Musicals, live and/or taped, on cable networks are clearly the hip wave to be on. This year alone we had Grease Live!, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and most recently Hairspray Live!, and come next year this time we’ll have another one for the books.
During Hairspray Live!, NBC announced it’s next musical that would be coming December 2017. Drum roll please….get ready for Bye Bye Birdie Live! starring Jennifer Lopez as Rosie.
The live music follows the same premise as the 1963 film based on the Broadway show starring Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, and Jesse Pearson. A rock singer, Conrad Birdie, is being shipped off to war, but before he goes he wishes to kiss his biggest fan.
Lopez has been the only cast member announced thus far in the Harvey Fierstein written play, so I’m eager to see who else will make up the cast.
Watch the announcement for Bye Bye Birdie Live! in the clip below and share your thoughts in the comments.
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— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) December 8, 2016