Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Big River, The Who's Tommy) again directs the work performed and written by Crystal with additional content by Alan Zweibel.
Crystal currently performs his 700 Sundays through Oct. 9 at Toronto's Canon Theatre. The comedian next brings his solo stateside to Boston's Opera House Oct. 18 for a two-week run through Oct. 29 followed by a Chicago run at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, Nov. 8-20. The show will then hit California Nov. 29-Dec. 17 for San Francisco audiences at the Golden Gate Theatre. Dates for L.A's Wilshire Theatre have been added to the schedule, Jan. 6-Feb. 18, 2006.
700 Sundays is billed as two-act play that "deals with [Crystal's] youth, growing up in the jazz world of Manhattan, his teenage years, and finally adulthood." The title refers to the number of days Crystal got to spend with his busy-with-jobs father who died when young Billy was only 15.
The solo work began performances on Broadway Nov. 12, 2004 and opened Dec. 5 at the Broadhurst Theatre for a run originally slated through March 6. The show — which won the Tony Award for Special Theatrical Event — extended through June 12.
Broadway producers Janice Crystal (the star's wife) and Larry Magid are joined by Face Productions for the new run of the work which was developed at La Jolla Playhouse, where McAnuff is artistic director. The design team for 700 Sundays features David F. Weiner (scenic), David Lee Cuthbert (lighting), Michael Clark (projection) and Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound).
Tickets to 700 Sundays in Toronto will be exclusively offered to Mirvish Subscribers at (416) 593-4225 or (800) 771-3933 or visit mirvish.com. Boston (www.broadwayinboston.com) and Los Angeles (www.broadwayla.org) ticket information will be announced at a later time. Broadway In Chicago tickets are available through the toll-free number (877) 890-0174. San Francisco tickets are available to Best of Broadway subscribers at (415) 551-2050 or go to shnsf.com.