Broadway Bruce? Springsteen Planning 8 Weeks of Theater Shows

Brunilde Fioravanti
Giugno 17, 2017

The NY Post reports today that Springsteen is in talks to make his Broadway debut at the Walter Kerr Theatre for an eight-week run starting around November.

"He wants to play a smaller house", the source said. "He wants to try something more intimate, and he likes the idea of being on Broadway". The Boss will do a scaled-down version of the set he usually performs on the road. Official dates will be announced at a later time. Rather than let the venue sit empty, the Kerr's owner Jujamcyn Theaters offered Springsteen the theater rent-free; Springsteen will receive ticket revenues while the Kerr Theatre will get the profits from alcohol sales.

The theater has been vacant since May, when the Broadway production of "Amelie" closed.

Springsteen is expected to sell out the entire run within a minute, though whatever he makes will pale in comparison to the money he makes on tour.

Insiders speculate that the upcoming fall run is just a teaser for a much more ambitious Broadway project, a new musical based on Springsteen's best-selling memoir, BORN TO RUN.

It kind of seems unbelievable, but Bruce Springsteen finished his last tour in February after playing nearly 90 shows (!) the year prior (and that doesn't include all his appearances promoting his memoir, Born To Run). Several producers, dollar signs dancing in their eyes, approached Springsteen about adapting the book for the stage after The Post reported he was interested in the idea.

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