Bye Bye “Birdie,” Hello New Work and New Horizons

Bye Bye "Birdie" [picapp align="none" wrap="false" link="term=bye+bye+birdie&iid=6822616" src="3/a/5/4/Opening_Night_Of_d5b1.jpg?adImageId=9478895&imageId=6822616" width="234" height="200" /] The universally panned production of Bye Bye Birdie, starring John Stamos and Gina Gershon, closed on Broadway on Jan 24 after playing 117 performances. Though selling at 90% capacity, producers decided the show's success would dwindle upon the departure of its stars and so…

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Closing, opening, cast albums, casting and more in a huge Broadway news round-up

A lot has been happening on Broadway these last few weeks. Here are the biggest of the announcements: Closing soon Bye Bye Birdie has offically announced that it will play its final performance on Jan 24. Though technically an extension of its limited run, many had expected this expensive production to run much longer, and…

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Mamma Mia, Bye Bye Birdie and South Pacific In the News

[picapp src="2/d/a/2/Thank_You_For_a98c.jpg?adImageId=6194569&imageId=6458170" width="234" height="156" /] The Good Mamma Mia, the 13th longest running show in Broadway history, celebrated 8 years on Broadway yesterday, Oct 18! The musical currently stars Beth Leavel, John Dossett, Judy McLane, Allison Briner, Halle Morse, Michael Mindlin, Patrick Boll, Alyse Alan Louis, David Andrew Macdonald and Eric William Morris. [picapp src="8/2/f/5/Opening_Night_Of_03e1.jpg?adImageId=6194675&imageId=6822495"…

Bye Bye Birdie opens on Broadway tonight after a very rough final dress rehearsal

[picapp src="4/1/5/2/John_Stamos_performs_5032.JPG?adImageId=5688079&imageId=6515467" width="234" height="351" /] They say bad dress means a good opening. If that's true, tonight's performance of Bye Bye Birdie will tear down the house. Bye Bye Birdie had a LOT of trouble at last night's dress rehearsal when the electronically controlled set wouldn't move off the stage for a full 20 min.…

Rejoice – you can see Bye Bye Birdie on the cheap!

Broadway's Bye Bye Birdie is offering lots of ways for folks to get tickets on the cheap. They've got the standard student rush tickets at half price, available 1 hour before the show, but they are also offering “general rush” tickets that can be bought by anyone on the day of the performance for $26.50,…

Catch your favorite Broadway stars on TV

Lots of Broadway stars are making television appearances this week: John Stamos (Bye Bye Birdie, Cabaret, Nine) will appear on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on September 29. Kristin Chenoweth (The Apple Tree, Wicked, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown) will appear on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Thursday September 24. New Yorkers can…

Video performances from Broadway on Broadway 2009

If you missed the fabulous performances at yesterday's Broadway on Broadway concert, check out these video clips (NOTE: Some of the fan footage is better than others): Next to Normal Rock of Ages Hair Bye Bye Birdie In the Heights Burn the Floor Chicago Finian's Rainbow Shrek Wicked The Lion King Jersey Boys Mamma Mia