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700 Sundays - 2013 - Broadway

700 SUNDAYS, an autobiographical journey, is an original two-act play in which Billy plays numerous characters that have influenced who he is today. It deals with his youth, growing up in the jazz world of Manhattan, his teenage years, and finally adulthood. It is about family and fate, loving and loss.

Billy Crystal was pronounced "The King of Broadway" by The New York Post for the Broadway debut of 700 SUNDAYS which, in its opening week on Broadway, broke the house record for highest weekly gross at the Broadhurst Theatre and then continued to top its own record every week. With a cumulative gross of over $21 million, 700 SUNDAYS set a record for the highest weekly grossing non-musical in Broadway history at that time ($1,061,689 for the week ending 5/22/05) and was one of the top ten grossing shows every single week of its run, despite playing only seven performances per week.

The show won the 2005 Tony Award for Special Theatrical Experience and both the 2005 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Solo Performance.

Following the Broadway production, Billy played sold-out limited engagements of 700 SUNDAYS in Toronto, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Billy then took 700 SUNDAYS to Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, where both engagements sold out upon announcement and won the 2007 Helpmann Award for Best Special Event. In 2009, Billy brought the show back to the United States with engagements in six major cities: Washington, DC; Philadelphia; Dallas; Palm Beach; Miami; and Atlanta. This fall's Broadway engagement will mark the show's first return to New York since its Broadway debut.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission

Imperial Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
249 West 45th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For 700 Sundays


Review: Billy Crystal's "700 Sundays"? It's Still Mahvalous - NBC New York
It's next to impossible to experience Billy Crystal's still side-splitting "700 Sundays"without recalling the absurdist characters and hallmark moments of your own youth. The veteran entertainer, a city slicker-turned-awards-show-hosting-juggernaut, has turned the story of his own coming-of-age into such a relatable piece of theater that any one anecdote may start your waterworks flowing, even while you're doubled over in laughter.

'700 Sundays' a happy return for Billy Crystal - USA Today
At the Imperial Theatre, where Sundays opened Wednesday, Crystal proves an impressively spry senior, even doing a cartwheel at one point. But it isn't youthful energy that seems to propel his rapid-fire delivery as much as a sense of urgency that his story, and the story of his extended family, be shared again...Fortunately, any hints of self-conscious, kumbaya-ish social commentary are folded seamlessly into the comedy, which is gently irreverent, endearingly good-natured and, yes, funny. Your tolerance for Yiddish and penis jokes might be tested, but Crystal and original director Des McAnuff sustain a knowing goofiness that makes it all go down smoothly.


 

700 Sundays Broadway Cast



 

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by Caryn Robbins - December 17, 2013
The legendary comedian stopped by to maintain that he was more deserved of the Grammy Award for "Best Spoken Word Album' over host Colbert, who was also nominated in the category.
by Caryn Robbins - December 12, 2013
Legendary comedian Billy Crystal stopped by last night's Late Show with David Letterman on CBS and asked Dave about rumors of a recent fist fight between the talk show host and Regis Philbin during a recent performance of Crystal's one-man Broadway show, '700 Sundays.'
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 14, 2013
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet for opening night and below, you can check out interviews with the evening's celebrity guests- including Lisa Lampenelli, Des McAnuff, Jill Zarin, Luann de Lesseps, and more!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 14, 2013
Billy Crystal returned to Broadway last night to kick off a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 Sundays. The final performance will be Sunday, January 5, 2014 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and below, you can check out his full opening night curtain call, which included an on stage cartwheel!
by Walter McBride - November 14, 2013
Billy Crystal returned to Broadway last night to kick off a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 Sundays. The final performance will be Sunday, January 5, 2014 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below!
by Walter McBride - November 14, 2013
Billy Crystal returned to Broadway last night to kick off a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 Sundays. The final performance will be Sunday, January 5, 2014 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from Crystal's curtain call below!
by Review Roundups - November 13, 2013
Billy Crystal returns to Broadway to kick off a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 Sundays. The show opens tonight, November 13, at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) and runs through Sunday, January 5, 2014. Let's see what the critics had to say...
by Michael Dale - November 13, 2013
Faster than a speeding Les Miserables revival, Billy Crystal's solo performance of family memories returns to Broadway a mere 386 Sundays after its Tony-winning original production gave its regards.
by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2013
Billy Crystal will return to Broadway this fall for a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 Sundays. This will mark the final engagement of this production. Previews began Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with opening night scheduled for tonight, November 13, 2013 and a final performance set for Sunday, January 5, 2014. 700 Sundays is performed and written by Mr. Crystal with additional content by Alan Zweibel and direction by Des McAnuff.
by Nicole Rosky - November 12, 2013
Billy Crystal returns to Broadway tonight to kick off a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 SUNDAYS. Opening night is set for Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) and the final performance will be Sunday, January 5, 2014. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Crystal in action below!
by BWW News Desk - November 5, 2013
Billy Crystal will return to Broadway this fall for a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 Sundays. This will mark the final engagement of this production. Previews begin tonight, November 5, 2013 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 and a final performance set for Sunday, January 5, 2014. 700 Sundaysis performed and written by Mr. Crystal with additional content by Alan Zweibel and direction by Des McAnuff.
by Caryn Robbins - October 25, 2013
In today's New York Post, Billy Crystal speaks to Michael Riedel about making his return to Broadway in his acclaimed show 700 SUNDAYS, coming to the Imperial Theater for a nine-week run beginning on November 5th.
by Walter McBride - September 24, 2013
Billy Crystal will return to Broadway this fall for a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 Sundays. This will mark the final engagement of this production. Previews will begin Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 and a final performance set for Sunday, January 5, 2014. 700 Sundaysis performed and written by Mr. Crystal with additional content by Alan Zweibel and direction by Des McAnuff. Check out more photos of the marquee at the Imperial Theatre below!
by Jennifer Broski - September 10, 2013
Billy Crystal will return to Broadway this fall for a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 Sundays. This will mark the final engagement of this production. Previews will begin Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 and a final performance set for Sunday, January 5, 2014. 700 Sundaysis performed and written by Mr. Crystal with additional content by Alan Zweibel and direction by Des McAnuff. Check out photos of the marquee at the Imperial Theatre below!
by Robert Diamond - May 14, 2013
Billy Crystal will return to Broadway this fall for a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 SUNDAYS. This will mark the final engagement of this production. Previews will begin Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 and a final performance set for Sunday, January 5, 2014. 700 SUNDAYSis performed and written by Mr. Crystal with additional content by Alan Zweibel and direction by Des McAnuff.