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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

When heartthrob rock-n-roller Conrad Birdie came back from Vietnam, he disappeared for more than 20 years. But now he’s back… For one night only! With a score by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams and a book by Michael Stewart, Bring Back Birdie opened on Broadway in 1981, twenty years after its smash-hit prequel, Bye, Bye, Birdie! The short-lived sequel ran only 4 performances, but reunited the show’s creators and leading lady Chita Rivera.

The concert will feature appearances by original cast members, with a starry cast of special guests and newcomers.

Bring Back Birdie is presented as part of the Second Act Series, produced by Steven Carl McCasland and James Horan. Each evening revisits a short-lived musical, highlighting its neglected score and inviting audiences to rediscover a forgotten gem. Previous evenings include: Onward Victoria, Charlie and Algernon, and Eating Raoul.

Michael Walters (The Honeymooners) as Albert Peterson
Loni Ackerman (Evita, Cats, George M!) as Mae Peterson
Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story) as Jenny Peterson
Lucas Schultz (Mary Poppins, Pippin) as Albert Peterson Jr.
Tom Schario (Nice Work If You Can Get It) as Conrad Birdie
Lenora Nemetz (Bye Bye Birdie, Gypsy, Chicago) as Rose
Arbender Robinson (Shuffle Along, Les Miserables, The Book of Mormon) as Mtobe
Kristen Gehling (The Fix, Little Wars, What Was Lost) as Rose Number Two
Cleve Asbury (Bring Back Birdie Original Broadway Cast, How To Succeed…, Annie Get Your Gun, Me and My Girl) as Mr. Marshall
Also Featuring:
Shelby Anderson
Julia DeSimone (Henry, Sweet Henry)
Thomas Dieter
Mildred Gil
Phoenix Goodman
Kelly Reader
Tim Valentine

And more to be announced!

Past Performances

  • Wed, Nov 1 :7:00 pm
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