BWW TV: Watch Highlights from BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at the MUNY!
The Muny presents Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, beginning tonight, July 13, and running through July 20 at Forest Park. Written by Alan Janes, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Josh Walden and music directed by Michael Horsley. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production!
The full cast includes Andy Christopher (Buddy Holly), Nicholas Rodriguez (Ritchie Valens), John Scherer (Hipockets Duncan), Jo Lynn Burks (Vi Petty), Joe Cosmo Cogen (Jerry Allison), Christopher Ryan Grant (Big Bopper), Ben Nordstrom(Clearlake MC), Michael James Reed (Norman Petty),Sharone Sayegh (Maria Elena), and Sam Weber (Joe Mauldin). With Theodore Brookins, Richard Costa, Nathan Douglas, Margaret Dudasik, Jahi Eskridge, Lamar Harris, Teressa Kindle, Kyle Lacy, Shawn Platzker, Troy Valjean Rucker, Nick Savage, Nasia Thomas, and Brinie Wallace.
Making its Muny premiere, Buddy -The Buddy Holly Story is based on the all too short life and career of Buddy Holly.Buddy Holly created the sounds and styles that defined American rock 'n roll, and this fantastic show features such hit songs as "That'll Be The Day," "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" "Peggy Sue" and "Johnny B. Goode." Buddy -The Buddy Holly Story opened in London's West End where it ran for over 12 years. It premiered on Broadway in 1990.