He’s Born to Run, Born in the U.S.A….and bound for Broadway.
There were rumors back in June, but now Bruce Springsteen has confirmed that he’ll be making his debut on New York’s Great White Way this fall in a production called Springsteen on Broadway. The show, at the Walter Kerr Theater, will begin performances October 3, with an official opening on October 12. Bruce will do five shows a week through November 26. Springsteen says this will be the smallest venue he’s played in the last 40 years.
Tickets go on sale August 30 at 10 a.m. ET exclusively through Ticketmaster Verified Fan, the program that aims to increase the chance for real fans, and not scalpers, to get their hands on tickets. Registration for the program starts today and closes August 27. Ticket prices range from $75 to $850 each.
In a statement, Springsteen says, “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.”
He adds, “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.”
According to The New York Times, in addition to performing, Springsteen will read excerpts from his 2016 autobiography Born to Run during the show, and deliver other spoken-word segments written specifically for the show.
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