She will begin a 12-performance run March 22, prior to an official opening March 23, for a run through April 3 only. Virtually unknown when Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein cast her as Laurie in the 1955 film version of their stage musical Oklahoma!, it brought her worldwide fame. Subsequent leading roles on film included the movie versions of The Music Man and Carousel, and on TV she is best known for playing the matriarch in "The Partridge Family." Amongst the people she has acted with are Marlon Brando, James Stewart, Glenn Forde, Lloyd Bridges, Henry Fonda and James Cagney. Her song list for her London appearances is set to include "Tonight," "If I Loved You," "I'm in Love with 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."
The London season is being presented by Barry J. Mishon in association with the Arts Theatre.
To book tickets, contact the box office at 0845 017 5584, or visit www.artstheatrewestend.com.