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[03/02/18 - 11:57 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 2
Updates include: Jessica Alba to star opposite Gabrielle Union in NBC's "Bad Boys" spin-off; Demian Bichir to lead "Grand Hotel" at ABC; and Perdita Weeks set as Higgins in CBS's "Magnum, PI" reboot.

[05/25/17 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 25
Updates include: T.J. Miller to exit HBO's "Silicon Valley"; Sophia Bush likewise to depart NBC's "Chicago PD"; and season three of Syfy's "Channel Zero" sets leads.

[03/03/17 - 10:13 AM]
Tony Winner Jerry Mitchell and Emmy Winner Alex Rudzinski Join NBC's Anticipated Holiday Production of "Bye Bye Birdie Live!"
"It's a joy to work with Jerry Mitchell and Alex Rudzinski again after their incredible partnership on 'Hairspray Live!,' which elevated our live musicals to a new height," said Robert Greenblatt.

[10/27/16 - 08:10 PM]
NBC Drafts Jennifer Lopez to Executive Produce and Star in Tony Award-Winning Musical "Bye Bye Birdie Live!"
Lopez will star in the iconic role of "Rosie" and executive produce with her producing partners Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina alongside award-winning film, TV, and live musical executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.







BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE! (NBC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
10/27/16 - 3/2/18
STATUS:
currently in development
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, October 2016) Continuing its role as the broadcast leader in bringing event programming to a national audience, it was announced today that NBC is joining forces with Jennifer Lopez for "Bye Bye Birdie Live!," a 2017 holiday production of the celebrated Broadway musical. Lopez will star in the iconic role of "Rosie" and executive produce with her producing partners Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina alongside award-winning film, TV, and live musical executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. NBC's "Bye Bye Birdie Live!" will be based on the 1960 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that starred Dick Van Dyke as Albert Peterson (earning Van Dyke a Tony) and Chita Rivera as Rosie (earning Rivera a Tony nomination). The book was by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse. "Bye Bye Birdie" was also a 1963 Golden Globe-nominated feature film that starred Van Dyke and Janet Leigh. Featured in the movie was Ann-Margret as Kim MacAfee, a role that would propel her to stardom. Set at the height of rock 'n' roll, "Bye Bye Birdie" takes us to Sweet Apple, Ohio, where hip-thrusting music heartthrob Conrad Birdie is scheduled to give a lucky Sweet Apple lady "One Last Kiss" before being drafted into the Army. Conrad's rock 'n' roll ways send the small town reeling, giving the teens Birdie fever, shocking the parents with moral indignation, and placing songwriter/agent Albert Peterson along with his savvy sweetheart, Rosie, right in the thick of things. The story was inspired by the incredible popularity of Elvis Presley and his induction into the Army in 1957.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jennifer Lopez as Rosie
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alex Rudzinski as DIR
· Benny Medina as EP
· Craig Zadan as EP
· Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas as EP
· Harvey Fierstein as WRTR
· Jennifer Lopez as EP
· Michael Stewart as PLAY
· Neil Meron as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a play
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Nuyorican Productions
· Sony Pictures Television
· Storyline Entertainment
· Universal Television