Billy Crystal bringing '700 Sundays' to Minneapolis for pre-Broadway run


Acclaimed actor Billy Crystal is bringing his one-man show "700 Sundays" to the State Theatre in Minneapolis this fall for a pre-Broadway run, Playbill reports.

The show, which won Crystal a Tony Award for Special Theatrical Event in 2005, for will stage at the State Theatre for six performances from Oct. 22-26. After that, Crystal will bring "700 Sundays" back to Broadway at the Imperial Theatre for a nine-week run, beginning Nov. 9.

Tickets for "700 Sundays" at the State Theatre will go on sale June 22 at noon. Prices for the show range from $51 to $134. In addition to the State Theatre box office, tickets will be available at the Hennepin Theatre Trust online or through Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787.

An autobiographical show, "700 Sundays" is a two-act play written and starring Crystal, who plays numerous characters in New York who helped shape who he is today.

In a recent statement about bring the show back to Broadway, Crystal said he wanted to "tell this story one last time in my own backyard, where it all took place," and that it is "a privilege to return to Broadway to say goodbye to one of the greatest thrills of my life."

"When we originally opened on Broadway, all I knew was that I had a story that I was compelled to share, Crystal said. 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."

Crystal has also starred in numerous films and television shows, from "Soap" and "Saturday Night Live" on TV, to "When Harry Met Sally...," as well as "City Slickers" and "Analyze This," and their respective sequels on the big screen. He has also hosted the Oscars nine times, most recently in 2012.

Crystal will next reprise the voice role of the lovable, one-eyed green monster Mike Wazowski in Pixar Animated feature "Monsters University" -- the prequel to "Monster's Inc." -- on June 22.

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