'Bye Bye Birdie' set for its first B'way revival

January 26, 2009 10:22:16 AM PST
The swivel-hipped Conrad Birdie is coming back to Broadway.

The Roundabout Theatre Company says next season it will present the first Broadway revival of "Bye Bye Birdie," the musical tale of an Elvis Presley-inspired rock 'n' roll star and his effect on the teenagers in one small Ohio town.

Also on tap for the Roundabout during the 2009-10 season is a revival of Noel Coward's "Present Laughter," starring Victor Garber as a charming, world-weary matinee idol - not unlike the playwright himself.

Robert Longbottom will direct and choreograph "Birdie,' first seen on Braodway in 1960, and Nicholas Martin will direct "Present Laughter."

Dates, theaters and further casting will be announced later.

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