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Hi, Hi, Birdie: After 50 years …

birdieBe Warned, Ann Margaret fans!

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/theater/11mcgr.html?_r=1&ref=arts

http://www.chitarivera.com/productions/bye_bye_birdie.htm

Dick Van Dyke and Chita Rivera!
And Paul Lynde! His “Ed Sullivan” and “Kids” were show stoppers!

Here is an extra for Lynde fans:
Three quips from Hollywood Squares with host Peter Marshall.

MARSHALL:
Why do the Hells Angels wear leather?
LYNDE: Because chiffon wrinkles so easily.

MARSHALL: According to the World Book, is it OK to freeze your persimmons?
LYNDE: No, you should dress warmly.

MARSHALL: What are “dual purpose” cattle good for that other cattle aren’t?
LYNDE: They give milk and cookies… but I don’t recommend the cookies.

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#1 Comment By (d)HTK On October 10, 2009 @ 5:13 pm

Thanks for the post, Dick. Saw the show two weeks ago. Lotsa fun but the production seemed kind of I would say ‘thin’, for example compared with the current revival of South Pacific. ….and Finians Rainbow goes into Previews about the same time Birdie officially “opens”. Sure hope one of them works in these hardscrabble times.