR.

SHE WENT TO AN AUDITION, AND

THEY SAID, "HEY, YOU'RE GREAT!"

AND SHE WAS LIKE, "THANKS," AND

THEN THEY GAVE HER THE PART.

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

SO, THERE'S THAT PART OF IT,

TOO, BUT IT'S -- I MEAN, I KNOW

WHAT A BLESSING IT'S BEEN TO ME,

AND I HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET.

I HAVEN'T GOTTEN TO SEE HER YET,

SO I'M THRILLED TO BE ABLE TO GO

SEE HER DO IT AND TO SEE, LIKE,

WHAT SHE -- TO SEE WHAT HER

EXPERIENCE WITH ALL THIS HAS

BEEN, BECAUSE I KNOW IT WAS SUCH

A BLESSING TO WORK ON IT FOR ALL

OF US.

>> YEAH.

>> NOW, JARROD, I WANT YOU TO

KNOW I DID LOOK AT YouTube

"STAR SEARCH."

>> FANTASTIC.

JUST BECAUSE SHE TOLD YOU TO?

>> YES. I READ THE SCRIPT, AND I

SAID, "THIS IS KIND OF CURIOUS,"

AND I WOULD URGE YOU ALL TO DO

THAT.

>> AY.

>> YOU WERE 6?

>> I WAS 6.

>> AND YOU WON.

>> I DID. I WON.

>> DO YOU HAVE PUSHY PARENTS WHO

PUSHED YOU ONSTAGE, OR --

>> WHAT'S THAT NOW?

>> DO YOU HAVE PUSHY PARENTS WHO

PUSHED YOU ONSTAGE?

>> SORRY AGAIN?

>> ANSWER THE QUESTION

CAREFULLY.

I JUST SAW YOUR PARENTS.

NO. I'M KIDDING.

>> NO. MY PARENTS ARE WONDERFUL.

I -- THEY -- MY --

[ LAUGHS ]

THEY'RE NOT PUSHY, BUT NO

6-YEAR-OLD GOES TO AN AUDITION

ON HIS OWN.

>> BY HIMSELF.

>> YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

>> AND BUYS A WHITE SUIT.

IT JUST DOESN'T HAPPEN.

>> SO, SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE

IS MY PARENTS, WHO HAVE BEEN

SUPPORTIVE TO THIS MOMENT, AND I

WOULDN'T BE HERE WITHOUT THEM,

SO I SAY IT WITH ALL GRATITUDE,

BUT, YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE TO HAVE

A CERTAIN KIND OF PARENT AND, I

SUPPOSE, A CERTAIN KIND OF CHILD

COMBINATION TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

[ "HOME" PLAYS ]

>> ♪ ANOTHER SUMMER DAY HAS COME

AND GONE AWAY ♪

♪ IN PARIS AND ROME

♪ BUT I WANT TO GO HOME

♪ MMMMMM

>> ♪ MAY BE SURROUNDED BY A

MILLION PEOPLE, I ♪

♪ STILL FEEL ALL ALONE

♪ I JUST WANT TO GO HOME

>> ♪ SOME FOLKS LIKE TO GET

AWAY ♪

♪ TAKE A HOLIDAY FROM THE

NEIGHBORHOOD ♪

♪ HOP A FLIGHT TO MIAMI BEACH OR

HOLLYWOOD ♪

♪ I'M TAKING A GREYHOUND ON

THE HUDSON RIVER LINE ♪

♪ I'M IN A NEW YORK STATE OF

MIND ♪

>> ♪ I'VE SEEN ALL THE MOVIE

STARS ♪

♪ IN THEIR FANCY CARS AND THEIR

LIMOUSINES ♪

♪ AND I'VE BEEN HIGH IN THE

ROCKIES UNDER THE EVERGREENS ♪

♪ AND I KNOW WHAT I'M NEEDIN'

