Bye Bye Birdie Revival 2009

Run Time:
2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 8+
Opened: October 15, 2009
Closing: January 24, 2010

Bye Bye Birdie - 2009 - Broadway History , Info & More

Bye Bye Birdie returns to Broadway in Roundabout Theater Company's new production starring John Stamos (Albert Peterson), Gina Gershon (Rose Alvarez) & Bill Irwin (Mr. Harry MacAfee) with Jayne Houdyshell (Mrs. Mae Peterson) & Dee Hoty (Mrs. MacAfee) and as “Conrad Birdie” Nolan Gerard Funk. Featuring a score with more pop than a pack of bubble gum, including “A Lot of Livin' to Do,” “Kids,” and “Put on a Happy Face,” it's impossible to resist the charms of this Tony Award®-winning musical!

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Photo Flash: BYE BYE BIRDIE Closes on Broadway January 24
by Robert Diamond - January 24, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company's 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.

BYE BYE BIRDIE Plays Final Performance on 1/24
by BWW News Desk - January 24, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of Bye Bye Birdie will play its final performance on Sunday, January 24th at 2:00 PM.

BWW TV: BYE BYE BIRDIE Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway with the Cake Diva!
by Robert Diamond - January 12, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of Bye Bye Birdie will play its final performance on Sunday, January 24th at 2:00 PM.

BYE BYE BIRDIE Begins Final Two Weeks of Performances
by Gabrielle Sierra - January 12, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of Bye Bye Birdie will play its final performance on Sunday, January 24th at 2:00 PM.

TWITTER WATCH: Natalie Hill 'Feel like I've been shot out of a cannon! But so much fun! Thanks to the birdies'
by Robert Diamond - December 26, 2009

Twitter Watch shines a BWW spotlight on Natalie Hill, who this week appears as 'Rose' in the Broadway revival of BYE BYE BIRDIE through December 30, 2009.

BWW INTERVIEWS: BIRDIE's Dee Hoty
by Joseph F. Panarello - December 9, 2009

Theater message boards became very busy places on September 10, 2009. The curtain had hardly wrung down when theatergoers reached for their blackberries to post their opinions about the first preview of BYE BYE BIRDIE. In fact, there were a few who posted their comments during intermission. Everyone and their grandparents wanted to express their opinions about the 39 year old musical that was being revived by The Roundabout Theatre. At times the chatter became quite acrimonious and the discussions went on for days. It seems that these people forgot that the show had just given its first preview and the house was filled with an audience that had stood on line during one of the hottest days in the summer to get ten dollar tickets for this one performance. Perhaps that's why they felt they had a right to be so vocal about their opinions.

BYE BYE BIRDIE's John Stamos To Appear On 'The Howard Stern Show' 12/3
by BWW News Desk - December 3, 2009

Tomorrow, Thursday, December 3rd, Bye Bye Birdie's John Stamos will appear live on Sirius XM's 'The Howard Stern Show.'

BYE BYE BIRDIE's John Stamos To Appear On 'The Howard Stern Show' 12/3
by Gabrielle Sierra - December 2, 2009

Tomorrow, Thursday, December 3rd, Bye Bye Birdie's John Stamos will appear live on Sirius XM's 'The Howard Stern Show.'

Photo Coverage: Past & Present 'Harvey Johnsons' Meet at BYE BYE BIRDIE!
by Peter James Zielinski - December 2, 2009

Original Bye Bye Birdie cast member Gary Giocomo, who played 'Harvey Johnson' in the 1960 production, came to see Bye Bye Birdie and visit current cast member Paul Pilcz who plays 'Harvey Johnson' in the Roundabout Theatre Company production. BroadwayWorld.com was there for the fun meet and greet!

BYE BYE BIRDIE to Play Final Broadway Performance on January 24, 2010
by Robert Diamond - December 1, 2009

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.

BYE BYE BIRDIE's John Treacy Egan Presents RUDOLF UNPLUGGED at Laurie Beechman, 11/29 & 11/30
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2009

John Treacy Egan will present Rudolph Unplugged at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Sunday, November 29 at 7:00pm and Monday, November 30 at 9:30pm.

