MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Nov 04, 1990
Closing Date
May 19, 1991
1st Preview
Oct 23, 1990
1st Preview
Oct 23, 1990
Previews
15
Performances
225
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Shubert Theatre
(Nov 04, 1990 - May 19, 1991)

Directed by Rob Bettinson; Based on an original idea by Laurie Mansfield
Scenic Design by Andy Walmsley; Costume Design by Bill Butler and Carolyn Smith; Lighting Design by Graham McLusky; Sound Design by Rick Price; Hair and Wig Design by Lawrence Boyette and Lazaro Arencibia; Associate Lighting Design: Kevin Mahoney
Executive Producer: Brian Sewell; General Manager: Dowling Entertainment Corporation; Company Manager: Mark Johnson; Assistant Co. Mgr: David Auster
Production Manager: Patrick Molony; Production Stage Manager: Peter B. Mumford; Stage Manager: Shirley Third and Gary M. Zabinski; Assistant Stage Mgr: David Callander
Guitar Strings supplied by Ernie Ball; Guitars and Basses provided from their Reissue Collection by Fender Musical Instruments; Instrument Amplification by Countryman Microphones
General Press Representative: Adrian Bryan-Brown; Casting: Pierce Casting, Inc.; Movement Coach: Trudy Moffatt; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.
Engineer (KDAV)
 
DJ (WWOL)
 
Ritchie Valens
Jingle Singer
 
Vi Petty
 
Woman in Woods
 
A Snowbird
Apollo Singer
 
Jingle Singer, WWOL
DJ (WDAS)
 
Musician at Apollo
 
Man at Apollo
Jingle Singer
 
Woman in Woods
 
Shirley
 
Mary Lou Sokoloff
 
A Snowbird
Musician at Apollo
A Hayrider
 
Candy
 
Peggy Sue
 
A Snowbird
A Hayrider
 
Decca Session Musician
 
Man in Woods
Bopper
 
Woman in Woods
 
Maria Elena
 
A Snowbird
 
Autograph Hunter
Buddy Holly
Jerry Allison
 
A Belmont
Apollo Singer
 
Jingle Singer, WWOL
 
Decca Engineer
 
English DJ
 
Dion
 
Autograph Hunter
Decca Producer
 
DJ (WCLS)
 
The Big Bopper
A Hayrider
 
Decca Session Musician
 
A Belmont
Joe B. Mauldin
Hipockets Duncan
Apollo Singer
 
Jingle Singer, WWOL
Musician at Apollo
 
Performer at Apollo
A Hayrider
 
Decca Session Musician
 
Murray Deutch
 
Jack Daw
Jingle Singer
 
Woman in Woods
 
Maria Elena's Aunt
 
A Snowbird
A Hayrider
 
Decca Engineer
 
DJ (KPST)
 
DJ at Apollo
 
Clearlake MC
Bopper
 
Decca Session Musician
 
Fourth Cricket
 
Man in Woods
 
Tommy
 
Buddy Holly
Alternate
 
Autograph Hunter
Musician at Apollo
Norman Petty
 
DJ (KRWP)
Understudies: Caren Cole (Vi Petty, Candy, Peggy Sue, Maria Elena's Aunt), Alvin Crawford (Man at Apollo, DJ (WDAS), Performer at Apollo), Melanie Doane (Maria Elena, Jingle Singer, Shirley, Mary Lou Sokoloff), Kevin Fox (Joe B. Mauldin, Fourth Cricket), Paul McQuillan (Ritchie Valens, Norman Petty, Engineer (KDAV), DJ (WWOL), DJ (KRWP), Murray Deutch, Jack Daw), Tom Nash (Jerry Allison, English DJ), Steve Steiner (The Big Bopper, Hipockets Duncan, DJ (WCLS), Decca Producer, DJ (KPST), DJ at Apollo, Clearlake MC) and Louis Tucci (Ensemble)

Shubert Theatre (Nov 04, 1990 - May 19, 1991)

Cast

 
Woman in Woods
 
Maria Elena
 
A Snowbird
 
Autograph Hunter
Apollo Singer
 
Jingle Singer, WWOL
Apollo Singer
 
Jingle Singer, WWOL
music by Buddy Holly; lyrics by Buddy Holly
(Unless otherwise noted)
Act 1
Texas Rose
(music by Paul Jury; lyrics by Paul Jury)
Flower of My Heart
(music by Paul Jury; lyrics by Paul Jury)
Ready Teddy
(music by Robert Blackwell and John Marascolo; lyrics by Robert Blackwell and John Marascolo)
That's All Right
(music by Arthur Crudup; lyrics by Arthur Crudup)
That'll Be the Day
(music by Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly and Norman Petty; lyrics by Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly and Norman Petty)
Blue Days, Black Nights
(music by Ben Hall; lyrics by Ben Hall)
Changing All These Changes
(music by J. Denny; lyrics by J. Denny)
Peggy Sue
(music by Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly and Norman Petty; lyrics by Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly and Norman Petty)
(I'm) Looking for Someone to Love
(music by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty; lyrics by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty)
Mailman Bring Me No More Blues
(music by Ruth Roberts; lyrics by Ruth Roberts)
Maybe Baby
(music by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty; lyrics by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty)
Everyday
(music by Charles Hardin Holley and Norman Petty; lyrics by Charles Hardin Holley and Norman Petty)
Sweet Love
(music by Caren Cole and Paul Jury; lyrics by Caren Cole and Paul Jury)
You Send Me
(music by Sam Cooke; lyrics by Sam Cooke)
Not Fade Away
(music by Charles Hardin Holley and Norman Petty; lyrics by Charles Hardin Holley and Norman Petty)
Words of Love
Oh Boy
(music by Norman Petty and Bill Tilghman; lyrics by Norman Petty and Bill Tilghman)
Act 2
Sung By
Listen to Me
(music by Charles Hardin Holley and Norman Petty; lyrics by Charles Hardin Holley and Norman Petty)
It's So Easy to Fall in Love
(music by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty; lyrics by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty)
Think it Over
(music by Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly and Norman Petty; lyrics by Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly and Norman Petty)
True Love Ways
(music by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty; lyrics by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty)
Why Do Fools Fall in Love
(music by Morris Levy and Frankie Lymon; lyrics by Morris Levy and Frankie Lymon)
Chantilly Lace
Peggy Sue Got Married
Heartbeat
(music by Bob Montgomery and Norman Petty; lyrics by Bob Montgomery and Norman Petty)
La Bamba (Adapted by Richie Valens)
Raining in My Heart
(music by Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant; lyrics by Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant)
It Doesn't Matter Anymore
(music by Paul Anka; lyrics by Paul Anka)
Rave On
(music by Norman Petty and Bill Tilghman; lyrics by Norman Petty and Bill Tilghman)
Johnny B. Goode
(music by Chuck Berry; lyrics by Chuck Berry)

Tony Award®

 

Best Actor in a Musical

1991 Nominee
Paul Hipp

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1991 Nominee
Paul Hipp

Theatre World

Award

1991 Recipient
Paul Hipp
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