Providence, RI  – Spend the Night with Billy Crystal has been described as “a smorgasbord of zesty stories and sharp impressions,” and a “trip down memory lane” led by Tony® and Emmy Award®-winning comedian Billy Crystal, who has been lauded as “brilliant, “eternally ageless,” “mesmerizing,” and “dazzling.” Actress Bonnie Hunt will join Billy Crystal as moderator and interviewer on stage at the Providence Performing Arts Center’s Gala on Thursday, March 23 at 7:30P.

Tickets for the Gala are $300 and include prime seating to Spend the Night with Billy Crystal, access to the post-show party at PPAC, and parking. The PPAC Gala is a fundraiser for the Theatre and is a black-tie optional event. Gala Tickets are tax-deductible to the extent provided by the law. Please email PPAC Director of Ticketing Donna Santos at [email protected] for more information on the Gala and to purchase tickets.

Non-Gala tickets for Spend the Night with Billy Crystal are on sale now at the PPAC Box Office, online at and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).  Non-Gala tickets are $200 - $45; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Due to the popularity of Spend the Night with Billy Crystal, please call the Box Office for ticket availability. Box Office Hours are Monday – Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days. 

“This show is unique. There’s stand up, and ‘sit down’ which gives me great freedom to tell stories, show film clips and talk about my life and career and the world as I see it,” says Crystal of the new show.  “It’s loose, unpredictable, and intimate. The most fun I’ve had on stage in a long time.” 

Audiences and critics alike are praising the unique format as well, with the Orlando Sentinel noting, “The crowd happily ate up whatever Crystal was serving because it was prime fare,” and Sarasota Magazine praising Hunt’s presence, writing she “makes a good partner throughout the evening, getting in a few good comedy lines herself as well as asking Crystal the questions that spark his best stories.”

Additional praise for

spend the night with billy crystal

We were able to observe all the Crystal wit, charm, and brilliant comedic chops that have made him one of the most beloved entertainers of his generation.

- The Herald-Tribune

He did not disappoint in Biloxi.

- the sun herald

I have never laughed so hard in my entire life. If the saying that laughter is the best medicine is true, then I should be set for a while…

- EU Jacksonville

Fits of laughter rang out regularly in the packed theater without a spare seat in the house. Between the laughter, however, the adulating crowd sat spellbound as Crystal led them on a pleasant biographical journey…


Crystal is on point, humorous, slick, and still timely… Ideas, impressions come to him and he runs with it... In this, he is brilliant and eternally ageless.


ABOUT BILLY CRYSTALFull Bio | Approved Photo

A stand-up comic turned television star, Crystal found fame as a movie funnyman with starring roles in blockbusters such as When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers, and Analyze This. He was much loved as the acclaimed nine-time host of the Academy Awards, an achievement topped only by Bob Hope, who hosted the Oscars 19 times. Also an award-winning author, Crystal’s latest memoir, Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? was an instant New York Times bestseller.

ABOUT BONNIE HUNT –Full Bio | Approved Photo  

Hunt is a versatile and accomplished writer, director, producer, and an Emmy®, Golden Globe and SAG Award-nominated actress, earning critical acclaim in film, television and theater. She became familiar to audiences with her unforgettable cameos in such films as Rain Man, building an impressive film resume and receiving rave reviews for her roles in Jerry Maguire, The Green Mile, Jumanji, Only You, and Cheaper By The Dozen, to name a few.


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