Rialto Chatter: Will Billy Crystal Bring MR. SATURDAY NIGHT To Broadway?
A workshop of the musical took place this May, featuring a creative team including composer Jason Robert Brown and book writer Amanda Green, plus the movie's screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel.
"It's a great character and now I don't need the makeup!" Crystal told Variety. "It's coming along very well. The funny is always there but the depth and the humanity is even stronger, based on what we learned from the reaction to the movie over the years."
Mr. Saturday Night is a 1992 American comedy-drama film that marked the directorial debut of its star, Crystal. It focuses on the rise and fall of Buddy Young Jr., a stand-up comedian. Co-star David Paymer received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.