Buddy

Musical - Original

Shubert Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 23, 1990
  • Opening Date: November 4, 1990
  • Closing Date: May 19, 1991
  • Previews: 15
  • Performances: 225

Lyrics: Buddy Holly

Music: Buddy Holly

Book: Alan Janes

Synopsis

The songs of Buddy Holly, the story of his meteoric rise in the rock 'n' roll world, and his sudden tragic death in a 1959 plane crash form the backbone of this jukebox musical.

 

Opening Night Cast

Philip Anthony in Buddy Philip Anthony Engineer (KDAV)
DJ (WWOL)
Ritchie Valens
Jo Lynn Burks Vi Petty
Jingle Singer
A Snowbird
Woman in Woods
Sandra Caldwell Apollo Singer
See Full Opening Night Cast

Opening Night Production Credits

  Alan Janes Book
  Buddy Holly Music
  Paul Jury All jingles composed by
  Buddy Holly Lyrics
  Rob Bettinson Director
  Andy Walmsley Scenic Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Paul Hipp Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Paul Hipp Nominee
1991 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Theatre World Award Paul Hipp Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Actor in a Musical Paul Hipp Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
May 19, 1991 50 $230,749
-
$70,772 $29.39
-
7852
1463
8
0
67.09% 19.45%
May 12, 1991 49 $159,977
-
$19,411 $28.69
-
5576
1463
8
0
47.64% 12.24%
May 5, 1991 48 $140,566
-
-$58,489 $33.93
-
4143
1463
8
0
35.40% -10.66%
Apr. 28, 1991 47 $199,055
-
- $36.92
-
5391
1463
8
0
46.06% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $730,347
-
  $32.23 22962
46816
32
0
49.05 %  
Cumulative
  $7,085,959
-
  $34.74
$0.00
206332
351120
225
15
58.76 %  
 
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