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BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Opens Tonight at Benedum Center

Pittsburgh CLO will welcome the musical Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story to the Benedum Center today, July 30 - August 4. Tickets are available online at pittsburghCLO.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square.

In just three short years, Buddy Holly set the music world on fire and forever changed the face and sound of rock and roll. Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story charts his meteoric climb, legendary adventures and tragic fall on the fateful day the music died. Armed with a Fender Stratocaster guitar, his signature specs and a charismatic blend of rockabilly swagger, Buddy explodes onto the stage in this jukebox musical fully loaded with classics "Peggy Sue," "Oh Boy," "That'll Be the Day," "Well All Right," "Not Fade Away" and many more with an encore that will have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles.

Buddy is directed and choreographed by Norb Joerder with creative consultation by Matt Salisbury and music direction by John Banister.

Currently alternating in the title role of Buddy Holly are Andy Christopher and Kurt Jenkins. The cast also features Joe Cosmo Cogen (Jerry Allison), Ryan G. Dunkin (The Big Bopper), Ryan Jagru (Ritchie Valens), and Sam Weber (Joe B. Mauldin) with Eric Scott Anthony, Greg Bosworth, Jennifer Drew, Steve Gagliastro, Noellia Hernandez, Carrie A. Johnson, Carolyn Malfa, Sean McGibbon, Lacretta Nicole and T. Scott Ross.

One of the first jukebox musicals, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story has been seen by millions of fans in fifteen countries around the world, including the United States. The musical premiered in London's West End in October, 1989, where it ran for twelve years and over 5,000 performances, A Broadway production followed in 1990. The score includes over twenty of rock and roll's greatest hits by Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and more.

Tickets start at $45.75 and are available online at pittsburghCLO.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square. Groups of 10 or more enjoy exclusive discounts and specialty packages. Call our Group Sales Hotline at 412-325-1582 for more information. Visit pittsburghCLO.org for further information.

Pittsburgh CLO gratefully acknowledges the generosity of our Season Sponsors: the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and WTAE-TV.



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