Bucks County Playhouse will present for the third time its signature production of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” Friday, Feb. 8 through Sunday, March 3.
The production will once again be directed by Hunter Foster (BCP’s “Million Dollar Quartet” and “42nd Street”) and choreographed by Lorin Latarro (Broadway’s “Waitress”), both Bucks County Playhouse Artistic Associates.
In celebration of Buddy Holly’s local connection, Bucks County Playhouse hosts Bandstand Day at the 2 p.m. performance Saturday, Feb. 9, featuring “American Bandstand” regulars to recognize Holly’s appearance on the show in Philadelphia.
Andy Christopher, who has performed the role in multiple productions across the United States, including the Buddy 25th Anniversary tour, will play Buddy Holly.
Feb. 3 was the 60th anniversary of “The Day the Music Died,” – the plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, the “Big Bopper,” and Ritchie Valens.
From his meteoric rise to fame in 1957 through his tragic death less than two years later, Holly influenced modern music like no other performer of his generation.
With a book by Alan Janes and music and lyrics by Buddy Holly, the show features more than 20 of Holly’s greatest hits, including “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue” and “Oh Boy.”
For tickets and information, visit buckscountyplayhouse.org, call 215-862-2121, or visit the box office at 70 S. Main St., New Hope.