Billy Crystal Revolving Role in Broadway Musical Adaptation of 'Mr. Saturday Night&$39
The film, which Crystal co-wrote, directed and starred in, was a modest critical success but resembling putting his own talent up with the screen with Mr. Saturday Night. The movie, whose creators embraced the idea and enthusiasm, resonated with its creator.
The show is scheduled for March 1st 2022 at the Nederlander Theatre and will begin on March 31s.
The show will also feature Tony Award winner Randy Graff (City of Angels) as Elaine Young and Chasten Harmon (The Good Fight), as Annie Wells.
The show marks the return of the movie director, starring Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, who all wrote the screenplay for the film (Ganz and Mandel also starred in 700 Sundays, Crystals biggest box office success). The movie reflects the success of a Tony Award winning show called The Last of The Dead which premiered in 2004 and was filmed for HBO in 2013.
The production will feature choreography by Ellenore Scott who worked as a choreographer on Hand Over Heels for Samaday Night and three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade) and lyrics by Tony award nominee Amanda Green (Has on Those Hardbody).
It's been a joy to collaborate with the brilliant and hilarious Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, and in the film of Mr. Saturday Night, again and again. We created / and show the remarkable and moving musical comedy. I can't wait to return to Broadway next year at the Nederlander Theatre.