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“700 Sundays”

 

by Billy Crystal

700 Sundays is an autobiography written by Billy Crystal. It is all about the people who made Billy the man he is. The book also serves as a memoir to his father, Jack Crystal, who died of a heart attack when Billy was only 15 years old. The title refers to the number of Sundays that Billy and his father were able to share. Crystal’s stage adaptation, originally produced in 2004 as a “Page To Stage” production at La Jolla Playhouse, won the 2005 Tony Award for Special Theatrical Event.[2]

Opening & Closing Dates
Type & Version
Theatre
Dec 5, 2004 – Jun 12, 2005
Play / Original
Broadhurst Theatre, NY, USA

 

Opening Night Production Credits

Produced by Janice Crystal, Larry Magid and Face Productions; Presented in association with Clear Channel Entertainment

 

Originally produced by LaJolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director)

 

Written by Billy Crystal; Additional material by Alan Zweibel

 

Directed by Des McAnuff

 

Scenic Design by David F. Weiner; Associate Scenic Design: Christopher T. Borreson; Clothing Stylist: David C. Woolard; Lighting Design by David Lee Cuthbert; Associate Lighting Design: Patricia Nichols; Production Design by Michael Clark; Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy and John Shivers; Associate Sound Design: Chris Luessman and Walter Trarbach; Assistant Clothing Stylist: Kate Jones

 

General Manager: Niko Companies; Company Manager: Brig Berney

 

Technical Supervisor: Don S. Gilmore and DSG Entertainment; Production Stage Manager: Lurie Horns Pfeffer; Stage Manager: Donald Fried

 

Assistant to the Director: Holly-Anne Ruggiero; Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.

 

Critical Reception

Crystal glitters in this richly satisfying vehicle, and demonstrates that his bubbly, charismatic presence and laid-back acting ability need not be confined to the screen. He displays the type of effortless, easygoing rapport with the audience that many performers can strive a lifetime to perfect, proving himself a genuine theatre star. Under most circumstances, that alone would be refreshing and welcoming enough. It helps that he wrote it himself, of course, though it should be mentioned that the Playbill credits Alan Zweibel with contributing “additional material.” Regardless, the story is pure, nearly flawless Crystal, tracking him from birth through his Jewish upbringing and to the present day in hilarious and vividly moving fashion. Talkin’ Broadway 12/05/2004


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External Links

 

700 Sunday Billy Crystal at IBDB