Jerry Seinfeld announced he will do six shows a month starting January though June 2016 at the Beacon Theatre. The announcement was made during a press conference at the theatre.
Seinfeld shared a video via his Facebook account. He said, “Okay. We are in the green room of the historic Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and I am here today to make a big announcement. Huge. Something really special is happening. You’re not going to believe who is joining me here Walt Klein Frazier, number 10 from the world champion 1970 New York Knicks and Rod [Gilbert] from the New York Rangers. They are here too and now we’re going to go upstairs and we’re going to make this big announcement and you are going to be there.
The residency, which is titled “Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand,” was inspired by the residency of monthly concerts singer Billy Joel, who has been performing at Madison Square Garden. Seinfeld said, “When Billy Joel does ‘New York State of Mind’ at the Garden, it’s different. It sounds different. It feels different than when he does it in Charlotte. So, I thought this is a really unique moment to see a guy who’d come from this area and built his career. A career kind of comes out of the culture you grew up in and I feel like New York and Long Island is kind of what gave me the perspective to do what I do.”
According to The New York Times, the Beacon seats about 2,800 people, only a fraction of the capacity of the Garden, which uses more than 18,000 seats for its sports events, and 11,000 to 15,000 for concerts and comedy events.
Tickets went on sale this morning, 10 a.m. eastern standard time. Prices range from $79 to $175. The first show is slated for Jan. 7th. This is Seinfeld’s first-ever residency. You can purchase your tickets here.
Seinfeld’s latest project is critically-acclaimed web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, seen exclusively on Crackle and comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com, which has garnered over 100 million views, and which the New York Times describes as “impressively complex and artful” and Variety calls “a game changer.”
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