♪ AND I DON'T WANT TO WASTE MORE

TIME ♪

♪ I'M IN A NEW YORK STATE OF

MIND ♪

♪ MMM, MM-MM-MM

>> ♪ AND I'VE BEEN KEEPING ALL

THE LETTERS ♪

♪ THAT I WROTE TO YOU

♪ EACH ONE A LINE OR TWO

♪ "I'M FINE, BABY,

HOW ARE YOU?" ♪

>> ♪ AND I WOULD SEND 'EM, BUT I

KNOW THAT IT'S JUST NOT ENOUGH ♪

♪ MY WORDS WERE COLD AND FLAT

♪ AND YOU DESERVE MORE THAN

THAT ♪

>> ♪ ANOTHER AIRPLANE

>> ♪ ANOTHER SUNNY PLACE

>> ♪ OH, I'M LUCKY, I KNOW

>> ♪ BUT I WANT TO GO HOME

♪ I GOT TO HOME

♪ LET ME GO HOME

♪ I'M JUST TOO FAR

♪ FROM WHERE YOU ARE,

♪ AND I WANT TO GO HOME

>> ♪ IT WAS SO EASY LIVIN' DAY

BY DAY ♪

♪ OUT OF TOUCH

♪ WITH THE RHYTHM AND THE

BLUES ♪

>> ♪ OH, BUT NOW I NEED A LITTLE

GIVE AND TAKE ♪

♪ THE NEW YORK TIMES ♪

♪ THE DAILY NEWS ♪

♪ WHOA, WHOA, OH

>> ♪ ANOTHER SUMMER DAY

>> ♪ IT COMES DOWN TO REALITY

>> ♪ HAS COME AND GONE AWAY

>> ♪ AND IT'S FINE WITH ME

>> ♪ EVEN IN PARIS AND ROME

>> ♪ 'CAUSE I'VE LET IT SLIDE

>> ♪ BUT I WANT TO GO HOME

>> ♪ I DON'T CARE IF

IT'S CHINATOWN OR DOWN ♪

>> ♪ GOT TO GO HOME

>> ♪ IN RIVERSIDE

>> ♪ AND I'M SURROUNDED BY

>> ♪ I DON'T HAVE ANY REASONS

>> ♪ A MILLION PEOPLE, I

>> ♪ I'VE LEFT THEM ALL BEHIND

>> ♪ STILL FEEL ALL ALONE

♪ I WANT TO GO HOME

>> ♪ I'M IN A NEW YORK

STATE OF MIND ♪

>> ♪ I'VE GOT TO GO HOME

>> ♪ LET ME GO HO-O-O-O-O-ME

♪ I'VE HAD MY RUN

♪ BABY, I'M DONE

♪ AND I JUST WANT TO GO HOME

♪ LET ME GO HO-O-O-O-ME

>> ♪ AND I'LL BE ALL RIGHT

>> ♪ I'LL BE HOME TONIGHT

>> ♪ I'M COMIN' BACK

♪ HO-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-ME

>> ♪ YEAH, YEAH

WHOO-HOO-HOO!

[ SONG ENDS ]

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

THAT'S DAVE MANN ON SAXOPHONE.

>> THAT WAS GOOD.

OH, MY GOSH.

IT IS SO FUN TO SING WITH YOU.

>> IT IS SO FUN TO SING WITH

YOU.

>> OH, MY GOD.

WE -- YOU KNOW WHAT?

JARROD AND I ACTUALLY --

WE HAVE A LOT IN COMMON.

>> YES.

FOR INSTANCE, I AM A JEW WHO

GETS CAST TO PLAY A LOT OF

ITALIANS.

>> RIGHT?

AND I'M A LUTHERAN WHO GETS CAST

TO PLAY A LOT OF JEWS.

[ LAUGHTER ]

SO IT'S LIKE -- I MEAN --

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

LIKE THE SAME PERSON.

>> ALMOST.

>> YOU -- YOU ARE LIKE --

JARROD, YOU'RE LIKE A PIZZA

BAGEL.

[ LAUGHTER ]

AM I RIGHT?

>> I SEE IT. OKAY. OKAY.

