Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has joined forces with Bruce Springsteen and Jujamcyn Theaters to make available for blind auction nine front-row center seats for the October 12 invitation-only opening night performance of Springsteen on Broadway. An invitation to the opening-night party will be included. All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization.
Bidders will be able to submit their bids online here from noon EST today through 5pm EST on Thursday, September 21. The highest bidders will be notified by Broadway Cares on Friday, September 22, and the winning bids will become donations to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway Cares suggests a $25,000 minimum for bids.
Springsteen describes the show as follows: "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."
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