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What shows are currently playing at the Palace Theatre?

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As of Oct. 2, 2015, "The Buddy Holly Story" plays at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, New Hampshire, but ends its run on Oct. 3, 2015, after which "The Addams Family" musical comedy plays from Oct. 23 to Nov. 14, 2015. Another venue named Palace Theatre in Albany, New York features shows by individual artists such as Kevin James in a live comedy performance on Oct. 2, 2015 and crooner Josh Groban on Oct. 3, 2015.

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"The Buddy Holly Story" by Alan Janes is a two-act musical about the life of rock and roll superstar Buddy Holly and features several of his hits such as "Peggy Sue," "That'll Be The Day" and "Oh Boy," as well as music and lyrics by several songwriters. The musical closely follows events portrayed in the 1978 film version and first opened on London's West End, where it ran for 12 years. It had a brief production run on Broadway and has since gone on tour worldwide.

"The Addams Family" is based upon "The Addams Family" cartoon characters rather than the film and TV adaptations. Produced by Elephant Eye Theatricals, the musical features music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The show opened on Broadway in April 2010 after a trial run in Chicago. After the Broadway production ended in December 2011, it went on a North American tour.

Kevin James is an actor and stand-up comedian best known for his sitcom "The King of Queens" that ran for nine seasons on CBS, earning him an Emmy nomination. Josh Groban is a multi-platinum recording artist who frequently appears on TV and has sung at the Super Bowl. His Oct. 3, 2015 play date also features special guest Lena Hall.

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