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.
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.
Julia DeSimone (Henry, Sweet Henry)
And more to be announced!