Shirley Jones Makes West End Debut With Son Patrick Cassidy, 3/22-4/3
Legendary Hollywood and Broadway leading lady Shirley Jones will be making her West End debut on March 22 in concert at the Arts Theatre. Today, it has been announced that she will be joined on stage by a special guest - her son Patrick Cassidy. This event will be held March 22-April 3 for 12 performances only.
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.
Jones' song list will include "Tonight," "If I Loved You," "A Wonderful Guy," "Send in the Clowns," "Memory," "76 Trombones", "What's the Use of Wonderin'," "When I Fall in Love," "He Touched Me," "He Loves Me," "As Time Goes By," "Can't Help Lovin' That Man," "You Made Me Love You," "Oklahoma!," "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning," "People Will Say We're in Love," "Out of My Dreams" and "You'll Never Walk Alone."
For tickets, call the box office at 0845 017 5584, or visit www.artstheatrewestend.com.
Photo Credit: BWW-Staff