Actor/musician Kurt Jenkins discusses playing rock & roll legend Buddy Holly in the new national tour of BUDDY:THE BUDDY HOLLY SOTRY which will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre June 18-30, 2013. For more information visit BroadwayInChicago.com.
In just three short years, rock legend 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.