MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Will Close on Broadway
The Broadway premiere of Mr. Saturday Night will conclude its run at the Nederlander Theatre on September 4, 2022. Tony and Emmy Award winner Billy Crystal stars as Buddy Young Jr., a role he portrayed in the original 1992 film. The musical follows the comedian down on his luck who pushes out everyone he loves out for the craft. The production was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical.
Alongside Crystal, the fabulous cast includes Tony Award winner Randy Graff as Elaine Young; David Paymer, who is recreating his Oscar-nominated performance as Buddy’s brother Stan Yankleman; Tony Award nominee Shoshana Bean as Susan Young; and Chasten Harmon as agent Annie Wells. The Broadway company also includes Jordan Gelber, Brian Gonzales, and Mylinda Hull, Stephen DeRosa, Henry Gainza, Tari Kelly, and Tatiana Wechsler.
At the time of closing, the musical which opened April 27, 2022 will have played 28 previews and 116 performances.
“Bringing Mr. Saturday Night to the Broadway stage and experiencing the laughter and tears this show generates has truly been one of the high points of my career,” said Billy Crystal. “It has been a joyous experience to make my musical comedy debut at the age of 74, and I thank everyone involved: my co-writers Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel; director John Rando; our composer and lyricist, Jason Robert Brown and Amanda Green, and our music director David O; my vocal coach David Stroud; our choreographer Ellenore Scott; Scott Pask and our entire design team; our musicians and crew; the best producing partner you could ask for, Jimmy Nederlander; and the fantastic cast, each of whom I have great affection for and who made me so proud to act with every show. The character Buddy Young Jr. has been part of my life for many decades and I’m honored that I was able to share him with the audiences at the Nederlander Theatre.”
The book for the stage musical is written by Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. The score features music by three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Amanda Green. Tony Award winner John Rando will direct. The production will feature choreography by Ellenore Scott.