Bye Bye Birdie A Musical Comedy Set In The 1950's Rock & Roll Tradition


The Martin Beck Theatre was the host for the Broadway opening of Bye Bye Birdie in 1960.

Following the opening at The Martin Beck, the show moved two times. First to the 54th Street Theater and finally to The Shubert Theatre where it completed it's 607 performance run.

Bye Bye Birdie was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Gower Champion. The original Broadway cast included Dick Van Dyke and Chita Rivera. It was nominated for seven Tony Awards in 1961 and won four including Best Musical, Best Choreography, Best Direction of A Musical, and Best Featured Actor (Van Dyke).



Main Characters


  • Albert Peterson - baritone
  • Rosie Alverez - alto
  • Conrad Birdie - baritone
  • Kim MacAfee - soprano
  • Harry MacAfee - baritone
  • Mrs. MacAfee - mezzo-soprano
  • Ursula Merkle - mezzo -soprano
  • Hugo Peabody - spoken
  • Gloria Rasputin - spoken
  • Mr. Henkel - spoken

Musical Numbers By Act


Act I

  • Overture
  • An English Teacher - Rosie Alverez
  • The Telephone Hour - Sweet Apple Teens
  • How Lovely To Be A Woman - Kim MacAfee
  • Put On A Happy Face - Albert Peterson, Sad Girls
  • A Health Normal American Boy-Albert, Rosie, Ensemble
  • One Boy - Kim MacAfee, Hugo Peabody, Kim's Friends
  • Honestly Sincere - Conrad Birdie, Sweet Apple Teens
  • Hymn for A Sunday Evening - MacAfee Family
  • One Hundred Ways Ballet - Rosie Alvarez
  • One Last Kiss - Conrad Birdie, MacAfees, Ensemble
  • Act II

  • Entr' Act A & B
  • What Did I Ever See In Him? - Rosie, Kim
  • A Lot of Livin To Do - Conrad, Teens
  • Kids - Harry & Mrs. MacAfee
  • Baby, Talk to Me - Albert, Peterson
  • Shriner's Ballet - Rosie Alvarez, Shriners
  • Kids (Reprise) - Harry & Mrs. MacAfee,Parents
  • Ice House Livin - Conrad, Kim, Teens
  • An English Teacher (Reprise) - Rosie Alvarez
  • Spanish Rose - Rosie Alvarez
  • Hand Car - Conrad Birdie Fan Club
  • Rosie - Albert Peterson, Rosie Alvarez
  • Finale - Company