How to Stream Broadway's Mr. Saturday Night: All You Need to Know

How to Stream Broadway's Mr. Saturday Night: All You Need to Know

The filmed-on-stage capture of Broadway's Mr. Saturday Night starring Billy Crystal and Shoshana Bean will be released this Thursday - and for that, we've gathered all you need to know ahead of the release as we count down the days to the premiere of the filmed capture.

BroadwayHD, who previously filmed Broadway and West End musicals such as Kinky BootsFalsettosShe Loves Me, and 42nd Street, captured Mr. Saturday Night live in performance back in September at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre. In just 90 days (which could be a record for a filmed musical), the streamer managed to prepare the film for its highly anticipated release next month.

Here's all we know about how you can watch Mr. Saturday Night:



Where is Mr. Saturday Night streaming online?

Mr. Saturday Night will be coming to the BroadwayHD platform, which is also available to stream as an Amazon Channel.

BroadwayHD typically collaborates with third-party production companies to film musicals and plays both on and off Broadway, as they did with 42nd Street and An American with Paris through London's Liberator Film Services. 

While not much is known about the production company behind Mr. Saturday Night, it seems the streaming platform filmed the show through their in-house production team with director Matthew Diamond (who previously worked on shows such as The Wiz Live! and the Metropolitan Opera's HD Live series).


How can I watch Mr. Saturday Night online?

You don't necessarily need a streaming device to watch Mr. Saturday Night, as you can stream the musical through any web browser or a mobile device. Another option is to download either the BroadwayHD app from your favorite app store or the Amazon Prime Video app (our preferred choice) which will let you watch the show seamlessly.



When will Mr. Saturday Night be released for streaming?

The musical will be released on Thursday, December 1st, 2022. Going by previous BroadwayHD originals, the capture will be available starting at midnight on December 1st, according to the user's location. This is of course in case of no delays (some BroadwayHD originals were pushed at the last minute, such as Fame the Musical and the still unreleased Broken Wings The Musical).


Can I watch Mr. Saturday Night for free?

Yes! If you still don't have a BroadwayHD account, you can sign up for a free 7-day trial account. We recommend signing up through Amazon for the trial offer though as if you decide to continue beyond the initial free offer a regular subscription fee would be just $8.99/month, whereas the BroadwayHD site will charge you a premium at $11.99. 



Would Mr. Saturday Night stream globally?

Yes! BroadwayHD has acquired the global distribution rights to the musical, which means Mr. Saturday Night will be available to stream anywhere in the world (as long as you can get a BroadwayHD or Amazon Prime subscription).

Typically, while BroadwayHD's platform offers a different selection of shows to each geo, their original programming is available for worldwide viewing. Shows now streaming globally through BroadwayHD include An American in ParisFame the MusicalAllegiance, and She Loves Me.


What is Mr. Saturday Night about?

"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, 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."


Mr. Saturday Night opened in April at Broadway's Netherlander Theatre and ran for 116 performances before closing on September 4th. Both Billy Crystal and David Paymer returned to reprise their film roles on stage as Buddy Young, Jr. and Stan Yankleman respectively.

While the show did not manage to fill the medium-sized Nederlander Theater during its run, it was met with positive notices from New York critics, with Variety calling the show "the funniest show on Broadway in years, if not the most likable". The musical was also nominated for Tony Awards during the 2022 season, including Best Musical.

The show was filmed live during its final week of performances and will mark BroadwayHD's first filmed Broadway musical in years.



What is the cast appearing in the filmed production of Mr. Saturday Night?

Other than Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night also features 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, 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).