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Bring Back Birdie   

 
Martin Beck Theatre, (3/05/1981 - 3/07/1981)
First Preview: Jan 26, 1981 Total Previews: 31
Opening Date: Mar 05, 1981    
Closing Date: Mar 07, 1981 Total Performances: 4

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President)
Produced by Lee Guber, Shelly Gross, Slade Brown and Jim Milford
Book by Michael Stewart; Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Lee Adams; Musical Director: Mark Hummel; Vocal arrangements by Mark Hummel; Dance arrangements by Daniel Troob; Music arranged by Ralph Burns, Stanley Applebaum, Daniel Troob, Philip J. Lang, Jim Tyler, Gary Anderson, Gerald Alters, Scott Kuney, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson and Charles Strouse
Conceived by Joe Layton; Directed by Joe Layton
Scenic Design by David Mitchell; Costume Design by Fred Voelpel; Lighting Design by David Hays; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Design by Werner Sherer
General Manager: Theatre Now, Inc.; Company Manager: Stephen Arnold
Production Stage Manager: Nicholas Russiyan; Stage Manager: Tony Manzi
Music Contractor: Seymour Press
Video Sequences Created by Wakefield Poole and Frank O'Dowd; Video Consultant: Lee M. Erdman
Still Photographs by Barbara J. Rossi; General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc.; Casting: Mary Jo Slater; Dance Captain: Zoya Leporska; Musical Consultant: Barbara Strouse; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne
Cast
Donald O'ConnorAlbert
Chita RiveraRose
Maurice HinesMtobe
Maria KarnilovaMae Peterson
Cleve Asbury"Filth" Group
Stage Door Johnnie
Bill BatemanTourist
Reporter #1
Stage Door Johnnie
Vanessa BellGirl Friend
Chorus Girl
Birdette
Michael BlevinsCameraman
Jeb BrownGary
"Filth" Group
Julie CohenGirl Friend
Frank DeSalPorter
Rev. Sun
Reporter #3
Street Cleaner
Stage Door Johnnie
Leon Evans"Filth" Group
Lynnda FergusonRose II
Marcel ForestieriMayor C.B. Townsend
Mark Frawley"Filth" Group
Betsy FridaySunnie
Chorus Girl
Birdette
Larry HymanIndian Brave
Reporter #3
Christine LangnerGirl Friend
Zoya LeporskaTourist's Wife
Effie
Donna MonroeReporter #2
Robin MorseJenny
Peter Oliver NormanHouse Manager
Stage Door Johnnie
Howard ParkerHogan
Guard
Marshall
Kevin PetittWalter
Rebecca RenfroeShopping Bag Lady
Chorus Girl
Birdette
Evan SeplowAlbert, Jr.
"Filth" Group
Barbara Dare ThomasGirl Friend
Janet WongIndian Squaw
Swings: Porter Hudson and Donna Ritchie
Standby: Howard Parker (Albert) and Michon Peacock (Rose)
Understudies: Cleve Asbury (Gary), Bill Bateman (Conrad), Michael Blevins (Albert, Jr.), Betsy Friday (Rose II), Zoya Leporska (Mae Peterson) and Peter Oliver Norman (Mtobe)
Tony Award®
 1981 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Chita Rivera
Drama Desk Award
 1981 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Chita Rivera
music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Lee Adams
ACT 1 Sung By
Twenty Happy YearsRose and Albert
Movin' OutJenny, Gary and Kids
Half of a CoupleJenny and Girl Friends
I Like What I DoRose
Bring Back BirdieMtobe and Company
Movin' Out (Reprise) Kids
Baby, You Can Count On MeAlbert
A Man Worth Fightin' ForRose and Cowboys
You Can Never Go BackMayor C.B. Townsend
FilthFilth
Back in Show Biz AgainAlbert
ACT 2 Sung By
Middle Age BluesAlbert
Inner PeaceRose, Rev. Sun and Sunnies
There's A Brand-New Beat in HeavenMtobe and The Tucson Tabernacle Choir
Twenty Happy Years (Reprise) Albert
Well, I'm Not!Rose
When Will Grown-ups Grow Up?Kids
Middle Age Blues (Reprise) Albert
YoungAlbert
Show GirlsZepol Sisters and Stage Door Johnnies
Bring Back Birdie (Reprise) Conrad and The Birdettes
Twenty Happy Years (Reprise) Albert and Rose