Why NBC’s Live Presentation of the Classic Broadway Musical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Has Been Delayed Again

Mar 2, 2018  •  Post A Comment

NBC’s “Bye Bye Birdie Live” has been pushed back again, with Variety reporting that the Jennifer Lopez-led production will now air in 2019 at the earliest.

The project “has been delayed for a second time due to the difficulty of coordinating with Lopez’s busy schedule, Variety has learned exclusively,” the story reports. “The project was originally slated to be NBC’s holiday musical event for winter 2017 but was pushed to 2018 last May because of Lopez’s schedule.”

Variety adds: “Lopez is shooting two movies later this year, plus she has a host of other commitments to NBC. She’s the exec producer and a judge on the Peacock’s summer unscripted series ‘World of Dance,’ and she stars in the police drama ‘Shades of Blue.’ On top of her film and TV work, Lopez is committed to finishing the last lap of her Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in September.”

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