Bruce Springsteen Broadway-bound for solo ‘words and music’ show
August 10, 2017 03:47 pm
Bruce Springsteen announced plans on Wednesday for “Springsteen on Broadway,” a new solo show coming to New York’s Walter Kerr Theater later this year that will chronicle his life and music.
Springsteen, whose career spans four decades, joked in a release that the theater “is probably the smallest venue I’ve played in the last 40 years.”
“I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible,” he said. “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.”
The show marks Springsteen’s Broadway debut. Performances begin October 3, with an official opening on October 12. Springsteen is scheduled to perform five shows a week through November 26.
“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,” he said. “All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value.”