Beginning in January, fans of Jerry Seinfeld will be able to catch the comedian once a month at a New York City theater.
The Madison Square Garden Company announced Tuesday that Seinfeld will perform at the Beacon Theatre in Upper Manhattan as part of a residency called "Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand." Seinfeld said the 2,800-seat Beacon has always been his favorite New York theater. He says it's a place that feels "alive" for him. Tickets for Seinfeld's first six shows go on sale online on Monday and at the Beacon box office on Tuesday.
The New York comedian's current project is a Web series called "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."
'Waitress' serves up history
The musical "Waitress" hasn't yet begun serving its specials on Broadway, but it's already made some history. Lorin Latarro has been hired to choreograph the show, joining a female book writer, composer and director. That's the first time in Broadway history that the four top creative spots in a show have been filled by four women. "The fact that it's the first time across all these four departments is an amazing moment," said Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, the director. "Waitress," which was made into a 2007 film, tells the story of a waitress and pie-maker trapped in a loveless marriage. The musical has a story by Jessie Nelson, who wrote, directed and produced "Corrina, Corrina" with Whoopi Goldberg and "I Am Sam" with Sean Penn. It will have songs by pop star Sara Bareilles, who is making her Broadway debut. It will star Jessie Mueller, who won the best leading actress in a musical for playing Carole King in the musical "Beautiful."
NYE lineup: Luke Bryan, Demi Lovato, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth will help count down to 2016 on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest" in New York City's Times Square. ABC announced Tuesday that the performers will join headliner Carrie Underwood for the live telecast, which starts at 7 p.m. CST.
honored: Nearly a half century after completing a magazine piece that had frustrated and disappointed him, Gay Talese was honored at the 21 Club for his Esquire story on Frank Sinatra. Tom Wolfe, Robert Caro and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg were among those toasting Talese, 83, whose "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" has been reissued by Taschen as an illustrated coffee table book. Talese's stylish, 15,000-word epic was published in Esquire's April 1966 issue and is widely regarded as a model for the expansive and self-consciously literary "New Journalism" of the '60s and '70s and as one of the greatest and most revealing celebrity profiles, even though Talese never spoke to Sinatra.