Casting update for hit West End show Beautiful The Carole King Musical
Cassidy Janson has recently joined the West End production of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical to play the title role alongside Diane Keen as Genie Klein, King’s mother.
Cassidy Janson was last in the West End playing Ruth in Dessa Rose at the Trafalgar Studios. She has also been seen in Candide and Tick Tick Boom for the Menier Chocolate Factory, Blood Wedding at the Courtyard Theatre, Company at the Southwark Playhouse and played Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut in Avenue Q at the Wyndhams Theatre. Janson was a member of the original London cast of Wicked and played standby Elphaba.
Diane Keen starred in the late 70s sitcoms Rings On Their Fingers with Martin Jarvis and You Must be the Husband with Tim Brooke Taylor. Other television credits include Foxy Lady, The Cuckoo Waltz, Doctors, Sandbaggers, September Song, Ruth Rendell Mysteries and Brookside as well as guest appearances in The Professionals, Taggart, Minder, A Touch of Frost, and most recently New Tricks. Her film credits include Sweeney!, Thirteen at Dinner, Silverdream Racer, Judas and Jesus and Nowhere in Africa.
Alan Morrissey continues as King’s husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin alongside Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. Lorna Want continues as song-writer Cynthia Weil, a role for which she won the 2015 Olivier for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical.
The Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is now booking at the Aldwych Theatre to 29 October 2016 having recently released over almost 350,000 new tickets for sale.