Category: Theater

Bye Bye Birdie – 2009

Original Bye Bye Birdie cast member Lada St. Edmund, who played “Penelope Ann” in the 1960 production, came to see Bye Bye Birdie and visit current cast member Deanna Cipolla who plays “Penelope Ann” in the  Roundabout Theatre company production. BroadwayWorld.com was there for the fun meet and greet!

The photographs below chronicle the historic meeting of the “Two Penelope Anns”

All photographs by Peter James Zielinski

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Bye Bye Birdie – 1960

Lada first earned Broadway credits as a singer/dancer/actress with the original Broadway cast of Bye, Bye Birdie as ”Penelope Ann” in 1960.  The production also featured Chita Rivera, Dick Van Dyke, Kay Medford, Paul Lynde, Dick Gautier, and Charles Nelson Reilly.

Check Out the Bye Bye Birdie Photo Gallery
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