Bruce Springsteen to make Broadway debut in October

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Agosto 9, 2017

The intimately scaled performances will take place at the Walter Kerr Theatre on W. 48th St. He will perform five shows a week, beginning October 3, with an official opening October 12. Preview performances will begin on October 3.

In June, news leaked that Bruce Springsteen would be launching a run of intimate NY shows at a 960-capacity Broadway theater, and today, Springsteen confirmed that the concerts are happening.

"I chose Broadway for this project because it has the lovely old theaters which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind", Springsteen said in a statement.

Not only will the show feature music, but also Springsteen reading excerpts from his 2016 autobiography Born to Run along with other spoken word entries.

Springsteen, who released an acclaimed memoir past year, says the show will loosely follow the arc of his life and his work, with a mix of spoken word and music. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work.

Tickets for Springsteen On Broadway will go on sale August 30 through a recently launched service called Ticketmaster Verified Fan, which is meant to cull out bots and scalpers by requiring fans to pre-register their purchases. Registration for access begins today and closes on August 27, with notifications going out on August 29 for the August 30 on sale. In an attempt to disrupt scalpers, Springsteen will rely on Ticketmaster's new Verified Fan technology.The system asks prospective buyers to register in advance, and checks users' purchase histories and even social media activity to confirm their legitimacy. "He wants to try something more intimate, and he likes the idea of being on Broadway". Rather than let the venue sit empty, the Kerr's owner Jujamcyn Theaters reportedly offered Springsteen the theater rent-free; Springsteen will receive ticket revenues while the theater profits from alcohol sales.

After 20 Grammys, two Golden Globes, and even an Oscar - not to mention an induction into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as a Kennedy Center Honor - Bruce Springsteen is hunting down a new challenge: Broadway.

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