NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) -- Film actor Billy Crystal will make his Broadway debut in an autobiographical one-man, two-act play, "700 Sundays," opening at the Broadhurst Theater Dec. 5.
Producers of the show, which played the La Jolla Playhouse in California earlier this year, said Thursday that Crystal will portray many characters who have shaped his life in the play opening for previews Nov. 12.
They released a statement from Crystal saying, "This is not a history of my career but is about periods in my life and people in my life that helped make me a man."
The show will be directed by Tony Award-winning Des McAnuff, best known for his direction of "The Who's Tommy" and "Big River" on Broadway.
Among Crystal's most popular films has been "When Harry Met Sally," "City Slickers," "Deconstructing Harry," "Analyze This" and "America's Sweethearts." He also has been a repeat host for the televised Academy Award ceremonies.