BILLY CRYSTAL stars as Buddy Young, Jr., an outrageous and outspoken comedian who found fame in the early days of television! Now, some 40 years after he hit the top, Buddy will take one last shot at reclaiming the spotlight – and his family – one hilarious step at a time. MR. SATURDAY NIGHT is the brand-new musical comedy about being a funny man, a family man and getting a second chance at both.
Written by Tony Award® nominees BILLY CRYSTAL, LOWELL GANZ & BABALOO MANDEL, based on an original concept by Billy Crystal, MR. SATURDAY NIGHT features music by three-time Tony winner JASON ROBERT BROWN, lyrics by Tony Award nominee AMANDA GREEN, choreography by ELLENORE SCOTT (Funny Girl) and direction by Tony Award winner JOHN RANDO.
is a Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director. He is known around the world as the star of such feature films as When Harry Met Sally…, City Slickers and Analyze This; as a cast member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”; and the acclaimed nine-time host of the Academy Awards®. Crystal has hosted the GRAMMY® Awards three times and earned five Emmys for his work as host, writer and producer on both shows. Billy won his sixth Emmy for the HBO Comedy Special “Midnight Train to Moscow.” Crystal was the 2007 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and is a NY Times best-selling author of five books. In 2004, Crystal made his Broadway debut with the original production of his one-man show 700 Sundays, for which he won a Tony Award. The Broadway production was released as an HBO special, garnering four Emmy nominations. Crystal’s latest work includes the friendship comedy Standing Up, Falling Down opposite Ben Schwartz, as well as Here Today which Crystal directed, produced, and stars in opposite Tiffany Haddish. He has been married to Janice for 51 years and they have two children and four grandchildren.
Broadway: City of Angels (Tony/ Drama Desk Award), A Class Act (Tony/Drama Desk nominations), Fiddler on the Roof (2004), Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Moon Over Buffalo, Falsettos, High Society, Les Misérables (original Fantine). Off Broadway/Regional: The Babylon Line (Lortel Award), Motherhood Out Loud (Primary Stages), The Long Christmas Ride Home (Vineyard Theatre), and productions at Playwrights Horizons, La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, McCarter Theater, and The Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Festival as the Countess in A Little Night Music. Ms. Graff has sung on several original Broadway cast recordings, and her own solo CD “Randy Graff Sings Cy Coleman.”
One of film and television’s most prolific character actors, David Paymer first appeared with Billy Crystal in the hit film City Slickers. Crystal then tapped Paymer to play his brother Stan in the movie Mr. Saturday Night, earning Paymer an Oscar nomination. Other films include Quiz Show, Get Shorty, American President, Payback, Amistad, The Hurricane, State & Main, Drag Me to Hell, and Ocean’s 13. Paymer has directed over 70 episodes for television, and numerous acting appearances include The Morning Show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Picard, Room 104, The Good Wife, and current recurring roles on both Mrs. Maisel and breakout hit Dave. David is thrilled to be playing Billy’s brother Stan again.
Shoshana Bean's three independent solo albums have all topped the iTunes R&B and Blues charts in the US and UK, with her fourth and most recent project, SPECTRUM, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Jazz charts. She has sold out solo concerts around the globe, lent her voice to countless ﬁlms and television shows, amassed millions of views on YouTube, and performed alongside Ariana Grande, David Foster, Postmodern Jukebox, Brian McKnight, and Michael Jackson. Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage having made her debut in the original cast of Hairspray, starring as the very ﬁrst replacement for Elphaba in Wicked and most recently as Jenna in Waitress. She won a IRNE Award for her performance as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl and earned a Jeff Award nomination for her portrayal of CeeCee Bloom in the pre-Broadway musical production of Beaches.
recurs on the CBS All Access series The Good Fight. She previously starred in the USA series Damnation and had recurring roles on ABC’s The Fix, NBC’s The Inbetween and CBS’s Elementary. In film, Chasten can be seen opposite Adam Driver in Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson. She will next be seen starring in the independent film The Mistress. Notable theatre credits include Hair on Broadway and the 25th Anniversary National Tour of Les Misérables. Chasten received her BFA from NYU, MFA from the Yale School of Drama.
has appeared on Broadway in Sunday in the Park with George, Elf (Buddy), All My Sons, Avenue Q (original cast, Outer Critics Circle Award). Off-Broadway credits include Nantucket Sleigh Ride, 2000 Years, The Joke, Birth and After Birth, Avenue Q. Film: star of Dark Horse, The Kitchen, Bleed For This, Pelham, Before The Devil Knows You're Dead, Everyday People (IFP/Gotham Award nominee), Riding in Cars With Boys, Changing Lanes. TV: Elementary, Mr. Robot, Mindhunter, Insatiable, Boardwalk Empire, Nurse Jackie, Rescue Me, Ugly Betty, every Law & Order series, The Sopranos, 100 Centre Street. BA, Stanford University; MFA, NYU Tisch Graduate Acting (Laura Pels Award). www.JordanGelber.com
has appeared on Broadway in Aladdin, One Man Two Guv'nors, Shrek, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. His National Tour credits include Shrek, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. His TV and film credits include Aladdin Live from The West End, Elementary, Law & Order.
Broadway credits include The Nance, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sweet Charity, Little Shop of Horrors, 42nd Street, Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical. Off Broadway work includes Road Show (Public Theatre); I Love You, You’re Perfect… (Westside Theatre); High Button Shoes, The New Yorkers, Merrily We Roll Along, Girl Crazy, Face The Music (all at Encores!). Regional credits include The Connector (NYSAF), Dancing at Lughnasa (Two River), Guys and Dolls (North Shore, IRNE Award). Natl Tour: Lola opposite Jerry Lewis in Damn Yankees. Television: Fosse/Verdon, Younger, Rise, The Big C, The Blacklist.
Broadway: Gary: A Sequel, On the Town, Betrayal, The Nance, Hairspray, Twentieth Century, Henry IV, Into the Woods. Off-Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors, The Alchemist. TV: “Boardwalk Empire” (Eddie Cantor). MFA: Yale
Broadway: On Your Feet (OBC); Off-Broadway: 4 Guys Named Jose....(Jose Mexicano) Regional: Kennedy Center, Goodspeed, Milwaukee Rep, Seattle Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Portland Center Stage. TV/Film/Soundtracks: “FBI,” “SNL,” “Throwdown! with Bobby Flay,” In the Heights, Vivo, and Tick,Tick…Boom! For Papi. @extravagainza
Broadway: Groundhog Day, Something Rotten!, Anything Goes, The Boy From Oz, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Show Boat. National Tours: Anastasia, Little Shop of Horrors, Show Boat, Beauty and the Beast. www.tarikelly.com
Broadway debut! First woman Curly in Oklahoma! (OSF). Off-Broadway: X: Or…(Acting Company), Golden Bride (Folksbiene). Regional: Benny & Joon (Paper Mill), Love in Hate Nation (Two River). NYC: Othello, Julius Caesar (TAC). BFA: NYU. www.tatianawechsler.com @tatiwex