Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!

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Currently in previews, Bye Bye Birdie stars John Stamos, Gina Gershon, Bill Irwin and Nolan Gerard Funk with Jayne Houdyshell, Dee Hoty, Matt Doyle, Jake Evan Schwencke and Alllie Trimm. 

Audiences are going wild for the Bye Bye Birdie revival, after each performance there is a long line of fans waiting to meet the cast. Broadwayworld.com swung by the new Henry Miller's Theatre to check out all the 'Happy Face' action!

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

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!
The fans begin lining up...

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!
Taylor Kurpiel, Stephanie Ditman, Emily Ditman


Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!

The cast signs autographs

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!
Bye Bye Birdie Cast Members

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!
Brynn Williams and Natalie Hill

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!
Matt Doyle

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!
The number of fans doubles!

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!
Allie Trimm singing autographs

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!
Riley Costello and Kevin Shotwell

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!
Deanna Cipolla, Allie Trimm, Kevin Shotwell, Jess Le Protto and Todd Gearheart

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!
Bill Irwin

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!
Bill Irwin

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!
The number of fans triples...

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!
...because here comes John Stamos

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!
Taylor Kurpial and John Stamos

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!
(clockwise) Taylor Kurpiel, Stephanie Ditman, Emily Ditman, Tracy Goldberg and Sophie Hirsh gotta a whole lot of livin' to do!

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!
Tracy Goldberg, Gina Gershon, and Sophie Hirsh

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!
Nolan Gerard Funk

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!
Jeff Shuldman, Nolan Gerard Funk, and Lina Renzina

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE's Stage Door Excitement!
Nolan Gerard Funk gets the Conrad Birdie treatment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com


 
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