Tag Archives | Cassidy Janson

Carole King surprises West End cast of Beautiful as show celebrates second birthday

Music legend Carole King delighted cast and audience last night when she made a second visit to the West End production of Beautiful. She was greeted by a standing ovation when she joined the cast for the curtain call at the end of the performance. And at the same time there was extra cause for […]

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Stars line up to record composer Alexander S Bermange’s comic catalogue

Musical comedy composer Alexander S. Bermange has assembled a star-studded line-up of stage and screen favourites to record a double album of his songs. Whit & Whimsy features special performances of some of Bermange’s most popular comic creations by stars including Miriam Margolyes, Nigel Planer, Tracie Bennett and Ian Bartholomew. Produced by Mike Dixon, the […]

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Frank Wildhorn & Friends – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Frank Wildhorn & Friends was performed at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ At one point in this enjoyable rattle through prolific Queens-born composer Frank Wildhorn’s greatest hits, the man himself introduces ‘The Longer I Live’ as the “11 o’clock song” from his ill-fated musical Dracula. The song, sung here by […]

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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical – booking extended

A further 200,000 tickets have been released for Beautiful – The Carole King Musical with booking at the Aldwych Theatre extended to 22 July 2017. The Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning show opened in the West End in February 2015 when Carole King surprised the audience by joining the cast at the curtain call to sing ‘You’ve Got A Friend’. In February […]

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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical – West End Run extended

The producers of the multi award-winning Beautiful – The Carole King Musical have announced the show will be extending booking in the West End until 18 February 2017. The announcement came the morning after a star-studded gathering at the Aldwych Theatre celebrating the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award winning show’s first birthday in London’s West […]

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Cassidy Janson to take over title role in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Cassidy Janson will join the West End production of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical to play the title role from 30 November 2015. Also joining the cast will be Diane Keen as Genie Klein, King’s mother. Alan Morrissey will continue as King’s husband and songwriting partner Gerry Goffin as well as Lorna Want as songwriter Cynthia Weil, Ian McIntosh as songwriter Barry Mann and Gary Trainor as […]

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels tour – full casting announced

The national tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, opening at the New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham on 5 May 2015, will star Michael Praed as Lawrence, Noel Sullivan as Freddy, Carley Stenson as Christine and Mark Benton as Andre. They are joined by Geraldine Fitzgerald as Muriel. The rest of the company includes Emma Caffrey; Andy Conaghan; Phoebe Coupe; Soophia Faroughi; Jonny Godbold; Orla Gormley; Patrick Harper; Justin Lee-Jones; Jordan Livesey; Lisa Mathieson; Andy […]

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Composer Rebecca Applin showcases her work on 6 April at the Landor

Fairground Theatre Company is presenting Rebecca Applin in Concert as part of Songs From the Playground 2015. Songs From the Playground is a one-year development programme which gives one writer the opportunity to explore their work in a safe environment, while having the experience of presenting new work to supportive theatre audiences. This year’s work begins with a concert of […]

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Dessa Rose – Trafalgar Studios

Dessa Rose continues at the Trafalgar Studios, London until 30 August. The award-winning musical theatre team of Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (music) have a prolific catalogue of successful shows that range from the simple charm of Seussical to the epic Ragtime. Their latest offering, based on a novel by Sherley Anne Williams and […]

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Aherns and Flaherty’s Dessa Rose – Erivo and Janson cast

Cynthia Erivo (I Can’t Sing!, The Color Purple) returns to the West End in the title role of the European premiere of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Dessa Rose when it opens at London’s Trafalgar Studios from 29 July-30 August (press night is 31 July). Cassidy Janson (Avenue Q, Wicked, Candide) will play the role of Ruth. […]

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The Wit and Whimsy of Alexander S Bermange – St James Theatre

The Wit and Whimsy of Alexander S Bermange – An Evening of Comic Songs was performed at the St James Theatre Studio, London. Following its debut last July, The Wit and Whimsy of Alexander S Bermange was reprised at St James Theatre Studio with a revised and updated selection of songs, featuring newly-penned numbers alongside established […]

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The Wit and Whimsy of Alexander S. Bermange

The Wit and Whimsy of Alexander S. Bermange is returning to the St James Theatre, London on Sunday 2 February, following its sell-out success in July 2013. Bermange has received recognition for his stage musicals (including, in the last year, Thirteen Days at the Arcola Theatre, The Route to Happiness at the Landor Theatre, and […]

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Menier Chocolate Factory presents Candide

Fra Fee, Cassidy Janson, Ben Lewis, Scarlett Strallen and David Thaxton have been cast in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s Christmas musical Candide with music by Leonard Bernstein, book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, lyrics by Richard Wilbur and additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Park and Bernstein. From Westphalia to […]

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