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 original Broadway production of "Bye Bye Birdie" opened at the Martin Beck Theater on April 14, 1960, ran for 607 performances and won the 1961 Tony Award for the Best Musical. Dick Van Dyke
recreated his 1961 Tony Award winning performance for Best Featured Actor in a Musical playing Albert Peterson who was played by Jason Alexander
in this television production. 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
A Healthy, Normal American Boy
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Sung by Jason Alexander
, Vanessa Williams
and Chorus See more