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Roundabout Theatre's BYE BYE BIRDIE Featured in the News

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie has been recently featured in the news.
The article from The New York Times, published on November 16 is titled "A Market Segment 'Glee' Can Call Its Own: Theater Folk".  The article written by Patricia Cohen starts off:

"Eleven o'clock is late for teenagers to start a party on a weeknight, but this was a special occasion. The high school-age cast of Broadway's "Bye Bye Birdie" had gathered to watch "Glee," Fox's hourlong musical comedy series that has become a cult favorite among the theater community in New York.

Having taken their final bows, more than a dozen cast members, many cozily outfitted in pajamas, crowded this past week into the studio apartment of Natalie Hill (a nonteen actress in "Birdie") to watch a recording of the latest episode."

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The Hollywood Reporter published an article on November 15 titled "Spotlight: John Stamos" begins:

"John Stamos shot to fame on the '80s sitcom "Full House" and as a member of the "ER" cast, was part of the longest-running medical drama in American primetime television. A skilled drummer, he has also been performing with The Beach Boys for more than two decades and is enjoying a career in musical theater on Broadway, currently in the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of "Bye, Bye Birdie." In his spare time, Stamos, who spoke with The Hollywood Reporter's Zorianna Kit, is also a spokesman for the nonprofit Project Cuddle, which helps keep babies from being abandoned."

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OUT Magazine published an article about director and choreographer Robert Longbottom voted "Most Graceful" in OUT 100 Issue.  The article begins:

"In October, the director-choreographer introduced Bye Bye Birdie to a new legion of fans with stars Gina Gershon and John Stamos, marking the first time the musical has graced a Broadway stage in nearly 50 years. Longbottom kept much of the original script intact, though he beefed up some of its finer dance numbers (and cast real-life kids instead of adults to play the story's teenagers)."

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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).  This is a limited engagement through April 25th, 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) and Nolan Gerard Funk as "Conrad Birdie".   The cast also features Matt Doyle (Hugo Peabody), Neil McCaffrey (Randolph MacAfee), 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.
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 are available online at or by phone at (212)239-6200.  Ticket prices range from $86.50 - $136.50.  To become a Roundabout subscriber visit or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300.

Bye Bye Birdie plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.

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