Legendary actor, comedian and Oscar host Billy Crystal will bring 700 Sundays, his Tony Award-winning one-man show about growing up on Long Island, back to Broadway this fall for a final engagement for a nine-week run. 700 Sundays will play the Imperial Theater, with previews set to begin on November 5 and an opening night scheduled for November 13. The limited run will close on January 5. This fall’s Broadway engagement will mark the show’s first return to New York since its debut.
"700 Sundays has, without question, been the most satisfying experience of my career. When we originally opened on Broadway, all I knew was that I had a story that I was compelled to share," said Crystal in a statement. "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."
700 Sundays, which is performed and written by Crystal with additional material by Alan Zweibel and directed by Des McAnuff, originally opened in 2004 at the Broadhurst Theater and ran for 163 performances. The solo show 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. The show won the 2005 Tony Award for Special Theatrical Experience.