Review: Mr. Saturday Night Won’t Close on Sunday

April 28, 2022, 12:30.20 am ET  


Photo: Matthew Murphy                                                                                 

By Brian Scott Lipton                                                                                                            

Fittingly enough for a show about a comedian who gets his big break in the 1940s Catskills, the new musical “Mr. Saturday Night,” now at the Nederlander Theater under John Rando’s competent direction, reminds me of the dinners I used to have at Grossinger’s and The Concord when I visited them in the 1970s. There’s too much of almost everything; some of it should have remained in the kitchen; and the good stuff is really, really good!

Or in the case of Billy Crystal, the show’s driving force as star and co-writer, the operative word is superb! Read Full Review

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