Billy Crystal will return to Broadway for a limited nine-week engagement of his play 700 Sundays. Previews at the Imperial Theater will start Tuesday, Nov. 5 with opening night Nov. 13. The play is written and performed by Crystal, with additional content by Alan Zweibel, and tells the story of Crystal’s life. His father died when he was 15 and the title references the number of Sundays in Billy’s life that his father was alive.
“When we originally opened on Broadway, all I knew was that I had a story that I was compelled to share,” Crystal said in a press release. “Now that I’ve performed my play across the country and internationally, I’m gratified to know that the love of family, through joy and pain, is perhaps the most universal story.”
In 2005 the play won the Tony award for Special Theatrical Event. This run will be the final engagement of the production and it closes Sunday Jan. 5, 2014.