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HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES, Starring Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy, Premieres in KC; Tour, NY Up Next!

Academy Award-winning film, television and theater legend Shirley Jones and her son, Broadway and television actor Patrick Cassidy, star in the world premiere of Have You Met Miss Jones, featuring stories, memories and songs from Shirley's amazing career, directed by Tony Award-winning director Richard Maltby, Jr., co-written by Shaun Cassidy and Mr. Maltby, and developed by Patrick Cassidy.

Performances began September 22, 2016 for a limited ten-week tryout engagement through November 27, 2016 at New Theatre (9229 Foster, Overland, Kansas). Following the limited run plans include a national tour prior to heading to New York.

Featured in the cast are Charlotte Maltby and John Battagliese, playing a number of roles including the young Shirley Jones and the young Jack Cassidy.

Have You Met Miss Jones tells the story of Miss Jones's life and career in a musical theatre event of comedy, dance and song. No performer is more indelibly linked to the great American movie musical than Shirley Jones, now 82. In an extraordinary career spanning more than six decades, Shirley has starred in over thirty motion pictures, including three of the most iconic film musicals of all time, Oklahoma!, Carousel and The Music Man. In addition, she won an Academy® Award at the age of 26 for her starkly dramatic role opposite Burt Lancaster in Elmer Gantry. Longing to spend more time at home with her children, Shirley jumped at the chance to star in a half hour TV series "The Partridge Family," which became one of the most popular television shows of its time. Shirley has been invited to sing for nine U.S. Presidents and was dubbed "The First Lady of American Song" by President Ronald Reagan.

Have You Met Miss Jones recounts this remarkable career, interweaving it with that of her two husbands, Tony-Award winning Broadway star Jack Cassidy (who died in a tragic fire at the age of 49), and television comedy icon Marty Ingels -- and touches on the lives of her famous sons Patrick, Ryan, and Shaun Cassidy.

Have You Met Miss Jones is co-written and directed by Tony Award-winning director, lyricist and screenwriter Richard Maltby Jr. who conceived and directed Ain't Misbehavin', for which he won a Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical. In addition, he garnered Tony nominations for Fosse, Miss Saigon, Baby, Song and Dance, and Big. He also wrote the award-winning screenplay to Miss Potter, starring Renee Zellweger.

Have You Met Miss Jones plays the following performance schedule: Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 7:35 p.m., Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Ticket packages range from $39-$59 and are available by calling the New Theatre Box Office at (913) 649-7469 (Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) For additional information, visit the website at www.newtheatre.com.


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