Rock-and-roll icon Conrad Birdie is about to go into the Army, and plans are being made to arrange his final going-away concert.
TV invites a new generation to fall in love with an old musical
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Did You Know?
The first adaptation to include the title song as part of the story (a group of teenage girls sing it near the beginning as a farewell to Conrad Birdie). The song is not part of the original Broadway score and was added for the 1963 film. In that version, Ann-Margret sang the song as a prelude and reprised it as the film ended. See more
Albert, Rose and Conrad are shown departing from New York's Pennsylvania Station, in the film a terminal with "head-end" outdoor platforms at the same level as the station lobby. In reality, trains ran through Penn Station with platforms on the lower level. See more
Version of Bye Bye Birdie
Put On a Happy Face
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Sung by Jason Alexander See more