FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pittsburgh, PA • July 12, 2013 – Pittsburgh CLO is thrilled to bring the musical Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story to the Benedum Center 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.
About Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
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.
Tuesday, July 30 8pm
Wednesday, July 31 8pm
Thursday, August 1 8pm
Friday, August 2 8pm
Saturday, August 3 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, August 4 2pm & 7pm
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.
Media members may also access photos and other show materials by visiting the Press Room at pittsburghCLO.org. When prompted, simply enter “pressroom” as the username and “pittstadium” as the password.
Since 1946, the Pittsburgh CLO has been the driving force behind live musical theater in Pittsburgh and the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Under the direction of Van Kaplan since 1997, this not-for-profit arts organization appreciates the support of nearly 200,000 patrons each year and produces a subscription series, educational programs, national tours and develops and invests in new works, including 18 Broadway shows (24 Tony Awards®) featuring the current productions of Cinderella, Kinky Boots and Matilda. Its dedication to the musical theater art form extends to include such programs as the CLO Academy, the CLO Mini Stars, the Gene Kelly Awards, the Richard Rodgers Award, the National High School Musical Theater Awards, the Construction Center for the Arts and the CLO Cabaret.
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