Watch the Birdie!

Watch the Birdie! is a 1964 comedy play by Norman Krasna.[1][2]

Watch the Birdie!
Written byNorman Krasna
Date premiered1964
Original languageEnglish
Genresex comedy


A crack legal secretary working for an attorney specializing in divorce cases, Helen is happy in her job until a personable young man appears and offers her the chance to go to Paris as his assistant.


In October 1962 Seven Arts announced they had bought the stage rights and would co produce the play with Fred Coe.[3] In April 1964 Ray Stark of Seven Arts announced he hoped to produce the play next.[4]

In 1964 June it was announced Joan Blondell, Peggy Ann Garner and Alan Alda would appear in a production in Florida.[5]


  1. Patrick McGilligan, "Norman Krasna", Backstory: Interviews with Screenwriters of Hollywood's Golden Age, California Press p 217
  2. Review from Miami Herald in 1964 accessed 30 November 2013
  3. FILMMAKER SETS BUSY STAGE ROLE: 7 Arts, as Backer, Differs From MCA on Aloofness By MURRAY SCHUMACH New York Times 30 Oct 1962: 30.
  4. RIALTO NEWS: RAY STARK: ' Funny Girl' Producer Plans for Future -- Other Items By LEWIS FUNKE. New York Times (1923-Current file); New York, N.Y. [New York, N.Y]05 Apr 1964: X1.
  5. LINCOLN TROUPE WEIGHS 5 PLAYS: 4 Classics Considered for 2d Repertory Season By SAM ZOLOTOW. New York Times 12 June 1964: 44.
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