Directors Announced for NBC’s ‘Bye Bye Birdie Live!’

Directors Announced for NBC’s ‘Bye Bye Birdie Live!’

NBC has added stage director Jerry Mitchell and live-television director Alex Rudzinski to the creative team for its next live musical event, ‘Bye Bye Birdie Live!’ Mitchell and Rudzinski worked together on last year’s NBC musical, ‘Hairspray Live!’

Mitchell served as choreographer on ‘Hairspray Live!’ and is the director of Broadway musical ‘Get On Your Feet,’ about the life of Gloria Estefan. He is a Tony winner for 2013’s ‘Kinky Boots’ and 2005’s revival of ‘La Cage Aux Folles.’

Rudzinski, who directed ‘Hairspray Live!’ is director and co-executive producer of NBC’s upcoming dance competition series ‘World of Dance,’ which is executive produced by ‘Bye Bye Birdie Live!’ star and executive producer Jennifer Lopez. He won an Emmy for Fox’s ‘Grease Live!’ and has directed 22 seasons of ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars.’

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