WATCH: First Look at the Live Capture of Broadway’s Mr. Saturday Night

WATCH: First Look at the Live Capture of Broadway’s Mr. Saturday Night

The recent Broadway production of Mr. Saturday Night, which played its final performance in September, will be streaming online starting this December! Today, the musical released its first full-length trailer giving Billy Crystal fans a glimpse into the captured musical.

Mr. Saturday Night was filmed live at Broadway's Nederlander Theater in its final week of performances and will mark BroadwayHD's first filmed Broadway production in years - the production company previously captured the Broadway productions of She Loves MeHoliday InnFalsettosPresent Laughter, and Indecent.

Watch the new trailer for Mr. Saturday Night below:



Production company BroadwayHD will premiere Billy Crystal's five-time Tony Award-nominated musical Mr. Saturday Night globally on December 1st following a considerably short post-production period of 90 days.

BroadwayHD will once again act as both the production house for the release and the official distributor of the recording, which is co-produced with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures.

The musical tells the story of Buddy Young Jr., an outrageous and outspoken comedian who found fame, if not fortune, in the early days of television. 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 attempt at fixing the family he fractured along the way.

The musical is based on Billy Crystal's 1992 comedy film of the same name, which marked Crystal's directorial debut. Written by Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz, and Babaloo Mandel (who were all nominated for a Tony Award for their work in 2022), Mr. Saturday Night features music by three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, The Last Five Years), lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Amanda Green (Bring It On: The Musical), choreography by Ellenore Scott (Funny Girl) and direction by Tony Award winner John Rando (Urinetown).

Billy Crystal, who also is one of the show's executive producers, said in a statement: "I am so happy that people at home can now see our show. We've captured the feeling of being in the theater in the best "House Seats" possible. It was a special experience to perform Mr. Saturday Night with our glorious cast and I know our new audiences at home will experience the same laughs and tears our Broadway audiences did."



Mr. Saturday Night also features in the cast Tony Award winner Randy Graff (City of Angels, Les Misérables) as Elaine Young; David Paymer (City Slickers, Quiz Show, State & Main), who is recreating his Oscar-nominated performance as Buddy's brother Stan Yankleman; Tony Award nominee Shoshana Bean (Wicked, Waitress) as Susan Young; and Chasten Harmon (The Good Fight, Elementary, Broadway's Hair) as agent Annie Wells. The Broadway company also includes Jordan Gelber (Sunday in the Park with George), Brian Gonzales (Aladdin), and Mylinda Hull (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sweet Charity).