Bruce Springsteen will make his Broadway debut in his “Springsteen on Broadway” run of shows in New York City. The marathon run of shows takes place throughout October and November.
Bruce Springsteen will play a total of 39 shows as part of his “Springsteen on Broadway” run of shows at New York City’s 960 seat Walter Kerr Theatre. The intimate shows will combine stories and music from his career, which began with 1973’s Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ. Springsteen is quoted on the “Springsteen on Broadway” website:
“I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible. I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind. In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theatre is probably the smallest venue I’ve played in the last 40 years. My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music. Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work. All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value.”
While “The Boss” has kept busy over the course of his career, last year was a big year for him with The River Tour 2016 being named the top global tour according to both Billboard and Pollstar, the release of his memoir Born to Run and its companion album Chapter and Verse in September and being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November.
Previews for “Springsteen on Broadway” begin on Oct. 3. The official opening is Oct. 12. The shows take place Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. with a final performance on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. to make up for taking Thanksgiving Day off. The show is expected to last approximately two hours.
Tickets for “Springsteen on Broadway” are being sold through Ticketmaster’s VerifiedFan program and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Aug. 30. Fans wishing to attend the shows must register with Ticketmaster by 10 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27. Verified fans will be confirmed on Tuesday, Aug. 29 and will receive a special code by text message on Wednesday, Aug. 30 prior to the 10 a.m. on sale time.