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Brian Gonzales, Chasten Harmon, Randy Graff, Billy Crystal, David Paymer, Shoshana Bean, Mylinda Hull, and Jordan Gelber in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

First Look: Billy Crystal Stars in Mr. Saturday Night on Broadway

Mr. Saturday Night officially opens on Broadway Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at the Nederlander Theatre and we’ve got your first look at the new musical starring entertainment icon Billy Crystal.

Mr. Crystal returns to the role of Buddy Young Jr. that he portrayed in the original 1992 Columbia Pictures film of the same name, which also marked his directorial debut. The book for the stage musical is written by Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. The score for Mr. Saturday Night features music by three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Bridges of Madison County) and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Amanda Green (Hands on a Hardbody). Tony Award winner John Rando (Urinetown, On The Town) directs the production, which also features choreography by Ellenore Scott (revival of Funny Girl).

Mr. Saturday Night is the story of Buddy Young Jr., an outrageous and outspoken comedian who found fame, if not fortune, in the early days of television. Now, some 40 years after his TV career flamed out, Buddy seeks one more shot at the spotlight, and while he’s at it, one last shot at fixing the family he fractured along the way.

In addition to Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night stars Tony Award winner Randy Graff (City of AngelsLes Misérables) as Elaine Young; David Paymer (City Slickers, Quiz Show, State & Main), who is recreating his Oscar-nominated performance as Buddy’s brother Stan Yankelman; Shoshana Bean (Wicked, Waitress) as Susan Young; and Chasten Harmon (The Good Fight, Elementary, Broadway’s Hair) as agent Annie Wells. The Broadway company also includes Jordan Gelber (Sunday in the Park with George), Brian Gonzales (Aladdin), and Mylinda Hull (Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsSweet Charity).

Take a look at the new production photos below.


Billy Crystal in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Billy Crystal in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Billy Crystal and David Paymer in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Billy Crystal and David Paymer in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Brian Gonzales, Mylinda Hull, Billy Crystal, and Jordan Gelber in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Brian Gonzales, Mylinda Hull, Billy Crystal, and Jordan Gelber in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Billy Crystal in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Jordan Gelber, Brian Gonzales, and Billy Crystal in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Jordan Gelber, Brian Gonzales, and Billy Crystal in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Chasten Harmon in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Chasten Harmon in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Randy Graff and Billy Crystal in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Randy Graff and Billy Crystal in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Shoshana Bean in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Shoshana Bean in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
David Paymer in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
David Paymer in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Randy Graff in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Randy Graff in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Billy Crystal and Chasten Harmon in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Billy Crystal and Chasten Harmon in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Billy Crystal and Shoshana Bean in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Billy Crystal and Shoshana Bean in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Brian Gonzales, Chasten Harmon, Randy Graff, Billy Crystal, David Paymer, Shoshana Bean, Mylinda Hull, and Jordan Gelber in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Brian Gonzales, Chasten Harmon, Randy Graff, Billy Crystal, David Paymer, Shoshana Bean, Mylinda Hull, and Jordan Gelber in Mr. Saturday Night. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

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