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Mr. Saturday Night on Broadway Tickets

Mr. Saturday Night on Broadway Tickets

New York
29 Mar 2022 - 4 Sep 2022
Billy Crystal is back on Broadway. This is not a drill.

Mr. Saturday Night on Broadway Information

Billy Crystal reprises his star turn as the comedian Buddy Young Jr. in a new musical adaptation of Mr. Saturday Night. Based on the 1992 film, the show follows a comedian who tries to fix the relationships he broke during his fall from fame. Mr. Saturday Night tickets will be available on New York Theatre Guide soon.

The Mr. Saturday Night musical centers on Buddy Young Jr., a comedian past his prime. In a series of flashbacks, it's revealed that he rose to fame as the star of his own Saturday night TV show, but his career tanked when he performed an ill-advised, offensive set while appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show. As his prominence dwindled, he alienated his loved ones, including his daughter Susan and his brother and former manager, Stan. But in the present day, a young agent rediscovers a now 73-year-old Buddy's work and gives him a second shot at fame. But he has to overcome his ego and his self-destructive tendencies if he wants to rebuild his career and his relationships with his family.

The Mr. Saturday Night movie was praised for Crystal's and his co-stars' performances, and David Paymer received an Academy Award nomination for playing Stan — a role he, like Crystal, is set to reprise on Broadway. And Crystal, besides starring in Mr. Saturday Night, co-wrote, produced, and made his directorial debut with the film. For the Mr. Saturday Night Broadway premiere, he has teamed up with his co-screenwriters, Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz, to adapt their film script for the stage. They're joined by lyricist Amanda Green, three-time Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, director John Rando, and choreographer Ellenore Scott.

Tickets to Mr. Saturday Night will be available soon.

Mr. Saturday Night is the story of Buddy Young Jr., an outrageous and outspoken comedian who found fame, if not fortune, in the early days of television.  Now, some 40 years after his TV career flamed out, Buddy seeks one more shot at the spotlight, and while he’s at it, one last shot at fixing the family he fractured along the way.

Opening date

March 29th, 2022

Closing date

September 4th, 2022


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Cast and creative

By: Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel
Songs by: Music, orchestrations, and arrangements by Jason Robert Brown, lyrics by Amanda Green
Director: John Rando
Cast list: Billy Crystal, Randy Graff, David Paymer, Chasten Harmon
Design: Scott Pask
Lighting: Kenneth Posner
Costume: Paul Tazewell
Choreography: Ellenore Scott
Sound: Kai Harada
Other info: Video and projection design by Jeff Sugg, Hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe, Music direction by David O

Our review

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