There is a long, checkered history of "one-man shows" and "performance art" dating as far back as Hal Holbrook, Karen Finley and the Fluxus art movement. Probably even further. It seems that the latest celebrity to throw his old-ass hat into the arena is the one and only Billy Crystal. You most likely remember Crystal from his critically lauded role in When Harry Met Sally. If you are of a certain age, there's no way you could forget him in his many roles on that stalwart of occasionally brilliant television, Saturday Night Live. Perhaps an audience of a certain age might even remember Crystal in his groundbreaking role as the first openly gay prime-time character, Jody, on the brilliant sitcom, SOAP. Well, now Billy Crystal is coming to town with an autobiographical one-man show/performance art piece/semi-self-indulgent rant titled 700 Sundays. It is a journey through his life, loves and career. So if you are a fan, this should be a treat...possibly for the whole family. And if you are not, well, I guess the performance may leave you a bit cold. Regardless, it is worth checking out. Come see Billy Crystal bare his soul at the Winspear Opera House. 700 Sundays runs Tuesday through November 22, with showtimes at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $37.50 to $207.50. Visit dallasperformingarts.org for details.
Tue., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.; Thu., Nov. 19, 8 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 20, 8 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 21, 3 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 22, 3 p.m., 2009