Bye Bye Birdie is directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom with a book by Michael Stewart, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams. In Bye Bye Birdie, the exuberant rock n' roll musical comedy, it's 1960 and hip-swingin' teen idol superstar Conrad Birdie (Funk) has been drafted into the army. Birdie's manager Albert (Stamos) and his secretary Rosie (Gershon) have cooked up a plan to send him off with a swell new song and one last kiss from a lucky teenage fan... on "The Ed Sullivan Show"!
Bye Bye Birdie will open officially on Broadway on Thursday, October 15th, 2009 at the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010.
Additional cast members include Catherine Blades, Deanna Cipolla, Paula Leggett Chase, Riley Costello, John Treacy Egan, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Todd Gearhart, Patty Goble, Suzanne Grodner, Robert Hager, Nina Hennessey, Natalie Hill, Julia Knitel, Jess Le Protto, David McDonald, JC Montgomery, Jillian Mueller, Paul Pilcz, Daniel Quadrino, Emma Rowley, Tim Shew, Kevin Shotwell, Allison Strong, Bethany Ann Tesarck, Jim Walton, Brynn Williams, Branch Woodman.
Tickets are available online at www.byebyebirdieonbroadway.com or by phone at (212)239-6200.
Ticket prices range from $86.50 - $136.50.
Photos by Peter James Zielinski
The fans begin lining up...
Taylor Kurpiel, Stephanie Ditman, Emily Ditman
The cast signs autographs
Bye Bye Birdie Cast Members
Brynn Williams and Natalie Hill
The number of fans doubles!
Allie Trimm singing autographs
Riley Costello and Kevin Shotwell
Deanna Cipolla, Allie Trimm, Kevin Shotwell, Jess Le Protto and Todd Gearheart
The number of fans triples...
...because here comes John Stamos
Taylor Kurpial and John Stamos
(clockwise) Taylor Kurpiel, Stephanie Ditman, Emily Ditman, Tracy Goldberg and Sophie Hirsh gotta a whole lot of livin' to do!
Tracy Goldberg, Gina Gershon, and Sophie Hirsh
Nolan Gerard Funk
Jeff Shuldman, Nolan Gerard Funk, and Lina Renzina
Nolan Gerard Funk gets the Conrad Birdie treatment!