It appears that fans are going to have to wait a little longer to see JLo’s Bye Bye Birdie Live!.
The NBC network has announced that its live musical starring Jennifer Lopez (Jlo) that was set for December 2017 has been pushed to 2018. The news comes two weeks after NBC announced a live production of Jesus Christ Superstar for Easter Sunday 2018.
The delay is due to Lopez’s busy schedule; she stars on NBC’s recently renewed Shades of Blue and will be a judge and mentor on its summer dance competition World of Dance.
Lopez will play Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie Live! and also executive produces with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Universal Television will produce with Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions, Storyline and Sony Pictures Television. Harvey Fierstein is writing the teleplay adaptation, with Tony winner Jerry Mitchell and Emmy winner Alex Rudzinski set to direct.