Billy Crystal’s Mr. Saturday Night returned on Broadway last night to begin previews, March 29! The show will premiere on April 27 at the Nederlander Theater. Tickets are already on sale!
Mr. Saturday Night returned, March 29!
The show began previews in front of a full crowd at the Nederlander Theater. Billy Crystal returned as Buddy Young, Jr. That way he reprised his role from the 1992 movie.
Buddy Young, Jr., a real-life person, was an outspoken comedian from the early years of TV. The show takes place some 40 years after Buddy’s fall from grace.
Cast and creative
Starring along with Billy Crystal are Tony winner Randy Graff (City of Angels, Les Misérables) as Buddy’s wife, Elaine Young; Oscar nominee David Paymer returning to his film role of Stan Yankelman, Buddy’s brother; Chasten Harmon as his agent, Annie Wells; and Shoshana Bean as Buddy’s daughter, Susan. Rounding out the ensemble are Jordan Gelber, Brian Gonzales, and Mylinda Hull.
Mr. Saturday Night reunites Crystal with Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, with whom he worked together on the original movie. The further cast features Tony winner Jason Robert Brown and Tony nominee Amanda Green who created the score. Also, director John Rando, David O, Ellenore Scott, Scott Pask, and more!
Mr. Saturday Night’s new home has a seating capacity of 1,232. A wheelchair-accessible unisex restroom is available, step-free, on the Orchestra level of the building. Other restrooms on the Mezzanine level have wide stalls but cannot accommodate wheelchairs.
Previews for Mr. Saturday Night are scheduled for six days a week with a dark night on Monday, a matinee and an evening performance on Saturday, and only a matinee on Sunday.
All major ticket resellers can provide tickets for Billy Crystal’s Mr. Saturday Night. Have in mind that the show is in high demand and it hasn’t even officially premiered. So, some dates might be sold-out in advance. Check the following vendors for the best offers:
Broadway Pass – ticket prices start at $177 and go up. They provide a vast inventory of tickets all over the venue. Also, Broadway Pass does not charge a service fee.
Seat Geek – prices start at $345. They usually have a huge amount of tickets and can provide some excellent last-minute offers.
Vivid Seats – together with the service fee, ticket prices start at around $200. Just as Seat Geek, they can provide last-minute offers.
Even the previews of Billy Crystal’s Mr. Saturday Night on Broadway draw a huge audience with its star power and proven quality.
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