THE first Broadway revival of “Bye Bye Birdie” has found a home.
The Roundabout Theatre Company says it will open the musical on October 15 at the new Henry Miller’s Theatre, constructed behind the restored neo-Georgian facade of the original theater built more than 90 years ago.
The 1,055-seat theatre is on New York’s West 43rd Street in the new Bank of America Tower near Times Square.
“Birdie” will star John Stamos, Gina Gershon and Bill Irwin in a production directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom.
The 1960 musical concerns an Elvis Presley-like rock ‘n’ roll star named Conrad Birdie who is being drafted into the army and the effect his departure has on the teenagers in a small Ohio town. “Birdie” features a score by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams and a book by Michael Steward.
Stamos will play the star’s manager, Albert Peterson, and Gershon will portray the manager’s long-suffering secretary.
The original theater was built by actor-manager Henry Miller and opened on April 1, 1918.