Photo Coverage: Past & Present 'Penelope Anns' Meet at BYE BYE BIRDIE!

Original Bye Bye Birdie cast member Lada St. Edmund, who played "Penelope Ann" in the 1960 production, came to see Bye Bye Birdie and visit current cast member Deanna Cipolla who plays "Penelope Ann" in the Roundabout Theatre Company production. BroadwayWorld.com was there for the fun meet and greet!

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 as "Conrad Birdie." The cast also features Matt Doyle (Hugo Peabody), Neil McCaffrey (Randolph MacAfee) and Allie Trimm (Kim MacAfee).

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. On Broadway at the Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). Limited engagement through: Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m.
Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00p.m.

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"!

TICKETS: 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.

For more info on Lada visit, www.ladastedmund.com.

Photos by Peter James Zielinski

Photo Coverage: Past & Present 'Penelope Anns' Meet at BYE BYE BIRDIE!
The Penelope Anns Meet! Deanna Cipolla meets original Broadway cast member Lada St. Edmund

Photo Coverage: Past & Present 'Penelope Anns' Meet at BYE BYE BIRDIE!
Deanna Cipolla and Lada St. Edmund

Photo Coverage: Past & Present 'Penelope Anns' Meet at BYE BYE BIRDIE!
Deanna Cipolla and Lada St. Edmund

Photo Coverage: Past & Present 'Penelope Anns' Meet at BYE BYE BIRDIE!
Deanna Cipolla and Lada St. Edmund

Photo Coverage: Past & Present 'Penelope Anns' Meet at BYE BYE BIRDIE!
Deanna Cipolla and Lada St. Edmund

Photo Coverage: Past & Present 'Penelope Anns' Meet at BYE BYE BIRDIE!
Deanna Cipolla and Lada St. Edmund

Photo Coverage: Past & Present 'Penelope Anns' Meet at BYE BYE BIRDIE!
Deanna Cipolla and Lada St. Edmund

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