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Bye Bye Birdie   

Martin Beck Theatre, (4/14/1960 - 10/22/1960)
54th Street Theatre, (10/24/1960 - 1/14/1961)
Shubert Theatre, (1/16/1961 - 10/07/1961)
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Opening Date: Apr 14, 1960    
Closing Date: Oct 07, 1961 Total Performances: 607

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical comedy in two acts
Setting: New York. Sweet Apple, Ohio.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Martin Beck Estate; Martin Beck General Manager: Louis A. Lotito
Produced by Edward Padula; Produced in association with L. Slade Brown
Book by Michael Stewart; Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Lee Adams; Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence; Music orchestrated by Robert Ginzler; Dance arrangements by John Morris; Additional scoring by Elliot Lawrence
Directed by Gower Champion; Choreographed by Gower Champion; Associate Choreographer: Gene Bayliss
Scenic Design by Robert Randolph; Costume Design by Miles White; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark; Hair Design by Ernest Adler
General Manager: Robert Rapport
Production Stage Manager: Michael Thoma; Stage Manager: Edward Nayor
Music Contractor: Stanley Fishelson; Head Copyist: Scott Fisher
Film Sequences by Robert J. McCarty; Film Sequences in association with Robert Gaffney
Press Representative: Reuben Rabinovitch; Production Associate: Dorian Granowski; Production Coordinator: Duane Camp; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Vocal Coach: Dori Davis; Photographer: Friedman-Abeles
Chita RiveraRose Grant
Dick Van DykeAlbert Peterson
Dick GautierConrad Birdie
Paul LyndeMr. MacAfee
Kay MedfordMae Peterson
Michael J. PollardHugo Peabody
Susan WatsonKim MacAfee
Jessica AlbrightDeborah Sue
Teen Trio
Ed BeckerNeighbor
Dish Washer
Vicki BelmonteMartha Louise
Teen Trio
George BlackwellCharles F. Maude
Johnny BordenRandolph MacAfee
Lynn BowinSuzie
Kenny BurrellGuitar Man
John CoyleReporter
Dick CrowleyShriner
Dori DavisOld Woman
Jerry DodgeKarl
Barbara DohertyUrsula Merkle
Lada EdmundPenelope Ann
Tracy EverittFreddie
Don FarnworthReporter
Bud FlemingShriner
Penny Ann GreenCarol
Amelia HaasMayor's Wife
Lee HowardReporter
Bar Customer
Gary HowePeyton
Will JordanEd Sullivan's Voice
Judy KeirnLinda
Allen KnowlesMayor
Kasimir KokichConductor
Ed KresleyHenry
Sharon LeritAlice
Sad Girl
Marijane MaricleMrs. MacAfee
Marissa MasonNancy
Jeannine MastersonNeighbor
Pat McEnnisMrs. Merkle
Tony MordenteTV Stage Manager
Oran OsburnNeighbor
Bar Customer
Louise QuickMargie Ann
Teen Trio
Charles Nelson ReillyMr. Henkel
Norma RichardsonGloria Rasputin
Jim SiscoReporter
Bob SpencerArthur
Dean StolberHarvey
Michael VitaHarold
Karin WolfeHelen
Another Sad Girl
Swings: Penny Ann Green and Ed Kresley
Standby: Carmen Alvarez (Rose Grant) and Charles Nelson Reilly (Albert Peterson)
Understudies: Jessica Albright (Ursula Merkle), Ed Becker (Charles F. Maude), Lynn Bowin (Gloria Rasputin), Don Farnworth (Mayor), Bud Fleming (How to Kill a Man Ballet), Amelia Haas (Mrs. Merkle), Lee Howard (Mr. Henkel, Mr. MacAfee), Ed Kresley (Conrad Birdie), Jeannine Masterson (Mrs. MacAfee), Pat McEnnis (Mae Peterson), Bob Spencer (Harvey), Dean Stolber (Hugo Peabody, Randolph MacAfee), Michael Vita (TV Stage Manager) and Karin Wolfe (Kim MacAfee)
Tony Award®
winner 1961 Best Musical [winner] 
 Book by Michael Stewart ;  Music by Charles Strouse ;  Lyrics by Lee Adams ;  Produced by Edward Padula ;  Produced in association with L. Slade Brown
winner 1961 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Dick Van Dyke
 1961 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Dick Gautier
 1961 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Chita Rivera
 1961 Best Scenic Design (Musical) [nominee] 
 Scenic Design by Robert Randolph
winner 1961 Best Choreography [winner] 
  Gower Champion
winner 1961 Best Direction of a Musical [winner] 
  Gower Champion
 1961 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee] 
 Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence
music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Lee Adams
ACT 1 Sung By
An English TeacherRose Grant and Albert Peterson
The Telephone HourSweet Apple Kids
How Lovely to Be a WomanKim MacAfee
We Love You, Conrad!Teen Trio
Put on a Happy FaceAlbert Peterson and Two Sad Girls
Normal American BoyRose Grant, Albert Peterson and Chorus
One BoyKim MacAfee, Deborah Sue, Suzie and Alice
One Boy (Reprise) Rose Grant
Honestly SincereConrad Birdie and Townspeople
Hymn for a Sunday EveningMr. MacAfee, Mrs. MacAfee, Kim MacAfee, Randolph MacAfee and Neighbors
Ballet: How to Kill a ManRose Grant, Albert Peterson and Company
One Last KissConrad Birdie and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
What Did I Ever See in Him?Rose Grant and Kim MacAfee
A Lot of Livin' to Do Conrad Birdie, Kim MacAfee and Teenager
KidsMr. MacAfee and Mrs. MacAfee
Baby, Talk to MeAlbert Peterson and Quartet
Shriners' BalletRose Grant and Shriners
Kids (Reprise) Mr. MacAfee, Mrs. MacAfee, Randolph MacAfee and Townspeople
Spanish RoseRose Grant
RosieAlbert Peterson and Rose Grant