BYE BYE BIRDIE's John Treacy Egan Presents RUDOLF UNPLUGGED at Laurie Beechman, 11/29 & 11/30
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2009

John Treacy Egan will present Rudolph Unplugged at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Sunday, November 29 at 7:00pm and Monday, November 30 at 9:30pm.

STAGE TUBE: BYE BYE BIRDIE Performs on Thanksgiving Day Parade
by Robert Diamond - November 26, 2009

The magical procession returned to the Big Apple this November as the 83rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off the holiday season.

BWW TV: Backstage with 'BIRDIE' - Nolan Gerard Funk Answers Your Questions!
by Eddie Varley - November 22, 2009

'There Was Such A Lot Of Askin' To Do' with our new 'BWW BIRDIE' Q&A feature and the exciting thing for all you 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' fans is that...Conrad Birdie himself is answering your questions!

BYE BYE BIRDIE's John Stamos To Be Featured On ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' 11/17, ABC's 'The View' 11/19
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2009

John Stamos, star of Roundabout Theatre Company's Bye Bye Birdie, will appear on ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' tomorrow between 12:05AM-1:05AM on channel 7 and 'The View' on Thursday, November 19th between 11:00AM - 12:00PM on channel 7.

Roundabout Theatre's BYE BYE BIRDIE Featured in the News
by Alexandra Johnson - November 17, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie has been recently featured in the news.

BYE BYE BIRDIE'S Bill Irwin and Allie Trimm Speak To Students At Broadway Artists Alliance
by Gabrielle Sierra - November 17, 2009

Tony Award winner Bill Irwin (Bye Bye Birdie, Who's Afraid of the Virginia Wolf) and Allie Trimm (Bye Bye Birdie, 13!) spent Sunday, November 15 mentoring the young talent of Broadway's future as they led the morning portion of a Bye Bye Birdie-themed master class with Broadway Artists Alliance.

GLEE: Bonding Time for Theater Folk
by Jessica Lewis - November 16, 2009

For most any actor, there is nothing better than performing on Broadway night after night alongside some of the industry's most celebrated talent. Tell that to the teens currently performing in the current Roundabout Revival of Bye Bye Birdie, who frequently rush off the stage following their final bows to collectively gather in their pajamas in front of the television to watch the latest GLEE episode.

BYE BYE BIRDIE's John Stamos To Be Featured On ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' 11/17, ABC's 'The View' 11/19
by Gabrielle Sierra - November 16, 2009

John Stamos, star of Roundabout Theatre Company's Bye Bye Birdie, will appear on ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' tomorrow between 12:05AM-1:05AM on channel 7 and 'The View' on Thursday, November 19th between 11:00AM - 12:00PM on channel 7.

BIRDIE's John Stamos to be Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 11/16
by Jeff Dennhardt - November 16, 2009

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.

Photo Coverage: Past & Present 'Penelope Anns' Meet at BYE BYE BIRDIE!
by Peter James Zielinski - November 13, 2009

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 Flashback Interview: Susan Egan
by Robert Diamond - November 12, 2009

Susan Egan was last seen on Broadway in the title role of Thoroughly Modern Millie; she won critical acclaim as Broadway's (longest-running) 'Sally Bowles' inCabaret; originated the starring roles in Triumph of Love and State Fair; and most notably, received both Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations for 'Best Actress' as Broadway's original ‘Belle' in Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

BYE BYE BIRDIE Flashback Interview: Chita Rivera
by Eddie Varley - November 10, 2009

The incomparable Chita Rivera released a new solo studio album entitled And Now I Swing on October 13, 2009 from the newly-launched Yellow Sound Label. From classic theater songs to jazz standards, all tracks featured on this new album have received new arrangements recorded by New York's finest musicians, reimagining some of Chita's favorite tunes. BroadwayWorld.com checked in with the legendary star

Bye Bye Birdie FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

An English Teacher
The Telephone Hour
How Lovely to Be a Woman
We Love You Conrad!
Put on a Happy Face
Normal American Boy
One Boy
Honestly Sincere
Hymn for a Sunday Evening
How to Kill a Man Ballet
One Last Kiss
The World at Large
What Did I Ever See in Him?
A Lot of Livin' to Do
Kids
Baby, Talk to Me
Shriner's Ballet
Spanish Rose
Rosie
Older and Wiser
All Woman
Bye Bye Birdie
A Giant Step
He's Mine

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