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. The Chicago run will play Nov. 8-20. 2005-2006 Broadway In Chicago Season Ticket Holders will have first chance at tickets beginning Aug. 19. Subscription packages are still available for purchase through Aug. 23 by calling toll-free (877) 890-0174. Priority access is also available for groups of 20 or more by calling (312) 977-1710.
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).
700 Sundays will play at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St. In Chicago, IL. For more information, visit Broadway in Chicago on the web at www.broadwayinchicago.com.