Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays

Billy Crystal Returning to Broadway in ‘700 Sundays’

Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays

Billy Crystal, who is probably best known for his multiple stints as host of the Academy Awards, will return to Broadway this fall for a nine-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play “700 Sundays.”

“700 Sundays” is performed and written by Mr. Crystal with additional content by Alan Zweibel and direction by Des McAnuff.

“‘700 Sundays’ has, without question, been the most satisfying experience of my career,” said Crystal. “When we originally opened on Broadway, all I knew was that I had a story that I was compelled to share. Now that I’ve performed my play across the country and internationally, I’m gratified to know that the love of family, through joy and pain, is perhaps the most universal story. I’ve now decided to tell this story one last time in my own backyard, where it all took place. It is a privilege to return to Broadway to say goodbye to one of the greatest thrills of my life.”

“700 Sundays,” an autobiographical journey, is an original two-act play in which Billy plays numerous characters that have influenced who he is today. It deals with his youth, growing up in the jazz world of Manhattan, his teenage years and adulthood. It is about family and fate, loving and loss.

Previews will begin Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 and a final performance set for Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.

The show won the 2005 Tony Award for Special Theatrical Experience and both the 2005 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Solo Performance.

This fall’s Broadway engagement will mark the show’s first return to New York since its Broadway debut.

Check out Crystal’s memoir, “700 Sundays,” on Amazon. 


One response to “Billy Crystal Returning to Broadway in ‘700 Sundays’”

  1. Sheryl Avatar

    I saw this show – and loved it! I grew up in the same town as Billy, so the references he made – even the sets – thrilled me and brought me back to my childhood. So happy to hear more people who might have missed it will get to see it this time around.

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