Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform a few live warm-up dates Aug. 6, 7, & 8 at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre before delivering the Aug. 9 concert which HBO will tape for later viewing. The dates were first reported in Variety and confirmed by the office of George Shapiro, Seinfeld's long-time manager. The show will air on HBO at a later date as "Jerry Seinfeld Live: I'm Telling You for the Last Time." A CD of the event may also be released under that title. Marty Callner will produce and direct the evening of stand-up comedy. Seinfeld is the executive producer. Plans for ticket sales have not been announced. The Broadhurst seats 1,186 people.
Seinfeld will precede the New York concert series with what amounts 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.