Photo: Steve Schofield
Complete casting has been announced for “Mr. Saturday Night,” a new musical comedy about one comedian’s meteoric rise to the middle, which will begin an open-ended run at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) on March 9, with an official opening set for April 27.
The show will be directed by John Rando, with a book by Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel and a score by Jason Robert Brown and lyrics by Amanda Green. The production will feature choreography by Ellenore Scott.
Based on the 1992 film of the same name, then musical tells the story of Buddy Young Jr (to be played by Crystal), an outrageous and outspoken comedian who found fame, if not fortune, in the early days of television. Now, some 40 years after his TV career flamed out, Buddy seeks one more shot at the spotlight, and while he’s at it, one last shot at fixing the family he fractured along the way.
The production will also feature Randy Graff, David Paymer, Chasten, Shoshana Bean, Jordan Gelber, Brian Gonzales and Mylinda Hull.
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