Mr Saturday Night on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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Mr Saturday Night Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Musical
  • Mr Saturday Night is 120 Minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 7 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: March 1, 2022
  • Show Opened : March 31, 2022
  • Show Closed: September 4, 2022

Bankable Broadway star Billy Crystal brings his talents back to the boards in the bio-musical of fictional comedian Buddy Young Jr., in a show that encompasses the life stories of many stand-up comedians of the era.

Mr Saturday Night on Broadway Background

Mr Saturday Night is Billy Crystal’s pet project musical, in which he co-wrote and stars in the lead role. With a score by Jason Robert Brown and Amanda Green, and with the Nederlander Organization producing, the show opens on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre.

Movie Suffered From Terrible Critical Reviews

The Broadway show follows the box office failure of the 1992 movie of the same name, that was Crystal's movie directorial debut. The movie had a poor critical and box office reception. It was named in the Rotten Tomatoes 2021 list of 100 worst movies of all time.

Show Has Out Of Town Tryout

Not to be discouraged by the 1992 box office movie failure of Mr. Saturday Night, Billy Crystal starred in the developmental run of Mr. Saturday Night Musical at the Barrington Stage Company in the Berkshires in October 2021.

The show featured a score by Jason Robert Brown and Amanda Green. Crystal was joined by his movie co-star, David Paymer, who reprised his role as Stan Yankelman.

What's Mr Saturday Night Like?

Mr Saturday Night - Billy Crystal
Mr Saturday Night - Billy Crystal

In 1956, the career of stand-up comedian Buddy Young Jr. skyrockets after he hits the big time with his own Saturday night television show on NBC and becomes America's favorite funnyman. As Buddy's success and fame rises, so does his ego.

In a true classic Greek tragedy format, Buddy goes just too far with the show and uses offensive material, which ends up costing him the show and his career. Instead of blaming himself, he blames everyone else around him, most notably his brother Stan. His brother helped get him to the top in the first place and the blame was misdirected and the vitriol was grossly unfair.

We fast forward to his later years. Buddy is still estranged from his family, but there is now a slim chance of some family redemption. Will Buddy attempt to destroy the redemption through his own self-destructive nature or will he finally come to terms with his inner demons?

Is Mr Saturday Night Good for Kids?

This show is not suitable for Children, No one under the age of Four is allowed in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Nederlander Theatre

208 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,232
Entrance: 41st Street between 7th and 8th avenues
Theatre Information

Nederlander Theatre Seating Chart

Mr Saturday Night Marquee

Mr Saturday Night Marquee

Cast Members

Buddy Young
Billy Crystal
Elaine Young
Randy Graff
Stan Young
David Paymer
Susan Young
Shoshana Bean
Annie Wells
Chasten Harmon


Nederlander Organization

James L. Nederlander

Production Credits

John Rando
Ellenore Scott

Creative Team

Book Writer
Lowell Ganz
Book Writer
Babaloo Mandel
Book Writer
Billy Crystal
Jason Robert Brown
Amanda Green