Caroline Aaron, Ashlyn Maddox, Richard Kind, And Jennifer Laura Thompson Join Cast Of The Kennedy Centers Broadway Center Stage Production Of Bye Bye Birdie


Jennifer Laura Thompson, Richard Kind, Ashlyn Maddox

Alex Mecklosky
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April 2, 2024 2:00 PM

The cast made us put on a happy face! Full casting for the highly anticipated Broadway Center Stage production of Bye Bye Birdie has been announced. As previously announced, Bye Bye Birdie will star two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle as Albert Peterson, Krysta Rodriguez as Rosie Alvarez, and Tony Award nominee Ephraim Sykes as Conrad Birdie. They will be joined by SAG Award winner Caroline Aaron as Mae Peterson, Ashlyn Maddox as Kim MacAfee, Tony Award nominee Richard Kind  as Harry MacAfee, and Tony Award nominee Jennifer Laura Thompson as Doris MacAfee.

The cast will also include Allison Blackwell, Sarah Chiu, David Aron Damane, Jackera Davis, Victor de Paula Rocha, Miguel Gil, Jalen Michael Jones, Evan Kinnane, Henry Kirk, Kevin Ligon, Kelly LoMonte, Luke Kolbe Mannikus, Linda Mugleston, Megan Sikora, 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, and will be directed by Marc Bruni.  Choreography will be done by Denis Jones and music direction by John Bell.

In this ebullient winner of four Tony Awards, teen idol Conrad Birdie is drafted into the Army,but before he leaves, he’ll perform a new song on The Ed Sullivan Show and give one last kiss to a lucky fan.

Bye Bye Birdie will have scenic design by Lee Savage, lighting design by Cory Pattak, costume design by Linda Cho, sound design by Haley Parcher, video and projection design by Nathan Scheuer, and wig design by Tom Watson. Geoff Josselson is the casting director. The production will also feature the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.

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Alex Mecklosky

As a native New Yorker, Alex has always loved everything involving theatre. With a degree in Theatre and New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, Alex realized that, since he was not talented enough to be on Broadway, the next best thing would be to write about it!