Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Jones and Cassidy's West End Concert to Shutter Early on 3/27

Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy, whose concert performances at the West End's Arts Theatre were supposed to run until April 3, will now end on March 27.

According to the theater's website "Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy will finish one week early. Miss Jones had not fully recovered from the serious vocal chords problems she had from her recent 17 night concert tour in the states and against specialists orders she came straight to London. There was no way after 6 nights here she could have carried on next week."

Jones' performances at the Arts Theatre was her first appearance in the UK.

Virtually unknown when Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein cast her as Laurie in the 1955 movie version of their hit stage musical OKLAHOMA!, Shirley Jones followed up with roles in films of "The Music Man" and "Carousel" and won the 1960 Academy Award for Elmer Ganty. She was the matriarch of The Partridge Family and has appeared on Broadway in SOUTH PACIFIC, MAGGIE FLYNN and 42ND STREET.

Cassidy has appeared on Broadway as Julian Marsh in 42ND STREET, in Elton John's AIDA (as well as the national tour for which he won the 2002 National Broadway Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Touring Musical), ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, PIRATES OF PENZANCE, and LEADER OF THE PACK. He originated the role of the Balladeer in Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS at Playwrights Horizons and appeared in LADY IN THE DARK at City Center's Encores!

Other theatre credits include: THE MUSIC MAN, CAROUSEL, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and CAMELOT. His films include "Longtime Companion," "I'll Do Anything," "I Won't Dance" and "Burning Love." He starred in the TV miniseries "Dress Grey" (Emmy nomination) and "Napoleon & Josephine" as well as TV movies-of-the-week "Oklahoma City," "Something in Common," "Christmas Eve," "How the West Was Fun," and "Follow Your Heart." He was also a series regular on NBC's "Bay City Blues," CBS' "Dirty Dancing," HBO's "Perversions of Science" and the WB's "Smallville." He has Guest starred on "Law & Order SVU," "Crossing Jordan," "Without a Trace," "According to Jim," and was just seen on "CSI Miami" and "ER."

For tickets, call the box office at 0845 017 5584, or visit www.artstheatrewestend.com.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter-Keddy




More Hot Stories For You


Equity Calls on Forthcoming PM to Safeguard the Creative WorkforceEquity Calls on Forthcoming PM to Safeguard the Creative Workforce
August 18, 2022

Equity​, the performing arts and entertainment trade union, is calling on the forthcoming Prime Minister to adopt a 5-point plan to safeguard the future of the creative workforce. This includes abandoning Channel 4 privatisation, delivering sustainable long-term BBC funding, investing in the arts as part of Levelling Up, improving Universal Credit for creatives and protecting performers from unregulated artificial intelligence.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For THE SNAIL HOUSE at Hampstead TheatrePhotos: Inside Rehearsal For THE SNAIL HOUSE at Hampstead Theatre
August 18, 2022

Rehearsal photos have been released for the world premiere of The Snail House.  Written and directed by Richard Eyre, this new production will run from 7 September until 15 October.  

The Jamie Lloyd Company's THE SEAGULL Enters Final Three Weeks At Harold Pinter TheatreThe Jamie Lloyd Company's THE SEAGULL Enters Final Three Weeks At Harold Pinter Theatre
August 18, 2022

The Jamie Lloyd Company's production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, in a version by Anya Reiss directed by Jamie Lloyd has entered its final three weeks of performances, running until 10 September at Harold Pinter Theatre.

Full Cast Announced For THE TWO POPES at the Rose TheatreFull Cast Announced For THE TWO POPES at the Rose Theatre
August 18, 2022

 Joining the previously announced Anton Lesser (Pope Benedict XVI) and Nicholas Woodeson (Cardinal Bergoglio – the future Pope Francis) in the London premiere and tour of Anthony McCarten’s The Two Popes, will be Lynsey Beauchamp as Sister Brigitta and Leaphia Darko as Sister Sophia, with Malcolm James and Angela Jones in the ensemble.  

Photos: Mazz Murray, John Owen-Jones & More Take Part in Alpha's Grand Summer BallPhotos: Mazz Murray, John Owen-Jones & More Take Part in Alpha's Grand Summer Ball
August 17, 2022

Alpha have recently hosted their grand Summer Ball, headlining West End stars and new music signings for an evening of unmissable dazzling entertainment at London’s Landmark Hotel on Friday 15th July. Check out photos here!