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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
Donald O'Connor
Chita Rivera
Maurice Hines
Maria Karnilova
Mae Peterson
Cleve Asbury
"Filth" Group
Stage Door Johnnie
Bill Bateman
Reporter #1
Stage Door Johnnie
Vanessa Bell
Girl Friend
Chorus Girl
Michael Blevins
Jeb Brown
"Filth" Group
Julie Cohen
Girl Friend
Frank DeSal
Rev. Sun
Reporter #3
Street Cleaner
Stage Door Johnnie
Leon Evans
"Filth" Group
Lynnda Ferguson
Rose II
Marcel Forestieri
Mayor C.B. Townsend
Mark Frawley
"Filth" Group
Betsy Friday
Chorus Girl
Larry Hyman
Indian Brave
Reporter #3
Christine Langner
Girl Friend
Zoya Leporska
Tourist's Wife
Donna Monroe
Reporter #2
Robin Morse
Peter Oliver Norman
House Manager
Stage Door Johnnie
Howard Parker
Kevin Petitt
Rebecca Renfroe
Shopping Bag Lady
Chorus Girl
Evan Seplow
Albert, Jr.
"Filth" Group
Barbara Dare Thomas
Girl Friend
Janet Wong
Indian 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 Years Rose and Albert
Movin' Out Jenny, Gary and Kids
Half of a Couple Jenny and Girl Friends
I Like What I Do Rose
Bring Back Birdie Mtobe and Company
Movin' Out (Reprise) Kids
Baby, You Can Count On Me Albert
A Man Worth Fightin' For Rose and Cowboys
You Can Never Go Back Mayor C.B. Townsend
Filth Filth
Back in Show Biz Again Albert
ACT 2 Sung By
Middle Age Blues Albert
Inner Peace Rose, Rev. Sun and Sunnies
There's A Brand-New Beat in Heaven Mtobe 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
Young Albert
Show Girls Zepol Sisters and Stage Door Johnnies
Bring Back Birdie (Reprise) Conrad and The Birdettes
Twenty Happy Years (Reprise) Albert and Rose