Jerry Seinfeld's sold-out series of 10 Broadway comedy concerts runs Aug. 5-9 at the Broadhurst Theatre. 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 at 9 PM (ET). 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. 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 have included 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).