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Bye Bye Birdie
Bye Bye Birdie, Stephen Sondheim Theatre, NYC Show Poster

Bye Bye Birdie

Stephen Sondheim Theatre

2 hours and 30 minutes (1 Intermission)

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It's 1960 and hip-swingin’ teen idol Conrad Birdie has been drafted into the army. But don’t worry, girls! His manager Albert has cooked up a plan to send him off ...

Theater Info

124 West 43rd Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

On Sale
Aug 10, 2009
Preview
Sep 10, 2009
Opening
Oct 15, 2009
Closing
Jan 24, 2010

Group ticket sales

15
Minimum seats to qualify for group rates
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Story

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Rock star Conrad Birdie is the biggest thing to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him and teenage girls around the country scream with glee at the mere mention of his name. But when the United States Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson sees his meal ticket preparing to fly the coop (much to the delight of longtime love Rose Alvarez, who can’t wait for Albert to ditch the music biz and become something respectable, like an English teacher). Desperate for a publicity stunt big enough to help them survive Birdie’s departure, Albert and Rose hatch a plan: send Conrad to small-town America to plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan for the entire world to see. Their selection of super fan Kim Macafee sends the wholesome enclave of Sweet Apple, Ohio into chaos. Kim’s boyfriend, Hugo, can’t take the humiliation of his lady love’s televised lip-lock. Rose can’t take another minute of Albert’s distracted ways. And Sweet Apple can’t take its teens' riotous rebellion, inspired by the arrival of bad-boy Birdie. Will Sweet Apple ever be the same?

Reviews

for Bye Bye Birdie

“Fifty years on, Bye Bye Birdie is still as light, frothy, and irresistible as an egg cream.”

Review by John Lahr from The New Yorker

“This is a show both for the kid with you and the kid within you.”

Review by John Simon from Bloomberg News

“Bye Bye Birdie is still an effervescent, toe-tapping indulgence.”

Review by Tanner Stansky from Entertainment Weekly

Cast

for Bye Bye Birdie
Albert Peterson
Rosie
Gina Gershon
Mae Peterson
Mr. McAfee
Kim McAfee
Allie Trimm
Hugo Peabody
Randolph
Neil McCaffrey
Conrad Birdie
Nolan Funk

Creative

for Bye Bye Birdie
Music
Charles Strouse
Lyrics
Lee Adams
Director and Choreographer
Robert Longbottom
Book
Michael Stewart
Set Designer
Andrew Jackness
Costume Designer
Gregg Barnes
Lighting Designer
Ken Billington
Sound Designer
Acme Sound Partners