Billy Crystal returning to Broadway with '700 Sundays'
Billy Crystal is returning to Broadway in the fall.
The 65-year-old comedian will reprise his one-man autobiographical show "700 Sundays" for a 9-week run on Broadway in the fall, Crystal announced on Tuesday, May 14, according to The Associated Press.
The "When Harry Met Sally" star and frequent Oscar host initially debuted the show during the 2004-2005 Broadway season. Crystal co-wrote the show with good friend Alan Zweibel.
It became the highest grossing nonmusical in Broadway's history, according to the AP. He won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event for the show.
Previews of the show will begin at the Imperial Theatre on Nov. 5. Opening night for "700 Sundays" is set for Nov. 13 and the show will end its run on Jan. 5.
The death of Crystal's father is one of the central stories featured in "700 Sundays," which is about Crystal's experience growing up on Long Island. Crystal's father Jack died of a heart attack at 54 when Crystal was just 15 years old.
The title of the show comes from a calculation Crystal made about how many Sundays the two spent together before his father died. Sunday was the only day the two had time to enjoy each other's company because Crystal's father had two or three jobs.
"I've now decided to tell this story one last time in my own backyard, where it all took place," he said in a statement, according to the AP. "It is a privilege to return to Broadway to say goodbye to one of the greatest thrills of my life."
As for his next film, Crystal reprised his role as Mike Wazowski from "Monsters, Inc." for the sequel "Monsters University," which hits theaters on June 21.