It’s the announcements Bruce buds wide and far have been waiting for – The Boss is playing an eight-week run of shows on New York’s Broadway THIS fall.
It’s safe to say the top of the bucket list for most Springsteen fans is to see him play a show in a small venue. Considering his iconic status that’s a dream we all thought we were gonna have until we die. But it wouldn’t be Bruce if he didn’t always have a trick up his sleeve or know exactly what his fans want.
So here it is: the news that from 12 – 26 November Springsteen will have his own residency at the Walter Kerr Theatre in NYC. 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,” Springsteen said in a statement. “In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theater is probably the smallest venue I’ve played in the last 40 years.”
But it’s not “just” a small, intimate, once-in-a-lifetime show with your musical hero – no, in addition to playing songs, Springsteen is said to be reading excerpts from his recently released memoir Born To Run and he’ll be telling anecdotes from his career. So basically it’ll be like hanging out with Bruce and a few (959 other) friends.
“My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music,” Springsteen says. “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.”
So how on earth do you get tickets for this? It’s not quite as horrendous as you might think. There’s a Ticketmaster Verified Fan presale, which ensures tickets go to fans only, and not touts (yay!). All the info and answers to your questions are on Springsteen on Broadway. Registration ends on 27 August, so get in there! Ticket prices range from $75 – $850.
I got a little excited and put together my dream set list for his solo shows (which obviously contains way too many songs to play in two hours…)