Previews for Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Billy Crystal’s new Broadway show Mr. Saturday Night begin tonight (March 29) at the David T. Nederlander Theatre in New York City. Among the creative crew is CalArts alum David O (Theater BFA 92), who serves as musical director.
Crystal reprises the leading role of Buddy Young, Jr. from his 1992 comedy of the same name, which also marked his directorial debut. More about the musical comedy from the official website:
MR. SATURDAY NIGHT is the story of Buddy Young Jr., an outrageous and outspoken comedian who found fame in the early days of television! Now, some 40 years after he hit the top, Buddy will take one last shot at reclaiming the spotlight – and his family – one hilarious step at a time. MR. SATURDAY NIGHT is the brand-new musical comedy about being a funny man, a family man and getting a second chance at both.
The production officially opens on Wednesday, April 27 and runs through Sept. 24.
David O is a musical director who was recently also credited as co-director and co-conceiver of You Can’t Stop the Beat, a celebration for the Actors Fund. He is a two-time Ovation Award recipient: Musical Direction in 2018 for Soft Power, and Sound Design, Large Theatre in 2006 for Ubu Roi.