After earlier speculation, rock icon Bruce Springsteen will indeed make his Broadway debut this fall.
“The Boss” will play five nights a week at the Walter Kerr Theatre for an eight-week limited engagement. Performances begin October 3 and will run through November 26. Opening night for Springsteen on Broadway is set for October 12.
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster's Verified Fan program. Registration will run now through August 27 at BruceSpringsteen.net; qualifying fans will be notified August 29 with details on how to purchase tickets August 30.
“I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible. 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. In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theatre is probably the smallest venue I’ve played in the last 40 years,” commented Springsteen. “My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music. 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.”
The Walter Kerr was most recently the home to the new musical Amélie, which ended its run in May.