Legendary musician Bruce Springsteen is officially set to come to Broadway this fall. The previously rumored series of performances will run October 3-November 26 with an official opening set for October 12 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, most recently home to the musical Amélie.
Springsteen on Broadway is expected to run five nights a week from Tuesday through Saturday. Each performance will feature musical performances as well as excerpts of Springsteen's autobiography Born to Run.
"I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible," says Springsteen. "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."
"Bruce Springsteen is one of our greatest musical storytellers," says Jordan Roth, president of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns the Walter Kerr, "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 creative team for Springsteen on Broadway includes Heather Wolensky (scenic design), Natasha Katz (lighting design) and Brian Ronan (sound design).
Springsteen's studio albums include Born to Run (1975) and Born in the U.S.A. (1984), among many others. Over the course of his career, he has been awarded 20 Grammys and two Golden Globes. He is also a member of both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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