The Roundabout Theatre Company production of the musical Bye Bye Birdie, the first-ever Broadway revival of this regional and amateur theater mainstay, is closing at the newly refurbished Henry Miller’s Theatre today. Starring John Stamos (Full House on TV, Cabaret on Broadway), Gina Gershon, and Bill Irwin, Bye Bye Birdie was disliked by the critics but managed to do good enough ticket sales early in the run to merit an extension. Initially, the production was selling tickets through to April, but, presumably due to low ticket sales or to a failure to get suitable replacements for Stamos and Gershon when their contracts expired, Roundabout moved up the show’s closing date to January 24. The Dame Edna/Michael Feinstein show All About Me will take up residence at the Henry Miller’s Theatre following Birdie‘s departure.
Although it has been a hit with audiences (if not critics), the producers of the Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie just announced that the musical will be closing on January 24. Technically, that counts as a two-week extension for the limited-run production, but the closing announcement is still a bit of a surprise considering that Bye Bye Birdie had started selling tickets through late April, thus indicating that the show was settling in for a long extended run. The problem may be that star John Stamos is set to exit on January 24 and couldn’t be persuaded to renew his contract – nor could a suitable star be found to replace him. Another surprise early closing is the Broadway revival of David Mamet’s drama Oleanna. A closing date in January was announced only a couple weeks ago, but the producers have now decided to shutter the show even earlier, on December 6.
This is a great choice for a family looking for some good clean fun and who don’t want to see yet another Disney show. The production stars John Stamos (TV’s Full House) and Gina Gershon, and the score features classic songs like “Put On A Happy Face,” “Kids,” and “A Lot of Livin’ To Do”.
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There are a lot of firsts happening on West 43rd Street tonight. This evening will mark the first Broadway performance of the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Bye Bye Birdie. It will also mark the first time that the classic 1960 musical about an Elvis-style rocker has had a Broadway revival, which is quite surprising given that Bye Bye Birdie has become such a mainstay at regional theaters and high schools everywhere. And then there’s the theater itself. Tonight’s show will be the first public performance given at the newly refurbished Henry Miller’s Theatre, which hasn’t been in use for many years. Furthermore, it will mark the opening of Roundabout’s third Broadway home – up until now, Roundabout has merely had two Broadway theaters for its productions, the American Airlines Theatre and Studio 54. This production of Bye Bye Birdie stars John Stamos, Gina Gershon, Allie Trimm, and Bill Irwin, and is scheduled to run until January 10, 2010. The show’s official Broadway opening at Henry Miller’s Theatre will be on October 15.