Lopez to star in TV mu­si­cal

The Sun (Malaysia) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

JEN­NIFER LOPEZ has been tapped to star in a TV adap­ta­tion of the mu­si­cal Bye Bye Birdie.

Ac­cord­ing to Va­ri­ety, Lopez ( right) will star and also serve as ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer. The live show will air as a hol­i­day spe­cial on NBC in 2017.

The mu­si­cal was first per­formed on Broad­way in 1960 with Dick Van Dyke star­ring and was adapted into a fea­ture film. It was also re­vived on Broad­way in 2010, with John Sta­mos and Gina Ger­shon.

In­spired by the phe­nom­e­non of Elvis Pres­ley, the mu­si­cal re­volves around rock star Con­rad Birdie, who is drafted into the army, break­ing the hearts of young teenage girls ev­ery­where.

His man­ager and his man­ager’s girl­friend Rosie plot to give him a fi­nal hur­rah on The Ed Sul­li­van Show, in which he kisses a ran­domly cho­sen high school girl good­bye be­fore head­ing off to the army.

Lopez will play the role of Rosie. – AFP-Re­laxnews

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