Tickets to comedian Jerry Seinfeld's Aug. 5-9 one-man Broadway show will go on sale Thursday, July 23 at 10 AM. Sales will made by phone only at (212) 563-5544. All tickets are $75 and there is a two ticket limit per person.
Furthermore, the number of concerts has been increased from the previously reported seven to 10. Each date, from Wednesday, Aug. 5, to Saturday, Aug. 8, will feature two concerts each, at 7 PM and 10 PM. Shows on Sunday, Aug. 9, will be at 5 PM and 9 PM. The latter concert will be broadcast live on HBO. (Doors at the Broadhurst Theatre will close at 8:45 PM sharp.)
Seinfeld will donate his income from the concerts to programs benefiting students in the New York City public schools. The money will be distributed through Public Education Needs Civic Involvement in Learning (PENCIL) and ArtsConnection. If the daily inquiries fielded by Playbill On-Line are any indication, demand for the shows at the Broadhurst Theatre will be high. Seinfeld's Broadway bow, titled Jerry Seinfeld Live: I'm Telling You for the Last Time, is produced and directed by Marty Callner. Seinfeld is the executive producer. The Broadhurst seats 1,186 people.
Seinfeld is preceding the New York concert series with what may amount to the most far-flung pre-Broadway tour in history. He began with a booking in Australia, where he staged a handful of June performances in Melbourne and Sydney. The globe-trotting comic followed that booking with dates in Sweden (July 3-4), Iceland (July 8-9) and London (July 12).
Warmup gigs are also announced for San Antonio (July 17-19 at the Majestic Theatre), Omaha (July 24-25 at the Orpheum Theatre) and Des Moines (July 31 Aug. 1 at the Civic Center).