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2009-08-01 13:13:48

Rehearsals for the Broadway revival of the Tony-winning musical Bye Bye Birdie have begun in New York with an opening date of Oct. 15 in mind. Playbill reported Friday that Birdie cast members, including John Stamos and Gina Gershon, began rehearsals of the Roundabout Theatre Company production Tuesday. The production, intended to help inaugurate Henry Miller's Theatre on Broadway, follows the life of a singer about to become a soldier in the U.S. Army. Originally staged in 1960 and made into...

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2009-05-29 10:16:59

Nolan Gerard Funk, star of the TV movie musical Spectacular!, has been cast in the role of Conrad Birdie in the Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie. The Roundabout Theatre Company in New York made the casting announcement Friday. The first Broadway production of the rock 'n' roll musical comedy in 48 years will also co-star John Stamos, Gina Gershon, Bill Irwin, Jayne Houdyshell and Dee Hoty. Allie Trimm, who made her Broadway debut in Jason Robert Brown's 13 the Musical, will play Kim...

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2009-05-04 12:24:36

Bye Bye Birdie will be the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre on Broadway, the Roundabout Theatre Company announced Monday. Preview performances are to begin Sept. 10, 2009, with an opening night planned for Oct. 15, 2009. The limited engagement is set to play through Jan. 10, 2010. This will mark the first time a new production of the musical will be performed on Broadway in 48 years. The revival of Bye Bye Birdie will star John Stamos as Albert Peterson, Gina Gershon as...

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2009-04-03 09:59:42

John Stamos, Gina Gershon and Bill Irwin are set to star in the Broadway revival of the musical Bye Bye Birdie, the Roundabout Theatre Company said. The 1960-set rock 'n' roll musical comedy is to open this fall and play a limited engagement, 48 years after the original Broadway production debuted. Stamos will play Albert, Gershon will portray Rosie and Irwin will play Harry in the production, which is being directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom. The musical's book is by Michael...

2008-09-23 21:00:21

By Jim Farber Theater Critic You might be better off renting the movie. Maybe it's time to say "bye-bye" to "Bye Bye Birdie." At least that's how I felt after sitting through Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities' shrill cartoon presentation of the Elvis parody musical Sunday at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. In 1960, when the Michael Stewart/Charles Strauss/Lee Adams musical opened on Broadway (and in 1963 when the movie version came out), the whole Elvis phenomenon was...

2008-09-08 18:00:24

ADVISORY, Sept. 8, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What: Charles Strouse, author of Put On a Happy Face - A Broadway Memoir, presided over the Closing Bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Monday, September 8, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. ET Contacts: Brett Oberman (212) 764-7900 brett@ksa-pr.com NASDAQ MarketSite: Robert Madden 646.441.5045 Robert.Madden@NASDAQOMX.com Feed Information: The Closing Bell is available from...

2008-08-19 00:00:22

By Michael Kuchwara NEW YORK -- The subtitle, "A Broadway Memoir," says it most succinctly. "Put on a Happy Face," the autobiography of Charles Strouse, chronicles a jam-packed journey through the sunset of the American musical theater's golden era and beyond -- by the composer of "Annie,""Bye Bye Birdie" and "Applause." And the trip is not over yet. Melodies still pour out of the man, as Strouse, at age 80, prepares for his next project, "Minsky's," trying out later this season in...

2008-07-17 15:00:42

By Andy Goodell, The Creston News Advertiser, Iowa Jul. 17--This show really comes alive. Crest Area Theater's production of the Broadway classic, "Bye, Bye Birdie" will include a live band playing along with the actors from the rarely used orchestra pit at the Creston High School auditorium. "Bye, Bye Birdie" is a musical satire on American society set in 1958, and centers around one teenage girl's interest in Elvis-like teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie. The pit sits between the...

2008-07-08 09:00:42

NEW YORK _ The tributes were predictably extravagant at the 80th-birthday party for Broadway composer Charles Strouse one recent evening at the posh 21 Club. "Melodies that touch the heart and lodge in the head," was how his longtime collaborator, "Bye Bye Birdie" lyricist Lee Adams, described the music Strouse has written for 30 shows over 50 years. You might expect to see the recipient of such plaudits walking on air or water; instead, Strouse faced his friend of many years and muttered,...

2008-07-06 12:00:16

PROVO -- World-class entertainment is coming to the Covey Center for the Arts with the new Mayor's Series for the Performing Arts. Announced Friday, the series will not only bring major music, dance, drama and comedy headliners to the year-old theater, but also will raise funds for a legacy endowment for the arts, Provo city spokeswoman Helen Anderson said. Series tickets go on sale Monday at the Covey Center ticket office, 425 W. Center, or online at coveycenter.org. The lineup includes...


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