Billy Crystal Back in Broadway's 700 Sundays Nov. 30 Following Illness

News   Billy Crystal Back in Broadway's 700 Sundays Nov. 30 Following Illness
Billy Crystal will return to his Broadway debut 700 Sundays Nov. 30 at the Broadhurst Theatre, according to a production spokesperson.

The solo show had canceled performances Nov. 27 due the actor's illness. No Sunday or Monday performances were slated in the regular schedule. The opening is still set for Dec. 5.

Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Big River, The Who's Tommy) directs 700 Sundays which began Nov. 12 for a run through March 6, 2005.

Crystal bills his show as "not a history of my career, [but] about periods of my life and people in my life that helped make me a man." The two-act work "deals with [Crystal's] youth, growing up in the jazz world of Manhattan, his teenage years, and finally adulthood."

The work, which features additional content by Alan Zweibel, was built upon material used in his live benefit performances of An Evening with Billy Crystal and His Special Guest David Steinberg in 2003.

Crystal, who hosted the Academy Awards for the eighth time in 2004, has recently appeared in "Analyze That," the sequel to "Analyze This." Other films credits include "Running Scared," "City Slickers," "Throw Momma From The Train," "The Princess Bride," "When Harry Met Sally," and "America's Sweethearts." He also provided the voice of Mike in the animated "Monsters Inc." Crystal also received plaudits for his directorial work on the HBO film "61*" which he also executive produced. Janice Crystal (the star's wife) and Larry Magid produce the Broadway run of the work which was developed at La Jolla Playhouse, where McAnuff is artistic director.

700 Sundays performs at the Broadhurst Theatre, located at 235 West 44 Street.

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