Seinfeld Will Perform Multiple Shows in 2019 as Part of the Residency
NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) announced today that legendary New Yorker and comedian Jerry Seinfeld will return to the Beacon Theatre in 2019. The shows scheduled for 2019 extend Seinfeld’s overwhelmingly successful residency at The Beacon, which began in January 2016 and concluded in December 2017 with 36 sold-out performances. The 2019 dates are as follows: January 11, February 8, March 14, March 15, April 4, April 5, May 3, May 4, June 6 and June 7, with performances at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on all ten nights. Tickets will go on-sale on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (EST).
“We are thrilled to welcome Jerry Seinfeld back home to his neighborhood theater, The Beacon,” said Darren Pfeffer, executive vice president, MSG Live. “Jerry’s residency at The Beacon in 2016 and 2017 was ‘must-see’ entertainment and a colossal, sold-out success, and we expect the same demand in 2019. This is a chance to experience a true giant in comedy, someone who will deliver unforgettable – and hilarious – insight into what it means to be human, with that uniquely New York perspective.”
As a leader in live entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company continues to innovate and create unique, one-of-a-kind experiences for artists and fans alike. In 2014, The Madison Square Garden Company originated the concept of a music franchise outside of Las Vegas, with the ongoing monthly Billy Joel shows at The Garden – now at a history-making 56 performances. The company has created multiple, successful additional residencies across the portfolio of MSG’s venues, including with Dave Chappelle at Radio City, Phish’s 13-night Baker’s Dozen run at The Garden, Jerry Seinfeld’s ongoing Beacon Theatre residency, and the unprecedented multi-year, dual-city residency of Tedeschi Trucks Band at both The Beacon and The Chicago Theatre.
“There are certain theaters that make a performer and an audience feel very connected. For me, The Beacon is just it. That feeling is all I care about. I can’t wait to go back,” said Jerry Seinfeld.
Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy career took off after his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. Eight years later, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create what was to become the most successful comedy series in the history of television: “Seinfeld.” The show ran on NBC for nine seasons, winning numerous Emmy, Golden Globe and People’s Choice awards, and was named the greatest television show of all time in 2009 by TV Guide, and in 2012 was identified as the best sitcom ever in a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll.
Seinfeld has also starred in, written and produced movies (“Comedian,” “Bee Movie”), directed and produced a Broadway hit (“Colin Quinn Long Story Short”), and even wrote a best-selling book (“Seinlanguage”) and a children’s book (“Halloween”).
Seinfeld directed the off-Broadway production of “Colin Quinn: The New York Story” and the Netflix stand-up special.
Seinfeld made his Netflix debut with the original stand-up special “Jerry Before Seinfeld.” His latest project on Netflix is the Emmy-nominated and critically acclaimed web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” which has garnered over 100 million views, and which the New York Times describes as “impressively complex and artful” and Variety calls “a game changer.”
Seinfeld resides in New York City with his wife and three children. He remains active as a standup comedy performer, continuously touring both nationally and internationally.
Acquired by The Madison Square Garden Company in 2006, the Beacon Theatre is one of New York’s most revered theaters and is a beloved New York landmark. In 2008, the 2,800-seat venue on the Upper West Side underwent a seven-month restoration focused on bringing the venue back to its original 1929 grandeur. The Beacon Theatre operates as a successful concert and special events venue, hosting some of the biggest names and events in entertainment. The Beacon Theatre is part of a portfolio of world-class venues under The Madison Square Garden Company, including Madison Square Garden, the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall; the Forum in Inglewood, California; The Chicago Theatre; and the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston, MA.
Ticket prices for Jerry Seinfeld at The Beacon are $195.00, $99.50 and $87.50. Tickets for the 2019 shows go on-sale on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (EST) and will be available online at beacontheatre.com and ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster Charge By Phone at 866-858-0008. Tickets will be available at the Beacon Theatre box office starting on Saturday, November 3 at 11:00 a.m. (EST).
About The Madison Square Garden Company:
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences. The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston. Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams – the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, MSG’s NBA 2K League franchise. In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival. Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and Vandal. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com
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Source: The Madison Square Garden Company