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Jennifer Lopez to Star in NBC's 'Bye Bye Birdie' Live Musical!

Jennifer Lopez to Star in NBC's 'Bye Bye Birdie' Live Musical!

NBC has announced that Jennifer Lopez will star in a live production of the musical Bye Bye Birdie in 2017!

The 47-year-old entertainer will play the role of Rosie, which was originated in the Broadway version of the musical by the legendary Chita Rivera.

Harvey Fierstein will write the television adaptation of the musical, which will air next holiday season.

First up for NBC is the upcoming production of Hairspray Live this December and Harvey is playing the role of Edna Turnblad, which he originated in the Broadway version.

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  • namers

    That’s great. The movie with Ann-Margaret came out and we knew all the songs. It was a send up on Elvis’ being drafted into the Army. I look forward to this version with Jennifer in the Janet Leigh role.

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  • T’s Martini Lounge

    Flop. No talent JHO Bag can’t sing dance or act, so this will be awful. She’ll turn it into a lewd stripper show.

  • sharon92

    I guess actual singing ability isn’t required for a musical.

  • KrisPaysForPress

    When are we going to stop pretending that Jennifer Lopez is a multi-talented person?
    Just because she flails about singing, dancing, and acting in a thoroughly mediocre manner does not mean she’s actually good at any of them.
    Right now, there are tens of thousands of truly talented women out there who actually can do all of those things well.
    Give them a chance at the spotlight and let Jenny go back to her block.