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Lenox, Mass.
Local culture
20 October 2021 07:09PM

Barrington Stage Company welcomes Billy Crystal in a presentationof a new musical in development. MR. SATURDAY NIGHT.

Also featuring: Randy Graff, David Paymer,, Alysha Umphress, Chasten Harmon,
Jordan Gelber, Brian Gonzales, Mylinda Hull.

Book by Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel
Music by Jason Robert Brown
Lyrics by Amanda Green

Choreographed by Ellenore Scott
Directed by John Rando

OCTOBER 22–30
Boyd-Quinson Stage
Every seat will be sold for this production.

Eligible American Express® Card Members can access exclusive Card Member Performances* scheduled from Tuesday, October 26 to Friday, October 29. Terms apply. After the performances on October 26–29, American Express® Card Members are invited to join us in the theatre for an EXCLUSIVE post-show Q&A with Billy Crystal and members of the creative team of Mr. Saturday Night!

Tony and Emmy Award winner Billy Crystal stars in a presentation of a new musical in development, Mr. Saturday Night, on the Boyd-Quinson Stage (30 Union Street) for nine performances only, October 22–24 and October 26–30.

A new musical comedy, Mr. Saturday Night is about one man’s meteoric rise to the middle. The musical is a work in development and will be presented with minimal set and costume pieces.

Mr. Crystal returns to the role of stand-up comedian ‘Buddy Young Jr.’ that he played in the original 1992 Columbia Pictures film of the same name, which also marked his directorial debut. He co-wrote the screenplay with Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel who have been writing together for over 40 years on such films as Splash, Parenthood and City Slickers. Crystal, Ganz and Mandel have written the book for the new musical.

Based on the Castle Rock Entertainment motion picture, Mr. Saturday Night, written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel and based on a concept by Billy Crystal. By special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures.

The score for Mr. Saturday Night features music by three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Broadway’s Parade, The Bridges of Madison County) and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Amanda Green (Broadway’s Hands on a Hard Body). Tony Award winner John Rando (Broadway’s Urinetown; Broadway and BSC: On the Town; BSC: The Pirates of Penzance) will direct. Ellenore Scott will choreograph. David O will serve as Music Director.

The presentation will also star Tony Award winner Randy Graff (Tony Award winner for Broadway’s City of Angels, original Fantine in Broadway’s Les Misérables) as Buddy’s wife, Elaine Young; David Paymer (City Slickers, Quiz Show, State & Main) returning to his film role of Stan Yankelman, Buddy’s brother, for which he was Oscar-nominated; Alysha Umphress (BSC & Broadway: On the Town; BSC: Who Could Ask for Anything More?) as Buddy’s daughter, Susan Young; Chasten Harmon (“The Good Fight,” “Elementary”) as his agent, Annie Wells; Jordan Gelber; Brian Gonzales; and Mylinda Hull.

Sponsored in part by Leslie and Stephen Jerome & Abby Schroeder

*Card Member Performances are available to all Card Members. Simply pay with your American Express® Card. Tickets are subject to the rules, terms & conditions, and fees set by the ticket seller, event promoter and/or the venue, as applicable. Offer is fulfilled by ticket seller, subject to availability and may be changed or revoked at any time. Not all seats available. For more information, please visit americanexpress.com/entertainment.
Not recommended for ages 16 and younger.

SAFETY PROTOCOL: All patrons must provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test (PCR test within 72 hours or an antigen test within 6 hours) and a form of identification prior to entering the theatre. Masks must be worn at all times in the theatre, regardless of vaccination status. Learn more here.

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