SO, BY THAT RATIONALE, THEN

YOU'RE, UM, LIKE A REUBEN,

RIGHT?

YOU KNOW, WITH THE PASTRAMI AND

THE SAUERKRAUT -- GOT SOME

BREAD, AND THERE'S YOU.

>> AND I'M IN BETWEEN TOAST!

>> [ LAUGHS ]

>> OH, MY GOSH.

AND SPEAKING OF SAUERKRAUT --

NO, I'M KIDDING.

NO, NO, NO. HERE'S ANOTHER ONE.

WE BOTH ACTUALLY GOT TO BE IN

LONG-RUNNING SHOWS PLAYING

ACTUAL LIVING ARTISTS, WHICH IS

A VERY RARE THING.

>> YEAH, TWO OF THEM, FOR ME, IF

YOU COUNT BARRY MANN AND

FRANKIE VALLI.

>> WELL, WE BOTH GET ASKED

ANOTHER QUESTION ALL THE TIME,

WHICH IS...

>> "WHAT'S IT LIKE TO PLAY A

LIVING LEGEND?"

>> SO WE THOUGHT, "WHAT BETTER

WAY TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION

THAN TO SING THE BIG

FRANKIE VALLI/CAROLE KING DUET?

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> AND THEN WE REALIZED...

>> THERE'S NO BIG --

>> ...THERE IS NONE.

IT DOESN'T EXIST.

SO WE THOUGHT, "OKAY.

BACKUP PLAN."

>> WE GOT THIS.

>> "WELL, DO THE BIG

BARRY MANN/CAROLE KING DUET."

>> YEAH, THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN.

>> THERE WAS NOT ONE OF THOSE,

EITHER.

>> WE DIDN'T EVEN GET TO SING

TOGETHER IN THE SHOW.

WE SANG LIKE FOUR BARS TOGETHER.

>> FOUR BARS OF

"YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND."

>> SO, WE WERE GOING THROUGH OUR

LIVING-LEGEND LIST.

>> WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO?

>> WHO ARE WE GONNA FIND?

>> YEAH. SO WE ENLISTED THE

HELP, MUSICALLY SPEAKING, AT

LEAST, OF ANOTHER LIVING LEGEND

WHO'S PRETTY GOOD, AND HE'S OFT,

SOMETIMES, EVERY NOW AND AGAIN,

ASSOCIATED WITH SINGING WITH

CAROLE KING.

>> YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD OF HIM.

HIS NAME IS JAMES TAYLOR.

[ APPLAUSE ]

