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Bruce Springsteen To Play Run Of Shows On Broadway

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on August 11, 2017

in News

Break into your piggy bank. Collect the change in your pocket. Cash in the IRA. Bruce Springsteen is coming to Broadway.

The boss has set an eight-week run of shows starting October 12 and running through November 26, playing solo five nights per week at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

The Walter Kerr is one of the smallest and intimate on the Great White Way at a capacity of 947. It was just the size that Springsteen was looking for to put on a solo set.

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.

Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns the Walter Kerr, said “Bruce Springsteen is one of our greatest musical storytellers, and Broadway is built on a beloved tradition of musical storytelling. What a once-in-a lifetime thrill for all of us at Jujamcyn to welcome Bruce home to his rightful place in the Broadway legacy.”

The show goes into previews on October 3 with an October 12 opening. Those wanting tickets, which range from $75 to $850, must register starting today with actual sales beginning on August 30.

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