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MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Performances Cancelled for Today, May 28th Due to Covid-19 Within the Cast

The announcement follows yesterday's news that co-star Shoshana Bean had tested positive for Coronavirus.

MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Performances Cancelled for Today, May 28th Due to Covid-19 Within the Cast

The Broadway production of Mr. Saturday Night has cancelled performances for today, May 28th, 2022, as Billy Crystal has tested positive for Covid-19. In an Instagram post announcement, the show's team writes, "Today's performances at 2PM and 8PM are canceled. Billy Crystal tested positive for Covid-19 prior to today's performance of Mr. Saturday Night, despite strict adherence to health and safety protocols. A second test has confirmed this diagnosis."

The post continues, "Performances resume with Billy Crystal Tuesday, June 7 at 7PM. Note, May 29 - June 6 was a planned hiatus due to a previous commitment Billy Crystal had scheduled. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes ticket holders. All tickets for today's cancelled performances will be exchanged or refunded at the original point of purchase. Please check www.mrsaturdaynightonbroadway.com or @mrsatnightbway for updated information."

See the post here.

Yesterday, Shoshana Bean announced that she had tested positive for Covid-19, writing, "I'm so very sorry I'm missing so many of you coming to the show.. I have indeed been out with COVID and whil I've been negative since Sunday and am past my CC 5th day... our union says otherwise. We are not allowed to return before 10 days...which means I will be out the remainder of the week. I'm so sorry." Read the full story here.

In the five-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical, Mr. Saturday Night, Billy 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.

Mr. Saturday Night also features Tony Award winner Randy Graff (City of Angels, Les Misérables) as Elaine Young; David Paymer (City Slickers, Quiz Show, State & Main), who is recreating his Oscar-nominated performance as Buddy's brother, Stan Yankleman; Tony Award nominee 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 Scoundrels, Sweet Charity).

The Tony-nominated score for Mr. Saturday Night has music by three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Bridges of Madison County) and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Amanda Green (Hands on a Hardbody). The book for the stage musical is written by Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, and the musical is directed by Tony Award winner John Rando (Urinetown, On The Town). Music Direction is by David O, and orchestrations and arrangements are by Jason Robert Brown.

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.

Photo Credits: Matthew Murphy.


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