Billy Crystal is bringing back his one-man show “700 Sundays” to Broadway one more time this fall.
A nine-week run will begin previews November 5 at the Imperial Theater, with opening night scheduled for November 13. The limited run will end after a January 5 performance, and the production is being called the last for the play.
“700 Sundays” tells Crystal’s story of growing up on Long Island, and originally opened in 2004 at the Broadhurst Theater where it ran for 163 performances. The title references the number of Sundays Crystal’s father was alive. It won a Tony Award the following year for Special Theatrical Event. The production is written by Crystal with additional material from Alan Zweibel, and is directed by Des McAnuff.
“‘700 Sundays’ has, without question, been the most satisfying experience of my career,” said Crystal in a statement. “When we originally opened on Broadway, all I knew was that I had a story that I was compelled to share. Now that I’ve performed my play across the country and internationally, I’m gratified to know that the love of family, through joy and pain, is perhaps the most universal story. I’ve now decided to tell this story one last time in my own backyard, where it all took place. It is a privilege to return to Broadway to say goodbye to one of the greatest thrills of my life.”
In other news concerning Crystal, it was announced yesterday that he is attached to “Winter’s Discontent,” an upcoming film to be directed by Frank Oz. He was recently seen in “Parental Guidance” with Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei, and will lend his voice to the upcoming Pixar film “Monsters University.” Frank Oz also is a voice actor in that project, along with John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Bonnie Hunt and John Ratzenberger.