First up, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, which, like MDQ tells the true story of a rock ‘n roll legend, and focuses primarily on a key event in the subject’s life.
BY THE NUMBERS
Buddy played at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre.
- First Preview: October 23, 1990
- Opening Night: November 4, 1990
- Closing Night: May 19, 1991
- 15 previews, 225 performances
- 1 Tony Award nomination: Paul Hipp – Best Actor in a Musical
- 1 Drama Desk Award nomination: Paul Hipp – Best Actor in a Musical
- 2 Outer Critics Circle Award nominations: Best Musical; Paul Hipp – Best Acror in a Musical
- Winner of the Theatre World Award: Paul Hipp – Outstanding Debut Performance
(PHOTOS: From the Buddy website, from various productions of the show.)