Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 260 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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The Buddy Holly Story

Closed July 9, 2017

An infectiously happy and dynamic evocation of musical history.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Why See The Buddy Holly Story?

Oh Boy!

Following its record-breaking run at Bucks County Playhouse last year, The Buddy Holly Story comes to the Kimmel Center. One of the most popular musicals in modern history, this jubilant jukebox musical traces the tragically short career of the rock 'n' roll pioneer, and features more than 20 of his classic numbers, including 'Peggy Sue', 'That'll Be the Day', 'Not Fade Away', 'Oh Boy', and 'Everyday'.

The Buddy Holly Story is the first staging of a new partnership between the Kimmel Center and Bucks Country Playhouse, aimed as fostering a winning cultural exchange between the two establishments. Buddy was first staged at Bucks County Playhouse in 2016, where it broke box office records.

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Opening night: 24 June 2017

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