• Our critic's rating:
    October 1, 2009

    What the popular press said...

    BEN BRANTLEY for NEW YORK TIMES says, "Painful example of misapplied talent"

    JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ for NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says, "A bumbling, badly cast version of "Bye Bye Birdie,"

    JOHN SIMON for BLOOMBERG says, "A triumph of lovable silliness."

    ELYSA GARDNER for USA TODAY says, "Milks this trifle for all its breezy charm."

    LINDA WINNER for NEWSDAY says "Busy and boring revival"

    ERIK HAAGENSEN for BACK STAGE "Number after number implodes, whether due to clueless direction, fussy and unfocused choreography, or incompetent singing and dancing."

    ROBERT FELDBERG for THE RECORD says, "A fresh and shiny production that, while uneven, is pleasingly fast on its feet."

    MICHAEL KUCHWARA for ASSOCIATED PRESS says, "Broadway's new "Birdie" doesn't take flight."

    FRANK SCHECK for HOLLYWOOD REPORTER says, "Thoroughly mediocre; a misdirected, miscast sluggish mishmash of a normally effervescent musical ."

    DAVID ROONEY for VARIETY says, "Warmed-over apple pie and flat soda pop, anyone?"

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