is coming to Broadway.
A new autobiographical music show, which Springsteen describes as “personal and intimate,” is set to run at the Walter Kerr Theatre from Oct. 12 to Nov. 26, with a few preview performances starting Oct. 3. The run will have Springsteen performing five nights a week, Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Each performance will feature Springsteen, now 67, performing his music, reading excerpts from his memoir Born To Run and sharing anecdotes from his career in spoken-word form.
In a statement, Springsteen had this to say about his Broadway pursuit:
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.
is one of our greatest musical storytellers, and Broadway is built on a beloved tradition of musical storytelling,” said Jordan Roth, president of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns the Walter Kerr. “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.”
Springsteen has teamed with Ticketmaster’s Verified program, which aims to ensure that tickets for in-demand shows end up in the hands of fans and not bots or scalpers; early registration begins today Aug. 9 and runs through Aug. 27, with the lucky fans being notified on Aug. 29 for the presale. Tickets officially go on sale on Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. EDT.
While you’re here, check out this exclusive 1978 performance of “Born To Run” from the Paste Cloud.