can add Tony Award winner and Broadway performer to his storied list of accomplishments. Now, the show that earned him a special Tony prize, Springsteen on Broadway, is coming to Netflix.
On Dec. 15, the same day his 236-show stint at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York ends, Springsteen’s one-man show will make its worldwide debut on the streaming platform. Springsteen on Broadway is Springsteen’s autobiographical Born to Run in musical form. Armed with a guitar, piano and a lifetime of tales, The Boss has ruled a sold-out show since its premiere in October of 2017. Originally the show was scheduled for an eight-week run, but it has since been extended three times.
Springsteen’s manager, Jon Landau, said of the Netflix partnership:
The purpose of the film is to bring this incredibly intimate show to Bruce’s entire audience intact and complete. In addition to its many other virtues, Netflix has provided for a simultaneous worldwide release which is particularly important for our massive international audience. Ted Sarandos and the entire company’s support has been a perfect match for Bruce’s personal commitment to the filmed version of Springsteen on Broadway.
Springsteen performed at this year’s Tony Awards in June to commemorate his landmark show. Watch him perform “My Hometown” here.
Dig into some vintage Bruce with archival footage from a 1978 show, which you can watch below via the Paste vault. Also, check out our list of the 25 best Bruce Springsteen songs.