Mr. Saturday Night

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.

About Mr. Saturday Night:

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.

Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
as Buddy Young, Jr.

Until 31 Jul 2022

Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel
John Rando
Songs by:
Music, orchestrations, and arrangements by Jason Robert Brown, lyrics by Amanda Green
Kenneth Posner
Kai Harada
Scott Pask
Ellenore Scott
Paul Tazewell
Cast list:
Billy Crystal, Randy Graff, David Paymer, Chasten Harmon
Other info:
Video and projection design by Jeff Sugg, Hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe, Music direction by David O
Mr. Saturday Night Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
March 29, 2022
Opening date: 
April 27, 2022
Booking to: 
September 4, 2022

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Nederlander Theatre

208 West 41st Street (between 7th and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
Times Square - 42nd Street station

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March 25, 2022

Get your tickets for Saturday night — or any other night! Mr. Saturday Night, the new musical comedy starring Billy Crystal, will host a digital lottery for its Broadway run. Performances begin at the Nederlander Theatre on March 29 ahead of an April 27 opening night.

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Shoshana Bean joins 'Mr. Saturday Night' on Broadway; complete cast announced
January 12, 2022

Fasten your seat belts, put on your crash helmets, because here she comes — Shoshana Bean! The Wicked and Waitress star will join the cast of the new Broadway musical Mr. Saturday Night, based on the 1992 comedy film of the same name starring Billy Crystal. The musical will begin performances at the Nederlander Theatre on March 29 — rather than the initially announced start date of March 1 — and open on April 27.

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Summer, or at least a feel of summer stock, comes early with the arrival of the new but tired Broadway musical Mr. Saturday Night starring Billy Crystal. Based on a 1992 big-screen box-office dud that Crystal co-wrote, directed, and starred in, the fitfully amusing story spins around Buddy Young Jr., a has-been comic who lost his lucrative network gig but has never shed his self-sabotaging... Read more