Springsteen on Broadway
About Springsteen on Broadway
After a career of more than 40 years, 20 Grammys and an Oscar, legendary musician Bruce Springsteen comes to Broadway with a solo acoustic performance. It is an intimate night with Bruce, his guitar, a piano, and his stories.
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This New Jersey boy is taking New York City by storm. “Springsteen on Broadway” is the one-man show combining stories from Bruce Springsteen’s 2016 autobiography “Born to Run” with performances of the multi-Grammy Award winner’s hit songs. The Boss opens the show with the fact that he’s never worked a five-day-a-week job — “until now” — The Boss delivers classics such as “Born in the U.S.A.,” “Dancing in the Dark,” “Born to Run,” “The Promised Land” and “The Ring.”
Conceived, written, and directed by Springsteen himself, the hit-maker’s wife, Patti Scialfa, even shows up for two numbers in the show to help Bruce harmonize. But don’t expect all of Springsteen’s tunes to be exactly like you’ve heard them before. The Boss reimagines certain numbers and plays songs that are not his biggest hits! Hurry up and get a ticket because scoring a seat to this show is much “Tougher Than the Rest,” and we’re not lying!
What To Watch For
- You’re likely to spot a celebrity at “Springsteen on Broadway.” So far, the Obamas, Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Jackman, Oprah, and more have come.
- The show is completely uncensored, and the Boss speaks his mind and adlibs every night.
- Bruce Springsteen received a Special Tony Award for “Springsteen on Broadway,” which was recognized as a “once-in-a-lifetime theater going experience for the Broadway stage.”
- Even though it was initially intended to be an eight-week engagement, the is scheduled to run through the end of 2018.
- Springsteen’s out-of-town tryout — of sorts — was at the White House. Knowing that the needed an intimate theatre for this specific concert, he explains: “In the last few weeks of the Obama Administration, I played at the White House in the East Room for about 300 people, and I brought this idea down there and it felt really good. I haven’t really played a venue of that size in probably 40 years.”