BIRDIE's John Stamos to be Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 11/16

BIRDIE's John Stamos to be Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 11/16

Stage and screen star John Stamos will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, revealed today, November 16th. The star will be the 2,393rd given to honor a star on the Walk of Fame. Stamos is currently starring in the Broadway revival of BYE BYE BIRDIE, presented by the Roundabout Theatre Company.

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of BYE BYE BIRDIE, after a 48 year absence, as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) which began Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010.

BYE BYE BIRDIE stars John Stamos (Albert Peterson), Gina Gershon (Rose Alvarez) & Bill Irwin (Mr. Harry MacAfee) with Jayne Houdyshell (Mrs. Mae Peterson) & Dee Hoty (Mrs. MacAfee). The cast will also feature Matt Doyle (Hugo Peabody), Jake Evan Schwencke (Randolph MacAfee), Allie Trimm (Kim MacAfee) and Nolan Funk as "Conrad Birdie." Robert Longbottom will direct and choreograph Bye Bye Birdie with a book by Michael Stewart, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams.

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, Jim Walton, Brynn Williams, Branch Woodman.

Roundabout is proud to welcome back six artists who have previously worked at the theatrical institution: John Stamos, Gina Gershon, Bill Irwin, Paula Leggett Chase and Colleen Fitzpatrick.

Bye Bye Birdie's design team includes Andrew Jackness (Sets), Gregg Barnes (Costumes), Ken Billington (Lights), Acme Sound Partners (Sound), Howard Werner (Projections), David Holcenberg (Musical Director), Howard Joines (Musical Coordinator), David BrIan Brown (Hair & Wigs), Jonathan Tunick (Orchestrations) and David Chase (Music Supervisor).

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 received the 1961 Tony Award® for Best Musical and features such beloved songs as "Put on A Happy Face," "Kids," "Spanish Rose," "The Telephone Hour" and "A Lot of Livin' To Do."

Tickets are available online at www.byebyebirdieonbroadway.com or by phone at (212)239-6200. Ticket prices range from $86.50 - $136.50. To become a Roundabout subscriber visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300.

Actor/producer John Stamos continues to find success in many different areas of the entertainment world. He was recently seen starring in NBC's Emmy Award-winning drama series "ER." Stamos played Tony Gates, a maverick, hot-tempered, and flirtatious doctor and Gulf War veteran. His addition to the ensemble cast helped create a resurgence in ratings for one of the longest-running prime-time dramas on TV. Since he joined the cast, the show reached its milestone 300th episode and completed its 15th and final season on NBC. Stamos has also enjoyed tremendous success on Broadway, most recently starring in the Tony Award-winning "NINE." His Broadway debut came in 1995's "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and, in 2000, he starred as the Emcee in "Cabaret," which was very well received. Through his St. Amos banner, he recently produced and starred in "The Two Mr. Kissels," a Lifetime original movie based on the true story of two multimillionaire brothers who married the women of their dreams and wound up dead. He is also co-producing a feature film version of the TV Classic "The Jeffersons" for Sony. Additional producing credits include an Emmy nomination in 2000 for co-producing the ABC miniseries "Beach Boys: An American Family" and the highly rated CBS telefilm "Martin & Lewis." Not limiting himself to behind-the-camera work, he was recently seen in Neil Meron and Craig Zadan's Emmy and Golden Globe nominated adaptation of "Raisin in the Sun" for ABC. He was also recently seen starring in the A&E original film "Wedding Wars" as a gay wedding planner who leads a nation wide strike for gay marriage rights. His additional television film credits include "The Marriage Fool" opposite Walter Matthau and Carol Burnett. Stamos also starred in ABC's 2005 comedy "Jake in Progress." In 2001, he starred in the ABC romantic comedy "Thieves" about a pair of master thieves who become covert government agents. USA Today said of his performance, "the real revelation here is Stamos." On the big screen, he made his entry into the independent film world in the black comedy Dropping Out, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2000 and in the contemporary romantic comedy Grownups. His recent film credits include the independent films I Am Stamos and Knots. Stamos' career has spanned over 25 years, beginning with the hit soap "General Hospital." He later segued to one of the most iconic family television programs playing "Uncle Jesse" on the popular ABC series "Full House." Stamos has also displayed his musical talents over the past 20 years while touring with "The Beach Boys." John currently lives in Los Angeles.

For more information, visit www.byebyebirdieonbroadway.com and www.roundabouttheatre.org.

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