Bruce Springsteen will make his Broadway debut in “Springsteen on Broadway,” which begins Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Walter Kerr Theatre with an official opening Thursday, Oct. 12, according to a news release from the theater. There will be five shows a week through Nov. 26.
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. on Aug. 30, through Ticketmaster Verified Fan. Registration begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday, Aug. 27. Visit brucespringsteen.net/broadway for more information on the process.
It’s going to be a solo performance with spoken interludes.
“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,” said Springsteen in a statement. “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.”
Heather Wolensky is the scenic designer, Natasha Katz is the lighting designer and Brian Ronan is the sound designer.
“Bruce Springsteen is one of our greatest musical storytellers, and Broadway is built on a beloved tradition of musical storytelling,” said Jordan Roth, president of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns the Walter Kerr, in a statement. “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.”
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