Seinfeld’s Beacon Theatre residency marks 50 dates

Are you in a New York state of mind yet?

Billy Joel holds the record for sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden, thanks to a monthly residency he started there years ago, and now Jerry Seinfeld has become the all-time Beacon Theatre performer in a similar vein.

Seinfeld will hit 50 residency shows tonight. His residency began 2016, continued throughout 2017, then resumed this year. Seinfeld currently holds the record for the most comedy shows at The Beacon, and is catching up to the total performance numbers of other legendary Beacon Theatre mainstays, including Allman Brothers Band and Steely Dan, who have 238 and 60 performances, respectively. Additional performances as part of the Seinfeld residency have been announced through November 2019.

“We are thrilled to celebrate Jerry Seinfeld’s 50th show at The Beacon, his neighborhood theater” said Darren Pfeffer, executive vice president, MSG Live. “Throughout his four-decade career, Jerry has elicited laughter around the world with his unique brand of truly human comedy – delivered with his trademark New York wit. We are honored that we have been able to provide fans with 50 opportunities – and counting – to see this comedy legend at the Beacon through this residency, reminding us with each performance how special it is to see Jerry in his second home.”

Sean L. McCarthy

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