HBO to air Billy Crystal’s “700 Sundays” in 2014

If you feel like you’ve missed out already on Billy Crystal’s revival of his one-man show on Broadway, 700 Sundays, then don’t worry so long as you have HBO in 2014.

The autobiographical show — written by Crystal along with Alan Zweibel — returned to Broadway last month and runs through Jan. 5, 2014, at the Imperial Theatre (tickets).

HBO will tape two of the final performances on Jan. 3-4. It’s directed by Des McAnuff, and executive produced by Billy Crystal and David Steinberg.

“Billy Crystal has been a beloved member of the HBO family for more than three decades,” said HBO’s Programming President Michael Lombardo.

Crystal added: “I am thrilled to be back home at HBO. I always felt this would be the last time I would perform 700 Sundays. Taping it so more people can see the play is very exciting. Most importantly, my grandchildren and others to come will get to know about our family and its unique history.”

He previously staged this one-man show — named for the number of weeks he spent with his father before he died when Billy was 15 — in 2004, and won the 2005 Tony Award for Special Theatrical Event, as well as 2005 Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle awards. He also toured the show across the United States and to Australia.

This is his sixth one-man show special for HBO. Previously: “On Location,” “A Comics Line,” “Don’t Get Me Started,” “The Lost Minutes” and “Midnight Train to Moscow.” He also directed 61* for HBO.

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