Running since: September 2009 John Stamos, Gina Gershon, and Nolan Gerard Funk (from Nickelodeon's "Spectacular") star in the first Broadway revival of the classic musical, a spoof of the Elvis phenomenon that swept the country in the late 50's. Closes January 24th
The Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie closed January 24, 2010. For current Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the theatre:
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 and his secretary (Stamos and Gershon) cook 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!"
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," its impossible to resist the charms of this Tony Award winning musical.
The production will be directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom, and the cast will also include Tony Award winner Bill Irwin, and Tony nominees Jayne Houdyshell and Dee Hoty. The show will be the first presentation at Henry Miller's Theatre, the the newly-restored Broadway venue on West 43rd Street, just east of Avenue of the Americas.
Here's a clip of the current cast doing the iconic "Telephone Hour" number on Good Morning America (poor quality video, but fun nonetheless):