As of noon local time July 16 in Texas, a few tickets remained for Jerry Seinfeld's five-concert gig at San Antonio's Majestic Theatre, which runs July 17-19.
The Texas engagement is the first of several U.S. tour stops which precede the comedian's Aug. 6-9 Broadway stand. From the Lone Star State, he will proceed to Omaha (July 24-25 at the Orpheum Theatre) and Des Moines (July 31-Aug. 1 at the Civic Center).
Unlike New York, where tickets will be distributed through a lottery, tickets for the San Antonio concerts were handled through Ticketcharge. A spokesman at the Majestic Theatre box office said the 7 PM and 10 PM concerts for July 17 and 18 sold out quickly, causing the addition of a fifth show on Sunday, July 19 at 7 PM. A few tickets for the Sunday concert are still available.
Meanwhile, back in New York, Seinfeld fans remain in the dark. With the Broadway engagement three weeks away, details on when and how tickets will be distributed remain a mystery. Playbill On-Line first reported on June 11 that admission to the Aug. 6-9 concerts would be handled through a lottery. But as of July 15, spokesperson Merle Frimark's office said that details on the price of tickets, the date they'll be available and who'll administer the lottery were not available.
According to Frimark, one scenario that won't happen is the same-day distribution of tickets. Reports to that effect have been circulating in the media for the past few days. Frimark said they were false. 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 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 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) and Iceland (July 8-9) and London (July 12).