Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
 
Date of Birth: August 31, 1939 (81)
THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY to Open at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Photo THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY to Open at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019

Everyday, it's a getting; closer to Jan. 18, when BUDDY HOLLY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY begins previews at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. The original jukebox musical featuring 20 of Holly's timeless hits runs through Feb. 16. The official opening night is Jan. 23.

BWW Review: BUDDY at the Belmont - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Photo BWW Review: BUDDY at the Belmont - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 19, 2019

Does everyone love Buddy Holly? The Brits certainly do. Alan Janes' BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY opened on the West End in London in 1989 and ran for eight years the first time, toured the United Kingdom over 25 years, and was revived for a year on the West End in 2007, so there's been massive love for the show there for three decades. It's been here, too, as BUDDY opened on Broadway in 1990 and has kept going around America since then as well.

Buddy Holly Is Back on Top at Casa Manana Photo Buddy Holly Is Back on Top at Casa Manana
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019

Casa Mañana opens its 2019-20, presented by Frank Kent Cadillac, with the world's hottest rock-n-roll musical, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. The show runs September 7-15, 2019. Tickets are on sale now.

BWW Review: BUDDY...THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at New Theatre Restaurant Photo BWW Review: BUDDY...THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at New Theatre Restaurant
by Alan Portner - May 3, 2019

Most Midwesterners older than a certain age have heard the name and may even know how young Buddy Holly died.  Some fans know exactly where they were and from whom they heard the news.  Many fewer know much about Buddy's backstory.   That hole in the history in early Rock and Roll is plugged by the new production of "Buddy … The Buddy Holly Story" at New Theater Restaurant in Overland Park now through July 7.

Photo Coverage: BUDDY-The Buddy Holly Story Honors the 60th Anniversary of 'The Day T Photo Photo Coverage: BUDDY-The Buddy Holly Story Honors the 60th Anniversary of 'The Day The Music Died'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 4, 2019

February 3 was the 60th Anniversary of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story celebrated the anniversary at the show and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos below!

Bucks County Playhouse Brings Back BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Photo Bucks County Playhouse Brings Back BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Following the record-breaking box-office success of "Million Dollar Quartet," Bucks County Playhouse will present for the third time its signature production of "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" beginning Friday, February 8 through Sunday, March 3. The Playhouse's Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Joshua Fiedler announced final casting for the production, that will once again be directed by Hunter Foster (BCP's "Million Dollar Quartet" and "42nd Street"), and choreographed by Lorin Latarro (Broadway's "Waitress"), both of whom are also Bucks County Playhouse Artistic Associates.

BWW Review: BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at the Engeman Photo BWW Review: BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at the Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 24, 2019

Northport's exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a boffo incarnation of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story. Running through March 3rd at the Long Island venue, the musical is strongly directed by Keith Andrews and boasts an absolutely stellar cast many of whom have been in previous productions of this show. While we know Buddy (along with a few of his friends) died young and tragically in a plane crash, Alan Janes has certainly created a joyous celebration of Buddy's life.

Photo Flash:  The John W. Engeman Theater Presents BUDDY ��"THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Photo Photo Flash: The John W. Engeman Theater Presents BUDDY ��"THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for BUDDY -THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. Performances begin on Thursday, January 17 and run through Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Photo Coverage: BUDDY, The Buddy Holly Story, Celebrates Opening Night at The John W. Photo Photo Coverage: BUDDY, The Buddy Holly Story, Celebrates Opening Night at The John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 23, 2019

The John W. Engeman Theater presents BUDDY -THE Buddy Holly STORY. playing now through Sunday, March 3, 2019. Check out photos of all the action of the show's opening night on Broadway!

BUDDY- THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Comes to The John W. Engeman Theater Photo BUDDY- THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Comes to The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for BUDDY -THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. Performances begin on Thursday, January 17 and run through Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Extra Performance Of BUDDY Added For June 10 Photo Extra Performance Of BUDDY Added For June 10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Lefra Productions' Musical, BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY plays at Emperors Palace until 10 June 2018. Due to high demand for tickets, Lefra Productions and Emperors Palace decided to schedule an extra performance this coming Sunday, 10 June at 11:00.

Fulton Theatre Presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Photo Fulton Theatre Presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

The Fulton Theatre in association with Maine State Music Theatre is excited to bring to the stage, Million Dollar Quartet! The electrifying story of how 4 stars made music history!

Lefra Productions to Hold Auditions for May Production of BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STO Photo Lefra Productions to Hold Auditions for May Production of BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Emperors Palace
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Lefra Productions is excited to announce the staging of BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at the Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace from 14 May to 10 June. Written by Alan Janes to showcase a jukebox of pop hits from the late 1950s, BUDDY has been enjoyed by millions of people around the world and tells the story of the tragically short life of Buddy Holly, who along with his high-school friends, the Crickets, turned country music upside down to create some of the best rock 'n' roll songs ever written.

RAVE ON: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Released On Digital Formats Photo RAVE ON: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Released On Digital Formats
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

One of the most influential Rock and Roll artists of all time, Buddy Holly embossed the music world with an incredible body of music in his all-too-brief career, before his untimely death at the age of 22. RAVE ON: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, which will be released via Digital Formats by Eagle Rock Entertainment on December 1, traces and celebrates his legacy.

BWW Review: BUDDY-THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater Photo BWW Review: BUDDY-THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater
by Rich Mehrenberg - Sep 30, 2017

Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story claims to be' the most successful rock n' roll musical of all time', and with good reason.

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN Photo Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama.

Original Broadway 'Elvis' Stars in HEARTBREAK HOTEL, Starting Tonight at Ogunquit Pla Photo Original Broadway 'Elvis' Stars in HEARTBREAK HOTEL, Starting Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

From the creator of Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, the Ogunquit Playhouse will produce the World Premiere of Heartbreak Hotel, as part of its 85th anniversary season, on stage tonight, August 30, to September 30.

Original Broadway 'Elvis' to Star in HEARTBREAK HOTEL Premiere at Ogunquit Playhouse Photo Original Broadway 'Elvis' to Star in HEARTBREAK HOTEL Premiere at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

From the creator of Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, the Ogunquit Playhouse will produce the World Premiere of Heartbreak Hotel, as part of its 85th anniversary season, on stage August 30 to September 30.

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN Photo Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama.

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Enters Final Week at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) acclaimed staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family, will close as scheduled next week, on July 16. Just 15 New York performances remain of the production.

 1