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Billy Crystal coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater



Billy Crystal's had some pretty memorable times in Tampa Bay. Like that time in 2008 that he got to suit up and play in a Spring Training game for his beloved New York Yankees.

"I wish I was coming back tomorrow," he told reporters after that game.

Well, nine years later, he finally is.

Crystal will bring his new "Spend the Night with Billy Crystal" tour to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Jan. 31. The show will mix stand-up comedy, storytelling and multimedia clips from throughout his career.

"It's loose, unpredictable and intimate," he said in a statement announcing the tour. "The most fun I've had on stage in a long time."

Tickets to the show start at $56.50 and go on sale this weekend. Click here for details.

The Clearwater date is actually part of a seven-city swing through Florida this winter, including dates in Sarasota (Jan. 26) and Orlando (Feb. 1). Unfortunately, the dates are all too early to catch much spring training while he's here. C'mon, Billy, that's tour scheduling 101. Get your act together!

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Monday, November 14, 2016 9:19am]


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