Patrick Cassidy Does OKLAHOMA! His Own Way

Oct 7, 2013

Patrick Cassidy with his mother Shirley Jones, in a performance of The Music Man. Cassidy is directing the Point Park University musical OKLAHOMA!
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Broadway star Patrick Cassidy is in town directing the musical OKLAHOMA! at Point Park University.  He's been in show business his entire life thanks to his famous mother, actress Shirley Jones. She starred in the film version of OKLAHOMA!

While one might think Cassidy would be tempted to get input from his mother about directing the stage version, he says “I haven’t asked her one question.”

Jones says she's willing to help her son, but understands that he wants to take a different approach with the Rodgers & Hammerstein production.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s

"He’s added an awful lot of things," says Jones "Things that were never in the production on stage or in the film, and I’m excited to see it.”

OKLAHOMA! runs October 18-27 at Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse.