About Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays
Billy Crystal, everybody’s favorite Oscar host, returns to Broadway in his hilarious and moving autobiographical solo show, 700 Sundays. Combining stand-up comedy and memoir, this wonderful one-man show traces Crystal’s Long Island childhood and the many relatives who influenced him, especially his father who died when Crystal was 15. The title refers to amount of time they had together. Directed by Tony winner Des McAnuff (Big River, Jersey Boys), 700 Sundays employs real home movies and video projections to paint an indelible portrait of Crystal’s funny and memorable family. You’ll love Crystal’s hysterical tales of his jazz-promoter father, his courageous mother, an uncle who resembles “Santa Claus on acid,” the wedding of a gay cousin, and dozens of other heartwarming, rib-tickling stories.
The New York Post raved, “This is not a one-man show—it’s a one man phenomenon. Crystal juggles both time and emotion. He has you recall memories you hardly knew you had, makes you roar at jokes you thought you’d forgotten, and crystallizes tears into hard-core nostalgia.” The Daily News called it “hilarious and unexpectedly touching.”
Two hours and 30 minutes (one intermission)
There is a bar and concession stand on the orchestra level with soda, water, cocktails, and candy available; no food is allowed in the theater; seating capacity is 1,417.
Did you know?
700 Sundays originally opened at the Broadhurst Theatre on Dec. 4, 2004 and ran for 163 performances. With a cumulative gross of more than $21 million, Sundays set the record for the highest weekly grossing nonmusical attraction on Broadway up till that time ($1,061,689 for the week ending May 22, 2005).
The show won the 2005 Tony Award for Special Theatrical Experience and the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Outstanding Solo Performance.
After the initial Broadway run, 700 Sundays played Toronto, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. In 2009, the show returned to the United States with engagements in Washington, DC; Philadelphia; Dallas; Palm Beach; Miami; and Atlanta.
Billy Crystal fans or anyone who has a family will enjoy this nostalgic, funny, and loving autobiographical show.
Good for kids?
The material is appropriate for young children and teenagers who should get a kick out of seeing Crystal live.
Imperial Theatre Location Information:
249 W 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
A, C, E to 42nd St./Port Authority (Eighth Ave.); N, Q, R to 42nd St./Times Sq. (Broadway)