with Matt Salisbury,
Director of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story.
It’s 25 years since
the curtains first opened on Buddyand one vital member of the production has been here from the start… Having
seen thousands of performances, Matt Salisbury, the original Company Manager
and now Director knows the show probably better than anyone else. Here we ask
him 25 questions to mark this quarter century milestone.
TRUE LOVE WAYS
by Rick Thorne
such a thing as love at first sight really does exist, then Maria Elena Holly,
Buddy's widow, says the two experienced that very thing the first time they
met, one June morning in 1958. Puerto Rican-born Maria Elena Santiago was working
at the New York offices of Peer-Southern Music, where her aunt Provi was head
of Latin music. Here, she recalls her first encounter with the man she would
marry just weeks later, and shares memories of life with Buddy the man, his
music, and the legend...
by John Beecher
of Remembering Buddy)
could a musical featuring the songs and the story of Buddy Holly become such a
success more than 30 years after his death?