NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE:MSG) announced today that legendary New Yorker and comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform once a month at the Beacon Theatre in 2016 as part of a residency entitled, "Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand." Tickets for the first six shows will go on-sale on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 10 a.m. for the following performances, January 7, February 18, March 2, April 14, May 5, and June 8.
"Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most influential and respected comedians of all time and through both his groundbreaking hit series, Seinfeld, and his newest venture, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, he has permanently changed both the modern comedy and television landscapes," said James L. Dolan, executive chairman, The Madison Square Garden Company. "As a renowned New Yorker whose brand of comedy is rooted in the Big Apple, we are honored to welcome Jerry to The Beacon, his neighborhood theater, for 'Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand.'"
"My favorite theater in New York to perform in has always been The Beacon. Comedians live for certain houses that just feel 'alive' for some reason," said Jerry Seinfeld. "The Beacon is that place for me and I am so excited to make it my new home."
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's latest project is critically-acclaimed web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, seen exclusively on Crackle and comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com, 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 most recently directed the off-Broadway production of Colin Quinn: The New York Story with a limited engagement at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village.
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 located on the Upper West Side underwent a seven-month restoration period focused on bringing the venue back to its original 1929 grandeur. For the past two decades the Beacon Theatre has operated 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 Theater at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall; the Forum in Inglewood, California; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA.
Ticket prices for "Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand" are $175, $99.50 and $79. Tickets for the first six shows go on-sale December 7, 2016 at 10 a.m. 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 Tuesday, December 8.
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MSG Entertainment (MSGE), the live entertainment arm of The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG), is a worldwide entertainment company recognized for its signature combination of event production and entertainment marketing. In addition to the nearly 900 entertainment concerts and events that take place each year at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, The Chicago Theatre, and the Forum in Inglewood, California, MSGE has an exclusive co-booking agreement with Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center/Wang Theatre. MSG Entertainment's live events include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and New York Spring Spectacular. More than five million people attend MSG Entertainment branded events annually including concerts, special events, and family attractions.
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