There’s a lot more to Jason Alexander than his iconic performance as George Costanza on nine seasons of Seinfeld, the show “about nothing.”
Before he became world-famous for his role as the iconic Costanza, Alexander was a Tony Award-winning Broadway song-and-dance man. In 1989, he won the Tony Award as Best Leading Actor in a Musical for Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. He later appeared in the Los Angeles production of The Producers.
But wait; there’s more.
Alexander is also New Jersey born and bred. He started life as Jay Scott Greenspan in Newark, NJ, grew up in Livingston and is a graduate of Livingston High School (Class of ’77).
Alexander will be back in his home state on April 14 and 15, performing “Jason Alexander: The Broadway Boy” with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. First show is 8 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark (buy tickets here); second show is 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick (buy tickets here).
The “concert with the NJSO brings a hilarious re-telling of his journey to and on the Broadway stage and features a program of great music from the theater along with comedy and audience interaction. It’s a much-heralded event of music, laughter and fun.”
Now that’s a show about something.