>> ♪ WELL, THE SUN IS SURELY

SINKING DOWN ♪

♪ BUT THE MOON IS SLOWLY

RISING ♪

♪ THIS OLD WORLD MUST STILL BE

SPINNING 'ROUND ♪

♪ AND I STILL LOVE YOU

♪ SO CLOSE YOUR EYES

♪ YOU CAN CLOSE YOUR EYES

♪ IT'S ALL RIGHT

♪ I DON'T KNOW NO LOVE SONGS

♪ I CAN'T SING THE BLUES

ANYMORE ♪

♪ BUT I CAN SING THIS SONG

♪ AND YOU CAN SING THIS SONG

WHEN I'M GONE ♪

♪ WON'T BE LONG BEFORE ANOTHER

DAY ♪

♪ WE GONNA HAVE A GOOD TIME

♪ AND NO ONE'S GONNA TAKE THAT

TIME AWAY ♪

♪ YOU CAN STAY AS LONG AS YOU

LIKE ♪

>> ♪ ONLY

>> ♪ SO CLOSE YOUR EYES

♪ YOU CAN CLOSE YOUR EYES

♪ IT'S ALL RIGHT

♪ I DON'T KNOW NO LOVE SONGS

♪ I CAN'T SING THE BLUES

ANYMORE ♪

♪ BUT I CAN SING THIS SONG

♪ AND YOU CAN SING THIS SONG

WHEN I'M GONE ♪

♪ CLOSE YOUR EYES

♪ YOU CAN CLOSE YOUR EYES

♪ IT'S ALL RIGHT

>> ♪ AND I CAN SING THIS SONG

>> ♪ I CAN SING THIS SONG

>> ♪ AND YOU CAN SING

THIS SONG ♪

>> ♪ YOU CAN SING THIS SONG

>> ♪ YOU CAN SING THIS SONG

>> ♪ YOU CAN SING THIS SONG

>> ♪ YOU CAN SING THIS SONG

>> ♪ YOU CAN SING THIS SONG

>> ♪ WHEN I'M GONE

[ SONG ENDS ]

[ APPLAUSE ]

>> SO, JESSIE AND I PUT A LOT OF

THOUGHT INTO WHAT SONGS GO WHERE

AND WHY AND WHY WE SING THEM.

THIS NEXT SONG IS MY FAVORITE

SONG.

THAT'S THE ONLY EXPLANATION,

REALLY, AND I USED TO THINK THAT

I WAS SIMPLY TOO YOUNG TO SING

IT.

AND THEN I ACTUALLY LISTENED TO

THE LYRICS AND PAID ATTENTION TO

THEM, AND I REALIZED THAT NO

MATTER YOUR AGE, NO MATTER WHERE

YOU ARE IN YOUR LIFE OR WHAT

YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH, YOU SHOULD

ALWAYS THINK ABOUT MAKING THE

MOST OF EVERY MOMENT AND EVERY

DAY YOU CAN, AND I THINK THAT'S

WHAT THIS SONG IS ABOUT.

[ "DREAM ON" PLAYS ]

>> ♪ EVERY TIME THAT I LOOK IN

THE MIRROR ♪

♪ ALL THESE LINES IN MY FACE

GETTING CLEARER ♪

♪ THE PAST IS GONE

♪ IT WENT BY LIKE DUSK TO DAWN

♪ ISN'T THAT THE WAY?

♪ EVERYBODY'S GOT THEIR DUES IN

LIFE TO PAY ♪

♪ WELL, I KNOW NOBODY KNOWS

♪ WHERE IT COMES AND WHERE IT

GOES ♪

♪ I KNOW IT'S EVERYBODY'S SIN

♪ YOU GOT TO LOSE TO KNOW HOW TO

WIN ♪

♪ HALF MY LIFE'S IN BOOKS'

WRITTEN PAGES ♪

♪ LIVED AND LEARNED FROM FOOLS

AND FROM SAGES ♪

♪ YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE

♪ ALL THE THINGS COME BACK TO

YOU ♪

♪ SING WITH ME, SING FOR THE

YEAR ♪

♪ SING FOR THE LAUGHTER, SING

FOR THE TEAR ♪

♪ SING WITH ME IF IT'S JUST FOR

TODAY ♪

♪ MAYBE TOMORROW THE GOOD LORD

WILL TAKE YOU AWAY ♪

[ GUITAR SOLO ]

