Legendary actor, comedian, author and perennial Oscar host Billy Crystal's Tony Award-winning one-man show 700 Sundays begins previews on November 5 at Broadway's Imperial Theatre. Directed by Tony winner Des McAnuff, 700 Sundays is scheduled to run through January 5, 2014, with opening night set for November 13.
Performed and written by Crystal (with additional material by Alan Zweibel), 700 Sundays takes an autobiographical look at the actor and perennial Oscar host's life and the people and events that shaped him. Crystal's dad, who died when the comedian was just 15, worked two or three jobs, leaving only "700 Sundays" for them to spend together. The solo show deals with Crystal's youth, growing up in the jazz world of Manhattan, his teenage years, and finally adulthood.
700 Sundays originally opened in 2004 at the Broadhurst Theatre and ran for 163 performances. The show won the 2005 Tony Award for Special Theatrical Experience. The creative team for 700 Sundays includes scenic design by David F. Weiner, lighting design by David Lee Cuthbert, projection design by Michael Clark and sound design by Steve Canyon Kennedy.