Mr. Saturday Night (Broadway)
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Mr. Saturday Night (Broadway)

Mr. Saturday Night (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(346 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Clever

About the Show

Billy Crystal co-writes and stars in this brand-new musical comedy premiering on Broadway.  

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Show-Score Member Reviews (346)

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50 Reviews | 5 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Very reminiscent of 60’s comedies that no longer exist. Borscht belt humor. Funny and enjoyable. Adorable.

Don't see it if Jokes are anticipated and expected. But welcome nonetheless.

70 Reviews | 12 Followers
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you love Billy Crystal He was fabulous

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie or Billy Crystal

72 Reviews | 15 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you enjoy scatting in Yiddish.

Don't see it if you don't like Borscht Belt humor.

292 Reviews | 36 Followers
Must see, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Truly funny and touching. A lot of story and a lot of substance. Cast totally excels and Crystal's energy and charm are inexhaustible.

Don't see it if don't want to laugh or get involved in a rich story. There's so much going on for a change instead of just the usual mindless musical flash

75 Reviews | 19 Followers
Outstanding-billy, Ode, Orotund, Open-hearted, One-liners

See it if You are a Billy Crystal fan...he is the heart and soul of the production.

Don't see it if You are easily offended. You are not a Billy Crystal fan.

140 Reviews | 17 Followers
Entertaining, Witty, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if want to laugh out loud and witness the creative genius of Billy Crystal and a talented cast. The laughter is infectious.

Don't see it if you are not interested in comedy and are looking for something serious.

112 Reviews | 7 Followers
Quirky, Enchanting, Delightful, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a master comedian at work and/or want to see an old style show.

Don't see it if You want to see a show that is less than 2 hours and 45 minutes or can't ignore the less than stellar singing of Crystal and Paymer.

116 Reviews | 16 Followers
Masterful, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if Good to see Billy Crystal back for a last hurrah. Show was funny and had a good storyline about him. Enjoyed and was entertained.

Don't see it if You want something serious and do not like Billy.

Critic Reviews (24)

The New York Times
April 27th, 2022

"As a piece of theater, the show is a bit of a mess; the jokes, even some of the hoary ones, work better than the storytelling, and the acting styles are all over the place. Still, it makes for a diverting evening — because it will almost surely make you laugh, and because of how acutely tuned into the audience Crystal is."
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Time Out New York
April 27th, 2022

"By Broadway standards, 'Mr. Saturday' is a modest little show. ... Everything about it is resolutely old-fashioned—in some ways it’s a celebration of oldness itself—and it's not long on drama. (We don't even get to see the big flashback meltdown scene.) But it delivers exactly what it promises: Crystal, completely in his element, with a crowd that is more than happy to buy what he’s selling."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 27th, 2022

"The book by Crystal, Lowell Ganz, and Babaloo Mandel (the original film’s authors) and particularly the new music by Jason Robert Brown feel flabby and thin in this new environment. ... So why did I enjoy it so much? When the show isn’t trying to be a musical, it puts Crystal up in front of us and has him do Buddy’s act. Crystal is the kind of entertainer whose blade never dulls."
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New Yorker
May 16th, 2022

"The structure of the musical is nicely roomy, giving Crystal ample time to perform standup, sell jokes, and serve up his shtick. It works!"
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Entertainment Weekly
April 27th, 2022

"Overall, Mr. Saturday Night is a fun time, but it also feels like it's missing the spark that would make it memorable. Perhaps the show would work better as a 90-minute musical, or even as a play focused on Buddy's comedy routines, which are its high points thanks to Crystal's comedic timing and showmanship."
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April 27th, 2022

"It’s the kind of show where verisimilitude is not the goal. It knows what it is: A great comic vehicle with a solid-though-unsurprising story — with a little love, if not schmaltz, thrown in for good measure."
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April 27th, 2022

"You might feel like you’ve already seen 'Mr. Saturday Night' the musical even if you’ve never seen 'Mr. Saturday Night' the movie, and whether you find that comforting – Billy Crystal certainly is one of the most likable presences in all of show business – or disappointing might depend entirely on your taste for well-delivered Borsht Belt comedy.'
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The Washington Post
April 28th, 2022

"You’ll be relieved to know Billy Crystal is still a stand-up guy — stand-up in the sense that the jokes in 'Mr. Saturday Night,' the 1992 film comedy he and other showbiz pros have turned into a slender but agreeable Broadway musical — are old-school funny, polished and impeccably timed."
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