Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Bring Broadway Home -- Show Comes to DVD
The HBO filming of Billy Crystal's one man show, Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays, has been released on DVD. The show, which was written and performed by Mr. Crystal, first performed on Broadway for 163 performances from December 2004 to June 2005 at the Broadhurst Theatre. That production, directed by Des MacAnuff and originally produced by the LaJolla Playhouse, won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event and both the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. The production that HBO filmed was a return engagement which played 46 performances from November 2013 to January 2014. The filming aired on HBO on April 19th, and the DVD will include 14 minutes of material cut from the TV release.