Crystal's 700 Sundays Launches New Mini-Tour Sept. 8 at the National Theatre

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Comedic actor Billy Crystal begins an encore tour of his Tony Award-winning solo show, 700 Sundays, Sept. 8 at the National Theatre in Washington, DC.
Billy Crystal in 700 Sundays.
Billy Crystal in 700 Sundays. Photo by Joan Marcus

Following an extended Broadway run and subsequent tour during the 2004-2005 season, Crystal's new six-city U.S. tour will also play Philadelphia, Dallas, Palm Beach, Miami and Atlanta. The Washington engagement runs through Sept. 17.

Directed by Tony winner Des McAnuff, the title of the personal work refers to the number of days Crystal spent with his hard-working father who died when the young comedian was 15 years old. The play won the 2005 Tony Award as Special Theatrical Event.

"I have thought about 700 Sundays at least once a day since the last time I performed it in Australia two years ago. My love for these characters from the canvas of my life and the incredible connection that I feel with audiences while sharing this personal story have made this one of the most satisfying experiences of my life. I knew I wasn't done performing it and I knew I'd like to bring the show back when the time felt right. I'm so happy to be playing six great American cities this fall," Crystal said in a previous statement.

Tour dates for 700 Sundays include:

Washington, DC (Sept. 8-17 at the National Theatre)
Philadelphia, PA (Sept. 30-Oct. 11 at the Merriam Theater)
Dallas, TX (Nov. 17-22 at the Winspear Opera House)
Palm Beach, FL (Dec. 3-6 at the Kravis Center)
Miami, FL (Dec. 9-13 at the Arsht Opera House)
Atlanta, GA (Dec. 16-20 at the Cobb Theater) Penned by Crystal, with additional material by Alan Zweibel, 700 Sundays is billed as a two-act play that "deals with [Crystal's] youth, growing up in the jazz world of Manhattan, his teenage years, and finally adulthood."

Produced by Janice Crystal, Larry Magid and Face Productions, 700 Sundays has scenic design by David F. Weiner, lighting design by David Lee Cuthbert, projection design by Michael Clark and sound design by Steve Canyon Kennedy.

Crystal's film credits include "Analyze That," "Running Scared," "City Slickers," "Throw Momma From The Train," "The Princess Bride," "When Harry Met Sally," "Mr. Saturday Night" and "America's Sweethearts."

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