Bruce Springsteen officially announced his plans to take over Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theater for eight weeks starting this October.
No, he will not be putting on Broadway plays.
Instead, at each show, Springsteen will perform his music, read excerpts from his memoir Born to Run and deliver spoken word anecdotes from his career.
The “personal and intimate” “Springsteen on Broadway” residency will run from October 12th to November 26th, with Springsteen performing five nights a week, Tuesday to Saturday, each week.
“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.”
For the residency, Springsteen teamed with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program to ensure that tickets for the in-demand performances land in the hands of fans and not scalpers; ticket bots have wreaked havoc on Broadway shows, especially Hamilton.
Ticket registration for Springsteen on Broadway begins today, yesterday (August 9th), and closes August 27th. Fans will be notified August 29th prior to the August 30th on-sale date. Visit the Springsteen on Broadway site for more information.
The creative team for “Springsteen on Broadway” includes Heather Wolensky (scenic design), Natasha Katz (lighting design) and Brian Ronan (sound design).