Tickets to comedian Jerry Seinfeld's seven Broadway concert performances, Aug. 6-9 at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre, will be distributed through a lottery, according to Paul Morer, general manager for the event.
Who'll administer the lottery, the price of the tickets, and the date when they'll go on sale has not been decided, Morer told Playbill On-Line. What is certain, said Morer, is that ducats will not be sold through a ticket agency or at the Broadhurst box office.
A June 11 NY newspaper report identified Telecharge as the source of Seinfeld tickets. Morer said that report was incorrect.
Seinfeld's Broadway stand, titled Jerry Seinfeld Live: I'm Telling You for the Last Time, will have a seven-show run: two shows each on Aug. 6, 7, and 8, possible at 7 and 10 PM, and a final show on Aug. 9, possibly at 9 PM. The last performance will be aired live on HBO. A CD of the event may be released later on.
Marty Callner will produce and direct the evening of stand-up comedy. Seinfeld is the executive producer. The Broadhurst seats 1,186 people. Seinfeld will precede the New York concert series with what may amount to the most far-flung pre-Broadway tour in history. He will begin with a booking in Australia, where he will stage a handful of June performances in Melbourne and Sydney. The globe-trotting comic will follow that booking with dates in Sweden (July 3-4) and Iceland (July 8-9). Seinfeld will then make his West End debut doing two stand-up gigs, July 12, at the Palladium. Warmup gigs are also announced for San Antonio (July 17-18 at the Majestic Theatre), Omaha (July 24-25 at the Orpheum Theatre) and Des Moines (July 31-Aug. 1 at the Civic Center).
The final episode of the comic's popular sitcom, which aired May 14, was viewed by one of the largest audiences in television history.