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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical announces West End extension

The award-winning musical will continue to run at the Aldwych Theatre until February 2017

The cast of Beautiful celebrating at the first birthday gala
© Dan Wooller

After celebrating its first birthday in the West End yesterday evening, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical has extended its run at the Aldwych Theatre, now booking until 18 February 2017.

The award-winning show currently stars Cassidy Janson in the title role with Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil and Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann.

Beautiful was nominated in this year's WhatsOnStage Awards for Best New Musical and has just received an Olivier Magic Radio Audience Award nomination.

The show features Carole King classics including "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", "Up on the Roof", "Locomotion", "One Fine Day", "You've Got a Friend" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman".

Commenting on the extension, Carole King said: "I had the great pleasure of seeing the West End production of Beautiful on opening night with my dear friends Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. We were all so moved that we joined the company onstage after the show in singing "You've Got a Friend" and of course we couldn't help but think of Gerry Goffin, who passed away in 2014.

"I know that Gerry would join Barry, Cynthia, and me in expressing gratitude not only to the company but to audience members, many of whom are coming to see the show not just once but twice or thrice. London is one of my favourite cities. Here's to another brilliant year. Cheers!"