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A New Musical Comedy
Streaming on BroadwayHD
Book by:
Billy Crystal
Lowell Ganz &
Babaloo Mandel
Music By:
Jason Robert Brown
Lyrics by:
Amanda Green




Based on The Castle Rock Entertainment Motion Picture “Mr. Saturday Night”. Written by Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel. By Special Arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures

Also Starring:
Randy Graff       David Paymer
Shoshana Bean
 Chasten Harmon
Jordan Gelber Brian Gonzales Mylinda Hull
Arrangements & Orchestrations by:
Jason Robert Brown
Choreographed by:
Ellenore Scott
Directed for Broadway:
John Rando
Directed for the Screen:
Matthew Diamond

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Billy Crystal stars as Buddy Young, Jr. in this entertaining musical about an outrageous and outspoken comedian who has one last shot at reclaiming the spotlight - and his family - one hilarious step at a time. 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.



Meet the Company


Buddy Young, Jr.
BILLY CRYSTAL - Buddy Young, Jr. is a Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director. He is known around the world as the star of such feature films as When Harry Met Sally…, City Slickers and Analyze This; as a cast member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”; and the acclaimed nine-time host of the Academy Awards®. Crystal has hosted the GRAMMY® Awards three times and earned five Emmys for his work as host, writer and producer on both shows. Billy won his sixth Emmy for the HBO Comedy Special “Midnight Train to Moscow.” Crystal was the 2007 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and is a NY Times best-selling author of five books. In 2004, Crystal made his Broadway debut with the original production of his one-man show 700 Sundays, for which he won a Tony Award. The Broadway production was released as an HBO special, garnering four Emmy nominations. Crystal’s latest work includes the friendship comedy Standing Up, Falling Down opposite Ben Schwartz, as well as Here Today which Crystal directed, produced, and stars in opposite Tiffany Haddish. He has been married to Janice for 51 years and they have two children and four grandchildren.


Elaine Young
RANDY GRAFF - Elaine Young Broadway: City of Angels (Tony/ Drama Desk Award), A Class Act (Tony/Drama Desk nominations), Fiddler on the Roof (2004), Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Moon Over Buffalo, Falsettos, High Society, Les Misérables (original Fantine). Off Broadway/Regional: The Babylon Line (Lortel Award), Motherhood Out Loud (Primary Stages), The Long Christmas Ride Home (Vineyard Theatre), and productions at Playwrights Horizons, La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, McCarter Theater, and The Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Festival as the Countess in A Little Night Music. Ms. Graff has sung on several original Broadway cast recordings, and her own solo CD “Randy Graff Sings Cy Coleman.”


Stan Yankleman
DAVID PAYMER - Stan Yankleman One of film and television’s most prolific character actors, David Paymer first appeared with Billy Crystal in the hit film City Slickers. Crystal then tapped Paymer to play his brother Stan in the movie Mr. Saturday Night, earning Paymer an Oscar nomination. Other films include Quiz Show, Get Shorty, American President, Payback, Amistad, The Hurricane, State & Main, Drag Me to Hell, and Ocean’s 13. Paymer has directed over 70 episodes for television, and numerous acting appearances include The Morning Show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Picard, Room 104, The Good Wife, and current recurring roles on both Mrs. Maisel and breakout hit Dave. David is thrilled to be playing Billy’s brother Stan again.


Susan Young
SHOSHANA BEAN - Susan Young Shoshana Bean's three independent solo albums have all topped the iTunes R&B and Blues charts in the US and UK, with her fourth and most recent project, SPECTRUM, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Jazz charts. She has sold out solo concerts around the globe, lent her voice to countless films and television shows, amassed millions of views on YouTube, and performed alongside Ariana Grande, David Foster, Postmodern Jukebox, Brian McKnight, and Michael Jackson. Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage having made her debut in the original cast of Hairspray, starring as the very first replacement for Elphaba in Wicked and most recently as Jenna in Waitress. She won a IRNE Award for her performance as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl and earned a Jeff Award nomination for her portrayal of CeeCee Bloom in the pre-Broadway musical production of Beaches.


Annie Wells
CHASTEN HARMON - Annie Wells recurs on the CBS All Access series The Good Fight. She previously starred in the USA series Damnation and had recurring roles on ABC’s The Fix, NBC’s The Inbetween and CBS’s Elementary. In film, Chasten can be seen opposite Adam Driver in Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson. She will next be seen starring in the independent film The Mistress. Notable theatre credits include Hair on Broadway and the 25th Anniversary National Tour of Les Misérables. Chasten received her BFA from NYU, MFA from the Yale School of Drama.


Principal Player
JORDAN GELBER - Principal Player has appeared on Broadway in Sunday in the Park with George, Elf (Buddy), All My Sons, Avenue Q (original cast, Outer Critics Circle Award). Off-Broadway credits include Nantucket Sleigh Ride, 2000 Years, The Joke, Birth and After Birth, Avenue Q. Film: star of Dark Horse, The Kitchen, Bleed For This, Pelham, Before The Devil Knows You're Dead, Everyday People (IFP/Gotham Award nominee), Riding in Cars With Boys, Changing Lanes. TV: Elementary, Mr. Robot, Mindhunter, Insatiable, Boardwalk Empire, Nurse Jackie, Rescue Me, Ugly Betty, every Law & Order series, The Sopranos, 100 Centre Street. BA, Stanford University; MFA, NYU Tisch Graduate Acting (Laura Pels Award).


Principal Player
BRIAN GONZALES - Principal Player has appeared on Broadway in Aladdin, One Man Two Guv'nors, Shrek, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. His National Tour credits include Shrek, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. His TV and film credits include Aladdin Live from The West End, Elementary, Law & Order.


Principal Player
MYLINDA HULL - Principal Player Broadway credits include The Nance, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sweet Charity, Little Shop of Horrors, 42nd Street, Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical. Off Broadway work includes Road Show (Public Theatre); I Love You, You’re Perfect… (Westside Theatre); High Button Shoes, The New Yorkers, Merrily We Roll Along, Girl Crazy, Face The Music (all at Encores!). Regional credits include The Connector (NYSAF), Dancing at Lughnasa (Two River), Guys and Dolls (North Shore, IRNE Award). Natl Tour: Lola opposite Jerry Lewis in Damn Yankees. Television: Fosse/Verdon, Younger, Rise, The Big C, The Blacklist.





Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandell


Jason Robert Brown

Music, Orchestrations & Arrangements

Amanda Green


Scott Pask

Scenic Design


Costume Design


Lighting Design


Sound Design


Video and Projection Design


Hair and Wig Design


Music Director


Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy
Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy


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