pixeltracker

Borle, Sykes, and Rodriguez will lead Kennedy Center's BYE BYE BIRDIE

Borle, Sykes, and Rodriguez will lead Kennedy Center's BYE BYE BIRDIE

jacobsnchz14 Profile Photo
jacobsnchz14
#1Borle, Sykes, and Rodriguez will lead Kennedy Center's BYE BYE BIRDIE
Posted: 2/20/24 at 11:50am

Christian Borle, Krysta Rodriguez, & Ephraim Sykes Will Lead Kennedy Center's BYE BYE BIRDIE (broadwayworld.com)

Casting has been announced for  The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts's Broadway Center Stage production of Bye Bye Birdie. The production will star two-time Tony Award® winner Christian Borle (Some Like It Hot, Something Rotten!) as Albert Peterson, Krysta Rodriguez (Into the Woods, Spring Awakening) as Rosie Alvarez, and Tony Award® nominee Ephraim Sykes (Ain’t Too Proud, NBC’s Hairspray Live!) as Conrad Birdie.

The production will be directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, the Kennedy Center’s Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, and How to Succeed…), with choreography by Denis Jones (Tootsie, The Kennedy Center’s Guys and Dolls). Tickets for Bye Bye Birdie go on sale to Kennedy Center Members tomorrow and to the public on February 22 via the Kennedy Center website or by calling 202-467-4600. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

“After a four year postponement from March 2020, what a thrill it is to finally be producing the joyous Bye Bye Birdie for Broadway Center Stage! With Marc Bruni and Denis Jones—who did such great work with our Guys and Dolls in 2022—alongside this starry Broadway cast, the show could not be in the better hands,” said Jeffrey Finn, Broadway Center Stage Artistic Director and Kennedy Center Vice President and Executive Producer of Theater.

KevinKlawitter
#2Borle, Sykes, and Rodriguez will lead Kennedy Center's BYE BYE BIRDIE
Posted: 2/20/24 at 12:00pm

Okay, that's fantastic casting.

ggersten Profile Photo
ggersten
#3Borle, Sykes, and Rodriguez will lead Kennedy Center's BYE BYE BIRDIE
Posted: 2/20/24 at 1:42pm

Before I opened the post, I saw Sykes in the title and was intrigued the by idea of Wanda Sykes as Albert's mother. 

jacobsnchz14 Profile Photo
jacobsnchz14
#4Borle, Sykes, and Rodriguez will lead Kennedy Center's BYE BYE BIRDIE
Posted: 4/2/24 at 10:42am

Richard Kind, Jennifer Laura Thompson & More Join Kennedy Center's BYE BYE BIRDIE (broadwayworld.com)

The full cast has been announced for the Broadway Center Stage production of Bye Bye Birdie at the Kennedy Center. Joining the previously announced Christian Borle as Albert Peterson, Krysta Rodriguez as Rosie Alvarez, and Ephraim Sykes as Conrad Birdie, are SAG Award winner Caroline Aaron (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) as Mae Peterson, Ashlyn Maddox (Parade) as Kim MacAfee, Tony Award® nominee Richard Kind (The Big Knife, The Producers) as Harry MacAfee, and Tony Award® nominee Jennifer Laura Thompson (Dear Evan Hansen, Nice Work If You Can Get It) as Doris MacAfee.

The cast will also include Allison BlackwellSarah ChiuDavid Aron DamaneJackera Davis as Ursula Merkle, Victor de Paula RochaMiguel Gil as Hugo Peabody, Jalen Michael JonesEvan KinnaneHenry Kirk as Randolph MacAfee, Kevin LigonKelly LomonteLuke Kolbe MannikusLinda MuglestonMegan Sikora as Gloria Rasputin, Maria Cristina Posada Slye, Renell Taylor, and Dori Waymer.

This new production, dedicated to the memory of original Bye Bye Birdie star and 2002 Kennedy Center Honoree Chita Rivera, will be directed by Marc Bruni(Beautiful; the Kennedy Center’s Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, and How to Succeed…), with choreography by Denis Jones (Tootsie, the Kennedy Center’s Guys and Dolls) and music direction by John Bell (Spamalot, Into the Woods).

ErmengardeStopSniveling Profile Photo
ErmengardeStopSniveling
#5Borle, Sykes, and Rodriguez will lead Kennedy Center's BYE BYE BIRDIE
Posted: 4/2/24 at 11:45am

Caroline Aaron and Richard Kind will be amazing in this.

Kad Profile Photo
Kad
#6Borle, Sykes, and Rodriguez will lead Kennedy Center's BYE BYE BIRDIE
Posted: 4/2/24 at 12:32pm

ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Caroline Aaron and Richard Kind will be amazing in this."

Agreed. Kind is a very underrated performer, imo.


"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."

Globefan
#7Borle, Sykes, and Rodriguez will lead Kennedy Center's BYE BYE BIRDIE
Posted: 4/2/24 at 1:39pm

I hope this production transfers. 

kdogg36 Profile Photo
kdogg36
#8Borle, Sykes, and Rodriguez will lead Kennedy Center's BYE BYE BIRDIE
Posted: 4/2/24 at 7:44pm

Kad said: "Kind is a veryunderrated performer, imo."

He totally sold me on Bounce when I saw it at the Kennedy Center so many years ago. Under whatever name, it's always been Addison's show for me, and he was an amazing Addison.


Latest Posts