♪ NOW, SING WITH ME, SING FOR

THE YEAR ♪

♪ SING FOR THE LAUGHTER, SING

FOR THE TEAR ♪

♪ SING WITH ME IF IT'S JUST FOR

TODAY ♪

♪ MAYBE TOMORROW THE GOOD LORD

WILL TAKE YOU AWAY ♪

♪ NOW, DREAM ON

♪ DREAM ON

♪ DREAM ON

♪ DREAM UNTIL YOUR DREAM COMES

TRUE ♪

♪ NOW, DREAM ON

♪ DREAM ON

♪ DREAM ON

♪ DREAM UNTIL YOUR DREAM COMES

THROUGH ♪

♪ NOW, DREAM ON

♪ DREAM ON

♪ DREAM ON

♪ DREAM ON

♪ DREAM ON

♪ DREAM ON

♪ DREAM ON

♪ AHHH, AH-AH, AH-AH, AH-AH,

AH-AH, AH-AH, AHH ♪

♪ NOW, SING WITH ME, SING FOR

THE YEAR ♪

♪ SING FOR THE LAUGHTER, SING

FOR THE TEAR ♪

♪ SING WITH ME IF IT'S JUST FOR

TODAY ♪

♪ MAYBE TOMORROW THE GOOD LORD

WILL TAKE YOU AWAY ♪

♪ SING WITH ME, SING FOR THE

YEAR ♪

♪ SING FOR THE LAUGHTER, SING

FOR THE TEAR ♪

♪ SING WITH ME IF IT'S JUST FOR

TODAY ♪

♪ MAYBE TOMORROW THE GOOD LORD

WILL TAKE YOU AWAY ♪

♪ YEA-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-H

>> WOW.

[ SONG ENDS ]

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> [ CHUCKLES ] THANK YOU.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE CONTINUE ]

I, UH -- [ CHUCKLES ]

THANK YOU.

SO, UH, I ADMIT, I-I WON THE --

I WON THE COIN TOSS, BUT I

ELECTED FOR THE LEADING LADY TO

SING THE 11:00 NUMBER.

[ APPLAUSE ]

[ "(YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A)

NATURAL WOMAN" PLAYS ]

>> ♪ LOOKING OUT ON THE MORNING

RAIN ♪

>> ♪ AH-OOH

>> ♪ I USED TO FEEL

UNINSPIRED ♪

>> ♪ AH-OOH

>> ♪ AND WHEN I KNEW I'D HAVE TO

FACE ANOTHER DAY ♪

>> ♪ AH-OOH

>> ♪ LORD, IT MADE ME FEEL SO

TIRED ♪

♪ BEFORE THE DAY I MET YOU

♪ LIFE WAS SO UNKIND

♪ BUT YOUR LOVE WAS THE KEY TO

MY PEACE OF MIND ♪

♪ 'CAUSE YOU MAKE ME FEEL

♪ YOU MAKE ME FEEL

♪ YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A

NATURAL WOMAN ♪

>> ♪ WOMAN

>> ♪ WHEN MY SOUL WAS IN THE

LOST-AND-FOUND ♪

>> ♪ AH-OOH

>> ♪ OH, YOU CAME ALONG TO CLAIM

IT ♪

>> ♪ AH-OOH

>> ♪ I DIDN'T KNOW JUST WHAT WAS

WRONG WITH ME ♪

>> ♪ AH-OOH

>> ♪ TILL YOUR KISS HELPED ME

NAME IT ♪

♪ NOW I'M NO LONGER DOUBTFUL

♪ OF WHAT I'M LIVING FOR

♪ 'CAUSE IF I MAKE YOU HAPPY,

I DON'T NEED TO DO MORE ♪

♪ 'CAUSE YOU MAKE ME FEEL

♪ YOU MAKE ME FEEL

♪ YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A

NATURAL WOMAN ♪

>> ♪ WOMAN

>> ♪ OH, BABY, WHAT YOU DONE

TO ME? ♪

>> ♪ WHAT YOU DONE TO ME?

>> ♪ YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO GOOD

INSIDE ♪

>> ♪ GOOD INSIDE

>> ♪ OH, AND I

♪ AND I JUST WANT BE

>> ♪ WANT TO BE

>> ♪ CLOSE TO YOU

♪ YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO ALIVE

♪ YOU MAKE ME FEEL

♪ YOU MAKE ME FEEL

♪ YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A

NATURAL ♪

>> ♪ WOMAN

>> ♪ NATURAL WOMAN

♪ YOU MAKE ME FEEL

>> ♪ YOU MAKE ME FEEL

>> ♪ YOU MAKE ME FEEL

>> ♪ YOU MAKE ME

>> ♪ FEEL LIKE A NATURAL WOMAN

♪ NATURAL

♪ WOMAN

[ SONG ENDS ]

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

[ "GO YOUR OWN WAY" PLAYS ]

