Bring Back Birdie

Musical - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

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  • First Preview: January 26, 1981
  • Opening Date: March 5, 1981
  • Closing Date: March 7, 1981
  • Previews: 31
  • Performances: 4

Music: Charles Strouse

Lyrics: Lee Adams

Book: Michael Stewart


In this musical sequel to Bye Bye Birdie, it's 20 years after Conrad Birdie left for the Army, and Rose and Albert, now married, have to find him again for an appearance on the Grammy Awards broadcast, while also contending with rebellious children and other calamities.


Opening Night Cast

Donald O'Connor in Bring Back Birdie Donald O'Connor Albert
Chita Rivera in Bring Back Birdie Chita Rivera Rose
Maurice Hines in Bring Back Birdie Maurice Hines Mtobe
Maria Karnilova Mae Peterson
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Opening Night Production Credits

Michael Stewart Michael Stewart Book
Charles Strouse Charles Strouse Music
Lee Adams Lee Adams Lyrics
  Joe Layton Director
  David Mitchell Scenic Design
  Fred Voelpel Costume Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Chita Rivera Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Actress in a Musical Chita Rivera Nominee
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