Oh Boy: McRoberts Is Westchester's Buddy Beginning Feb. 14

News   Oh Boy: McRoberts Is Westchester's Buddy Beginning Feb. 14
Pat McRoberts will head the cast of the Westchester Broadway Theatre production of Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story, which begins performances Feb. 14.

McRoberts, who was seen on Broadway as Chris in Miss Saigon as well as in the national tour of Buddy, returns to the title role through April 19.

Victoria Bussert directs and choreographs the musical revue that re-creates two of the rocker's most famous concerts, including the Crickets' appearance as the first white act ever to appear at the Apollo Theatre and his final gig at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, where Holly was joined by Ritchie Valens and the "Big Bopper," J.P. Richardson.

Created by Alan Janes and Rob Bettinson, the musical incorporates such Holly hits as "Peggy Sue," "That'll Be The Day," "Oh Boy," "Rave On," and "Maybe Baby" as well as Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" and the Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace."

The cast for Buddy will also include Eric Scott Anthony and John Rochette as The Crickets, Migel Romero as Ritchie Valens, Ryan Dunkin as The Big Bopper, Becca Lopez as Maria Elena, and John Schiappa as Norm Petty.

The Buddy Ensemble comprises Derrick Cobey, Tamara Corbin, Katharine Greiner, Angela Grovey, Angela Howell, Matt Lillo, Chris McBurney, Alcorn Minor and Eli Zoller. The creative team includes Angela Howell (musical director), Peter Barbieri (technical director), Andrew Gmoser (lighting design), Steven Loftus (set design), Bryan McPartlan (sound design), Matthew Hemesath (costume design) and Gerard Kelly (wig design).

For tickets call (914) 592-2222 or visit www.broadwaytheatre.com.

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