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Billy Crystal Admits He Cried When His Grandchildren Saw Him On Broadway: It Was Quite Emotional

“That was the greatest thrill of all,” Billy Crystal said while playing his Tony-nominated role on Broadway in the presence of his four grandchildren. It’s not like it was Billy’s first rodeo as he’s a stand-up comedian who has graced different stages all over the country for many years. But in this particular instance, he was on stage at New York City’s Nederland Theatre for the opening of Mr. Saturday Night.
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Billy Crystal Says He Teared Up When Grandchildren Saw Him on Broadway: 'It Was Truly Moving'

Billy Crystal is no stranger to a curtain call, the seasoned stand-up having performed on stages across the country for decades now. But taking the stage at New York City's Nederlander Theatre last month for the opening of Mr. Saturday Night — the musical adaption of his 1992 film of the same name — held extra special meaning for Crystal. It was the first time his four grandchildren had seen him do the role on Broadway.
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Hugh Jackman, Billy Crystal and 'A Strange Loop' Among 2022 Tony Awards Nominees

This morning, Tony Award winner Adrienne Warren and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry presented the official nominees for the 75th Annual Tony Awards. The ceremony honors and celebrates theater productions that were presented in the 2021-2022 season. This year, the event will take place on June 12 and the ceremony will be presented by Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose.
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Tony Nominations: Patti LuPone & Ruth Negga Shout Out To Overlooked Co-Stars; Hugh Jackman, Billy Crystal, Mary-Louise Parker, Jaquel Spivey Give Thanks – Update

Click here to read the full article. Refresh for updates… Patti LuPone, Billy Crystal, Ruth Negga, Jaquel Spivey and Mary-Louise Parker are expressing their thanks for today’s Tony Award nominations, with LuPone and Negga extending appreciations to her co-stars who were not nominated. “We are led every night by the beautiful, soulful, and extremely talented Katrina Lenk,” LuPone said in a statement. Negga said she is “deeply indebted” to co-star Daniel Craig. (See their comments below.) Monday morning’s Tony Awards nominations delivered a reassuringly familiar sign of springtime after two-plus years of Covid upheaval on Broadway, and the reactions of nominees reflect...
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Billy Crystal on starring in his first ever Broadway musical

Billy Crystal talks about starring in his first-ever Broadway musical “Mr. Saturday Night.” He explains the preparation that went on behind the scenes for the project, as well as how performing live differs from acting in movies. “Of all the things I’ve ever done, opening a Broadway musical was really something different,” he says.May 2, 2022.
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‘Mr. Saturday Night’ Review: Billy Crystal Brings the Laughs in His New Broadway Musical

Click here to read the full article. Sometimes being nice has its rewards. Take Buddy Young Jr., the bitter, self-centered, self-destructive comedian from the 1992 flop film “Mr. Saturday Night,” which Billy Crystal starred in, directed and co-wrote based on one of his ’80s sketch creations. This sour pickle of an old-school comic as the basis for a musical? Don’t make me laugh. But a funny thing happened on the way to Broadway. For this new stage adaptation, Crystal and his co-screenwriters Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz have re-envisioned Buddy with warmer tones and softer edges. They’ve also given him some self-awareness...
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