The Boss will perform five times a week for eight weeks
Bruce Springsteen is headed to Broadway this fall, according to the New York Post. The publication states The Boss is plotting an eight week run at the Walter Kerr Theatre where he will perform a “pared-down version of the set” that he typically does in arenas throughout the world.
“He wants to play a smaller house,” a theater source tells the NY Post. “He wants to try something more intimate, and he likes the idea of being on Broadway. He’ll keep the lights on in the building, and they’ll sell gazillions of dollars worth of booze.”
While dates haven’t been finalized, it appears the run will begin in November with Springsteen performing five times per week. The theater only seats 975 and has been vacant since Amélie closed in May.
Why Broadway you ask? A music source claims, “He’s got all the money in the world. He can do what he likes.” Plus, theater owner Jujamcyn Theaters is waiving rent for the superstar.
Also, some sources are claiming the mini theater run may be a pre-curser to something more. Sources state that Springsteen may be planning to turn his best-selling memoir, “Born To Run,” into a musical, after producers brought the idea to his attention. Should that happen, it will most likely be a blockbuster along the lines of Jersey Boys and Beautiful: the Carole King Musical.
Nothing official has been announced, but when it is, we will report it. Tickets will definitely sell out early, so stay tuned for more details as they become available.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.