'Bruce Springsteen on Broadway' to begin performances Oct. 3
UPI News Service, 08/10/2017
Bruce Springsteen says he will make his Broadway debut this fall with the solo show, Springsteen on Broadway.
The "Born in the U.S.A." and "Born to Run" singer is scheduled to perform five shows a week in a limited engagement from Oct. 3 through Nov. 26.
"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," the rock 'n' roll icon said on his website.
"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, 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," added Jordan Roth, president of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns the Walter Kerr.
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