Bruce Springsteen Sets Dates for Broadway Residency
"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."
It's official — Bruce Springsteen is taking on Broadway.
The seasoned singer will take over the Walter Kerr Theatre for a solo show, entitled Springsteen on Broadway. He will perform five shows a week, beginning Oct. 3, with an official opening Oct. 12. The residency runs through Nov. 26.
"I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible," said Springsteen in a statement. "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."
Tickets for Springsteen on Broadway will go on sale Aug. 30 exclusively through Ticketmaster Verified Fan, a new technology that aims to combat bots and get tickets into the hands of fans who intend to go to the event.
Springsteen’s recording career spans over 40 years, beginning with 1973's Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ. He has released 18 studio albums and won 20 Grammys and an Oscar. His memoir Born to Run and its companion album, Chapter and Verse, were released last September, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom last November.