NBC has announced that Jennifer Lopez will star in and produce a live television version of the Tony Award-winning musical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’.
According to NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, JLo came to NBC with the idea.
Executive producing team Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who were behind NBC’s other live television musicals, will once again be on board.
“Broadway musicals and films fueled my childhood and ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ was one of my favorites,” stated Lopez in a statement.
NBC’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie Live!” will be based on the 1960 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that starred Dick Van Dyke as Albert Peterson and Chita Rivera as Rosie. Lopez will play Rosie.