When heart-throb rock-n-roller Conrad Birdie came back from Vietnam, he disappeared for more than 20 years. But now he’s back… For one night only! With a score by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams and a book by Michael Stewart, Bring Back Birdie opened on Broadway in 1981, twenty years after its smash-hit prequel, Bye, Bye, Birdie! The short-lived sequel ran only 4 performances, but reunited the show’s creators and leading lady Chita Rivera.
Just in time for NBC’s live broadcast of Bye, Bye, Birdie!, the concert will feature appearances by original cast members, with a starry cast of special guests and newcomers.
Bring Back Birdie is presented as part of the Second Act Series, produced by Steven Carl McCasland and James Horan. Each evening revisits a short-lived musical, highlighting its neglected score and inviting audiences to rediscover a forgotten gem. Previous evenings include: Onward Victoria, Charlie and Algernon, and Eating Raoul.
Andrew Briedis (Annoying Actor Friend) as Mr. Marshall
Julia DeSimone (Henry, Sweet Henry)
Samantha Georgette Sayah (Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School…)
And more to be announced!