Former 'Seinfeld' star doing benefit for family of late HTT employee


It almost feels like a "Seinfeld" reunion of sorts in the Twin Cities.

A little more than a week after Jerry Seinfeld did a round of stand-up shows at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, Jason Alexander – a.k.a. George Costanza on the NBC comedy series classic – is playing the venue down the street, the Star Tribune reports.

Alexander will be at the State Theatre Monday night for "An Evening With Jason Alexander and His Hair," a 90-minute show that features his stand-up comedy, music, audience interaction and improvisation.

The entertainer's Minneapolis appearance is more than an average tour stop for the acclaimed actor. The show is a benefit for the family of late Hennepin Theatre Trust employee Carl Lee – the HTT's former director of marketing and theatrical programming.

Lee died in November from Hodgkin's disease, and his wife and two daughters were left with a large medical debt.

In an interview with the Star Tribune, Alexander said he's doing the benefit to honor his friendship with Lee's widow, Linda Talcott Lee, also known as Tally. The actor, 54, says the two became "very dear friends" when they were in the original cast of "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" in New York years ago.

"Her husband, Carl, who was a lovely man, was chronically ill for most of his life and had a very long and drawn-out end, which crippled them financially," Alexander told the Star Tribune. "The benefit is an attempt on my part to help the family out and raise some funds."

While their paths weren't destined to cross in Minneapolis, Alexander and Seinfeld did reunite recently.

E! Online says the two comedians were spotted having lunch at a New York City diner.

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