It’s been three months since NBC announced they would be pushing Bye Bye Birdie Live! back from 2017 to 2018. There has been no word on the status of the planned production that is set to star multi-talented Jennifer Lopez, who will also produce.
2018 is not that far away. One would think there would be some sort of news coming out of camps NBC and Lopez.
The question now is WHEN the production will be mounted. Hopefully the question will not be IF the production will happen, Or if it does happen will it be without Lopez on board?
Lopez is set to play Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie Live!
At the time of the anouncement of the delay, it was attributed to Lopez’s busy schedule; she stars on NBC’s recently renewed Shades of Blue and is a judge and mentor on World of Dance.
JLo’s production partners include 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.