Broadway Run of Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays Will Be Taped to Air on HBO in 2014

News   Broadway Run of Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays Will Be Taped to Air on HBO in 2014
Billy Crystal's Tony Award-winnig play 700 Sundays, one of the highest-grossing plays in Broadway history, will be taped Jan. 3 and 4 at the Imperial Theatre to debut exclusively on HBO later in 2014.

Billy Crystal
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"Billy Crystal has been a beloved member of the HBO family for more than three decades," said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, in a statement. "It's thrilling to us that he decided to let us film this legendary theatrical event."

The limited nine-week engagement, which officially opened at the Imperial Theatre Nov. 13, following previews that began Nov. 5, continues through Jan. 5, 2014.

700 Sundays is performed and written by Crystal with additional content by Alan Zweibel and direction by Des McAnuff.

700 Sundays has, without question, been the most satisfying experience of my career,” said Crystal in an earlier 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.”

The autobiographical 700 Sundays is described as "an original two-act play in which Billy plays numerous characters that have influenced who he is today. It deals with his youth, growing up in the jazz world of Manhattan, his teenage years, and finally adulthood. It is about family and fate, loving and loss." 700 Sundays is produced by Janice Crystal, Larry Magid and Face Productions and features scenic design by David F. Weiner, lighting design by David Lee Cuthbert, projection design by Michael Clark and sound design by Steve Canyon Kennedy.

The show won the 2005 Tony Award for Special Theatrical Event and both the 2005 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Solo Performance.

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