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'MY BUDDY' Brings Legendary Comedian Buddy Hackett to Life During Kravis Center Premiere January 16-19

Loving Tribute Stars Comedian's Son Sandy Hackett

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/14/14 -- Legendary Comedian Buddy Hackett is brought to life in this live musical theatrical production, told by the person closest to him... his son, Sandy Hackett. "MY BUDDY" premieres at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts January 16-19.

Directed by Lisa Dawn Miller, the show takes the audience on a journey that explores the deep bond between a father and son.

Sharing personal anecdotes, Sandy brilliantly captures the nuance of his father's comedic style as he reminisces about a lifetime together, including the 10 years they spent touring on the road, sharing stories and memories from the beginning days of Buddy's career, to his skyrocketing success as a movie star and night club entertainer, to being the most sought after comedian of his day -- to his rule breaking, fearless comedic truth, which broke barriers paving the way for today's comedians.

"My Buddy" reveals personal, never-before-heard stories about Buddy Hackett holding court with some of his friends: Johnny Carson, George Burns, Richard Pryor, Jerry Lewis, Bob Newhart, Phyllis Diller, Milton Berle, Danny Thomas, Sid Caesar, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, Alan King, Mickey Rooney, Harvey Korman and countless more.

With the success of "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show," produced by Hackett and Miller, Sandy shares what inspired him to honor his father and his pals, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Dean Martin and tells stories of the times they shared together when they ruled the Las Vegas strip and beyond.

"My Buddy" makes its premiere at the Kravis Center Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, January 18 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $32 and be purchased online at www.kravis.org; in person at the Box Office (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach); or by phone 561-832-7469. Group orders of 10 or more receive a discount by calling 561-651-4438 or 561-651-4304.

"My Buddy" will also be coming to the Berger Performing Arts in Tuscon, AZ March 8-9 and the Starbright Theatre in Las Vegas March 15-16.

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