>> ♪ LOVING YOU

♪ ISN'T THE RIGHT THING TO DO

>> ♪ HOW CAN I EVER CHANGE

THINGS THAT I FEEL? ♪

>> ♪ IF I COULD

♪ BABY, I'D GIVE YOU THE WORLD

>> ♪ HOW CAN I

♪ WHEN YOU WON'T TAKE IT FROM

ME? ♪

♪ YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY

>> ♪ GO YOUR OWN WAY

>> ♪ YOU CAN CALL IT ANOTHER

LONELY DAY ♪

♪ YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY

>> ♪ GO YOUR OWN WAY

>> ♪ TELL ME WHY

♪ EVERYTHING TURNED AROUND

>> ♪ OH, PACKING UP

♪ SHACKING UP'S ALL YOU WANT TO

DO ♪

>> ♪ IF I COULD

♪ BABY, I'D GIVE YOU MY WORLD

>> ♪ OH, OPEN UP

♪ EVERYTHING'S WAITING FOR YOU

>> ♪ YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY

>> ♪ GO YOUR OWN WAY

>> ♪ YOU CAN CALL IT ANOTHER

LONELY DAY ♪

♪ YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY

>> ♪ GO YOUR OWN WAY

WE WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT AND

INTRODUCE THIS UNBELIEVABLE

GROUP OF MUSICIANS UP HERE.

OVER THERE ON THE GUITAR, THAT'S

MY MAN JAKE SCHWARTZ!

[ GUITAR SOLO ]

[ SAXOPHONE SOLO ]

>> THAT'S THE ONE AND ONLY

DAVID MANN ON THE SAX!

[ SOLO CONTINUES ]

>> HOLDING DOWN THE LOW TONES ON

THE BASS, MARK VERDINO!

[ BASS SOLO ]

>> AND ON THE PIANO,

MR. ADAM BEN-DAVID!

[ PIANO SOLO ]

[ DRUM SOLO ]

>> ON THE KIT, ROCKIN' IT,

THAT'S MR. CLINT DeGANON!

[ SOLO CONTINUES ]

>> ♪ YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY

>> RACHEL STERN!

>> ♪ GO YOUR OWN WAY

>> ♪ YOU CAN CALL IT

ANOTHER LONELY DAY ♪

>> CHRISTOPHER BRASFIELD!

>> ♪ ANOTHER LONELY DAY

>> ♪ YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY

>> ♪ GO YOUR OWN WAY

>> ♪ YOU CAN CALL IT ANOTHER

LONELY DAY ♪

>> ♪ ANOTHER LONELY DAY

>> ♪ YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY

>> ♪ GO YOUR OWN WAY

>> ♪ YOU CAN CALL IT ANOTHER

LONELY DAY ♪

>> ♪ ANOTHER LONELY DAY

>> ♪ YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY

>> ♪ OWN WAY

♪ GO YOUR OWN WAY

>> ♪ YOU CAN CALL IT ANOTHER

LONELY DAY ♪

>> ♪ ANOTHER LONELY DAY

>> ♪ YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY

♪ GO YOUR OWN WAY

>> ♪ YOU CAN CALL IT ANOTHER

LONELY DAY ♪

♪ YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY

>> MAJOR SUPPORT FOR

"AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC" IS

PROVIDED BY...

ADDITIONAL FUNDING HAS BEEN

PROVIDED THROUGH THE GENEROUS

SUPPORT OF...

[ MUSIC STOPS ]

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> HOW 'BOUT THIS AMAZING BAND?

THANK YOU GUYS.

>> THANKS SO MUCH.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE CONTINUE ]

[ MUSIC RESUMES ]

>> ♪ YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY

♪ GO YOUR OWN WAY

♪ YOU CAN CALL IT ANOTHER LONELY

DAY ♪

♪ YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY

♪ OOH, OOH, OOH, OOH

[ SONG ENDS ]

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Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity
Tis the Night with Ben Folds & Friends
The Set List
The Lowertown Line
The Jazz Ambassadors
The Experience with Dedry Jones
Sunshine Blues
State of the Arts
Stage Players