Thursday, 3 September 2015

Cassidy Janson takes over as Carole King in Beautiful

Cassidy Janson is taking over as Carole King from Katie Brayben in the West End production of Beautiful from 30th November 2015.

Diane Keen is also joining the cast, taking over as Genie Klein, Carole's mother. Beautiful has extended its booking period at the Aldwych Theatre to 26th November 2016.

UPDATE: Alan Morrissey will continue as King’s husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin as well as Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner.

The cast also includes Gavin Alex, Hannah Jay Allan, Vivien Carter, Dom Hartley Harris, Leo Ihenacho, Matt Nalton, Earl E. Perkins, Jay Perry, Sharon Rose, Tanisha L Spring, Danielle Steers and Joanna Woodward as iconic musical performers and band members of the era. Ensemble members include: Koko Basigara, Ashford Campbell, Matthew Colthart, Rosie Heath and Leigh Lothian. Final casting will be announced shortly.

Janson's West End credits include: Kate Monster/Lucy The Slut in Avenue Q, Maggie in Lend Me A Tenor The Musical and Standby Elphaba in Wicked. 

Her theatre credits also include: Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios), Blood Wedding (Courtyard Theatre), Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory), Rooms: A Rock Musical (Finborough Theatre), The Route To Happiness (Landor Theatre), Company (Southwark Playhouse), Bridget Jones: The Musical (workshop), Crazy for You (Kilworth House), Austentatious (Landor Theatre), Only the Brave (Edinburgh Festival), Tick Tick …Boom! (Menier Chocolate Factory), Footloose (UK tour), Brenda Bly Teen Detective (Bridewell), Newsrevue (Canal CafĂ©) and Snoopy (Jermyn Street Theatre).

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