Bruce Springsteen, The Boss himself, may be taking his famous worldwide stadium-sized live show to a very different kind of venue this fall. According to a report in the New York Post, Springsteen will make his Broadway debut at the Walter Kerr Theatre for an eight-week run. During the stint, Bruce will deliver a pared-down version of his massive live show to the 975-capacity theater five nights a week.
As a source tied to the theatre reported to the Post, “He wants to play a smaller house. He wants to try something more intimate, and he likes the idea of being on Broadway.” Although the exact dates have not yet been finalized, the run will likely open in November. The pot was sweetened for Springsteen by a too-good-to-refuse deal from the company that owns the venue: no rent for the entire 8-week stint. “He’ll keep the lights on in the building, and they’ll sell gazillions of dollars worth of booze,” said the Post‘s source. As with most of his stadium shows, these performances will likely sell out in a matter of seconds.
Some insiders believe Springsteen’s Broadway gig may be a prelude to another upcoming project: turning his best-selling 2016 memoir Born To Run into a jukebox musical in the same vane as successful productions like Jersey Boys.
[h/t – New York Post]