We gave it a B+
Broadway theaters always fill up around Easter, making reservations a must for holiday visitors. To call for tickets, phone Ticketron (T) at 212-246-0102 or Telecharge (TC) at 800-233-3123; in New York, 212-239-6200. It can be hard to get choice seats for Cats (Winter Garden, 1634 Broadway, TC), Les Miserables (Imperial, 249 W. 45 St., TC), Phantom of the Opera (Majestic, 247 W. 44 St., TC), and Miss Saigon (Broadway, 1681 Broadway, TC), in previews starting March 23. But seats are available for many others, ranging from big musicals to the one-person shows: Jackie Mason: Brand New (Neil Simon, 250 W. 52 St., T) and The Big Love with Tracey Ullman (Plymouth, 236 W. 45 St., TC).
BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Shubert, 225 W. 44 St., TC
Paul Hipp does an amazing impression of the young rocker from Lubbock, Tex., who gave the world ”Peggy Sue” and ”That’ll Be the Day.” Most of the biographical story is a joke, but the eerie re-creation of Buddy’s last concert in Clear Lake, Iowa, always throws audiences into a frenzy. B+