Jerry Seinfeld to Join Beacon Theatre Comedy Ranks
Jerry Seinfeld is looking to secure his spot in Beacon Theatre history, one of those New York City landmarks known for its cultural past and current pop-cultural standing, come October 4th. Part of his NYC tour, in which he’ll visit a different borough every Thursday night between the fourth and November 8th, the Beacon will serve as the comedian’s first and only Manhattan stop.
A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Beacon
Seinfeld’s performance will soon join the ranks of famous comedy acts to have graced the 83-year-old Beacon stage. Of recent note is Comedy Central’s 2010 autism benefit, “Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education.” Steve Carrell, Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Sarah Silverman, Tracy Morgan, Stephen Colbert, and others who owe a great deal to the kind of humor-in-the-inane style of comedy pioneered by Seinfeld and his sitcom co-creator Larry David, all walked the stage Seinfeld is set to command.
Seinfeld, Beacon Theater Ticket Prices 2012
Although it doesn’t look as if the hometown comedian, even after a 14-year hiatus from his city, will be commanding similar prices. According to Ticketmaster, face-value tickets for Seinfeld’s Beacon performance are set between $92 and $107 (including processing fees). Those fall somewhere below “Night of Too Many Stars’” $500-$5,000 price range, but above Louis C.K.’s Beacon Theater concert DVD for $5.
While that particular film captures a 2011 performance, C.K.’s current prices (around $40) are still lower than Seinfeld’s, and will presumably remain so. In a bold, much-hyped about move, C.K. cut out the secondary market altogether last month, deciding to sell all tickets directly from his personal website. According to SeatGeek, the lowest-priced ticket on the secondary market for Seinfeld’s October 4th performance is $168.
But then, none of C.K.’s 2012 tour dates include a stop at the infamous Beacon.