The Boss will now be on Broadway. Bruce Springsteen is gearing up for his own solo project with an intimate, 8-week run at the Walter Kerr Theater, it was announced today.
The series, titled Springsteen on Broadway, will feature the rock legend on stage belting out his greatest hits, as well as delving into the stories that inspired his work and influential moments that shaped his life. Springsteen will perform five shows per week running Tuesday through Saturday when the project officially premieres Oct. 12 following previews beginning Oct. 3.
“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,” Springsteen said in an official statement.
While he may be used to performing for packed stadiums and major arenas, a stint on Broadway has been quietly circulating on Springsteen’s radar for quite some time now. “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.”
Tickets for Springsteen on Broadway go on sale to the public Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. EST. Be sure to grab yours from Ticket Club before it’s too late!