The Nederlander Theatre opened as the National in 1921. Financed by theatre agent Walter C. Jordan and designed by William Neil Smith, the National soon became the southernmost Broadway theatre as other nearby venues faced demolition. In 1959 impresario Billy Rose purchased and renamed the theatre for himself. In 1978 the Nederlander Organization purchased and refurbished it, renaming it the Trafalgar. Two years later it was renamed in honor of founder David T. Nederlander.
Written by Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel, based on an original concept by Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night features music by three-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown, lyrics by Tony Award® nominee AMANDA GREEN, choreography by ELLENORE SCOTT (Funny Girl) and direction by Tony Award winner JOHN RANDO.SYNOPSIS:
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.
|Apr 3, 1979 -||The Nederlander Organization|
|Apr 3, 1979 - Jun 27, 1980||Ray Cooney|
|Apr 3, 1979 - Jun 27, 1980||Laurie Marsh|
|Feb 10, 1966 - Apr 3, 1979||The Billy Rose Foundation|
|Oct 18, 1959 - Feb 10, 1966||Billy Rose|
|Dec 1, 1927 - Oct 20, 1931||Shubert Theatre Corporation|
|Sep 1, 1921 - Dec 31, 1927||Walter C. Jordan||Theatre Owner|
|Sep 1, 1921 - Dec 31, 1927||Messrs. Shubert (Lee and J. J.)||Theatre Operator|