BYE BYE BIRDIE to Play Final Broadway Performance on January 24, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has announced that Bye Bye Birdie now playing at the Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) on Broadway will give a final performance on January 24th, 2010.

Initially scheduled as a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010, Bye Bye Birdie will run through January 24th, when the leading actors' contracts end.

The production has sold at over 90% capacity each week throughout the run of the production.

Quote from Todd Haimes: "We had hoped to keep the show running into the Spring, however sales are not strong enough after the departure of our principal actors. We made a decision to end the production on a high note. I am happy that we have been able to extend the production two weeks beyond the initial run."

After a 48 year absence, Bye Bye Birdie, was the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). The revitalization of Henry Miller's Theatre is consistent with Roundabout's history of bringing dilapidated, lost theatres back to life and programming the venues as viable, live performance spaces for the benefit of theater artists and audiences and managing them efficiently.

Bye Bye Birdie will have played 40 previews and 117 performances; Preview performances began on September 10th, 2009 and officially opened on October 15th, 2009.

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."

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) & Nolan Gerard Funk (Conrad Birdie). 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.

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.

Bye Bye Birdie plays Tues-Sat evenings at 8:00PM with Wed, Sat & Sun matinees at 2:00PM. Beginning January 12, Bye Bye Birdie will play Tuesday evening at 7:00PM, Wed-Sat evening at 8:00PM with Wed, Sat & Sun matinees at 2:00PM

Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

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