"Bye Bye Birdie Live!" is a live holiday musical production on NBC starring Jennifer Lopez.

Set at the height of rock 'n' roll, the production takes us to Sweet Apple, Ohio, where hip-thrusting music heartthrob Conrad Birdie is scheduled to give a lucky Sweet Apple lady "One Last Kiss" before being drafted into the Army. Conrad's rock 'n' roll ways send the small town reeling, giving the teens Birdie fever, shocking the parents with moral indignation, and placing songwriter/agent Albert Peterson along with his savvy sweetheart, Rosie, right in the thick of things. The story was inspired by the incredible popularity of Elvis Presley and his induction into the Army in 1957.

"Bye Bye Birdie Live!" is produced by Universal Television along with Jennifer Lopez's Nuyorican Productions, Storyline and Sony Pictures Television. Lopez executive produces with her producing partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina, alongside award-winning film, TV, and live musical executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Jerry Mitchell, a two-time Tony Award winner and eight-time nominee, is the stage director and two-time Emmy Award winner Alex Rudzinski ("World of Dance") is the live television director. Rudzinski is also an executive producer and Mitchell a producer. Harvey Fierstein, who has won Tony Awards for both acting ("Torch Song Trilogy," "Hairspray") and writing ("La Cage Aux Folles," "Torch Song Trilogy"), is the writer for the teleplay adaptation.


FACTS

Network: NBC
Genre: Musical
Premiere Date: 2017
Production Companies:
Universal Television
Nuyorican Productions
Storyline
Sony Pictures Television





 
 
 
 
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