The 50th annual Joseph Jefferson Awards, recognizing the work of Equity productions in the Chicago area (held October 22, at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook, Illinois) saw American Blues Theater take home five Jeff Awards for their 2018 production of Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story, including the prizes for: Best Production Musical (Midsize); Best Director, Midsize Theater (Lili-Anne Brown); Best Ensemble, Musical; Best Performer in a Principal Role, Musical (Zachary Stevenson); and Best Music Direction (Michael Mahler).
2019 will see Buddy, 'The World's Most Successful Rock & Roll Musical', celebrate its 30th year, while making a triumphant homecoming to its birthplace - Theatre Royal, Plymouth - where it was first developed in 1989!
Check out these Lego men performing 'Oh Boy!', lovingly created by Galen Johnson, who plays Jerry Allison in the Globe Theatre (Regina, Canada) production of Buddy, currently running at the Casino Regina Show Lounge until February 10th!
It's always a bit special going back to Plymouth, as we did last week. It was at the Theatre Royal in August 1989, that the Buddy adventure began. Little did anyone involved back then know we'd still be rockin' all over the world 28 years later!
In his Nobel Prize for Literature speech from June 4th, Dylan explained the impact Buddy had on him as a young man.
Check out the 'Buddy Car', wrapped especially for our forthcoming week in Carlisle (22-27 May)!
Check out Glen Joseph and Alex Fobbester performing 'Peggy Sue' on STV's Live at Five this week, with interview alongside Kerry Low.
This week we join our multi-talented cast to hear about the actor/musician nature of the show and playing the music live on stage.
February 3rd of course, marks 'the Day the Music Died'. Join our cast as they reflect on our heroes Buddy, the Bopper, and Ritchie... Young lives which we celebrate with every performance.
It's great to be back, as we open 2017 at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre. Oh boy, we're ready to rock with you folks!
So it's another week on the road with Buddy! Hear from our cast and director about life on the road, and what it takes to get the show ready for when the curtains part...
A quick look back at production week in Harlow for the cast and crew. Here we are gearing up for the first performance!
We're off and running with an amazing cast and incredible audiences!
As we get ready for the Buddy 2016-17 UK tour, see how things are shaping up with the full company at our opening venue, the Harlow Playhouse. Don't forget - show opens August 31st!
Check out our Vlogumentary! See what it is we look for when putting together our tour...
Due to phenomenal demand for tickets and with more dates still to be added Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story has announced it will play at least an additional 23 theatres in 2017, extending the autumn 2016 tour which opens at Harlow Playhouse on Wednesday 31 August.
Paul McCartney has often talked about the importance of Buddy Holly and the Crickets on the fledgling career of The Beatles, and Buddy's huge influence on numerous other artists and musicians is well documented...
Footage and interviews with cast of the current Grand Theatre (London, Ontario) production of Buddy!
A not-to-be-missed package for all Buddy — and music — fans alike...
Taking a look back at Zach's road trip in search of Buddy Holly...