Billy Crystals’ Mr. Saturday Night’ closes on Broadway in September – NBCNEWS

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Mister Saturday night’The Broadway run is coming to an end.

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The Tony-nominated show, co-written by and starring Billy Crystal, ends on September 4 at the Nederlander Theater. originally opened on March 31 after a limited involvement in the Barrington Stage in October 2021.

“Bring” mr. Saturday Night going to the Broadway stage and experiencing the laughter and tears this show generates has truly been one of the highlights of my career,” Billy Crystal said in a statement on Sunday (July 17). “It was a joyous experience to make my musical comedy debut at the age of 74, and I thank everyone involved.”

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Crystal went on to celebrate his co-writers Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, director John Rando, the show’s composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown and Amanda Green, music director David O, vocal coach David Stroud, choreographer Ellenore Scott, Scott Pask and the “entire design team.” He then thanked the musicians and crew, “the fantastic cast” and production partner Jimmy Nederlander.

“The character Buddy Young Jr. has been a part of my life for decades and I am honored to have been able to share it with the audience at the Nederlander Theater”, Crystal concluded.

The show is based on the Columbia Pictures film of the same name, which not only starred the esteemed Crystal, but also served as his directorial debut.

Crystal has already lined up a post-Broadway project, with the actor going into pre-production on the AppleTV+ series Before. The comedian, actor and writer will star and produce the show alongside Academy Award-winning writer Eric Roth and Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson.

mr. Saturday Night was a return to Broadway for Crystal, a Tony and Emmy Award winner. He was previously featured in the 2004 solo show 700 Sundays and his return engagement for 2013.

The show will be the last of the 2021-2022 pandemic season to announce it would close in the fall. Others include: Dear Evan Hansen, come from afar and Tina: The Tina Turner musical.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.

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