Bruce Springsteen kündigte am 9. August 2017 insgesamt 39 Solo-Akustik Shows am New Yorker Broadway an. Wegen der grossen Ticket Nachfrage wurde die Show am 30. August 2017 verlängert. "Springsteen on Broadway" wird nun bis zum 3. Februar 2018 im "Walter Kerr Theatre" laufen.
  
"Springsteen on Broadway" feiert am 3. Oktober 2017 Premiere. Bruce Springsteen beschreibt seine Broadway Pläne mit folgenden Worten: "Ich wollte eine Show auf die Beine stellen, die so persönlich und intim wie nur möglich ist. Die Show besteht nur aus mir, einer Gitarre, einem Klavier sowie Worten und Musik".
Springsteen on Broadway is a solo acoustic performance written and performed by Bruce Springsteen under the lights of Broadway. It is an intimate night with Bruce, his guitar, a piano, and his stories. „My vision of these shows is to make them as personal and 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. 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, all of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal—to communicate something of value,“ says Springsteen.
 

Die Termine im "Walter Kerr Theatre"

03. Oktober 2017
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09. Januar 2018
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Bruce Springsteen wird Solo auftreten, Geschichten erzählen, Passagen aus seiner Autobiografie
"Born to Run" lesen und selbstverständlich Songs auf der Gitarre bzw. am Klavier vortragen.
  
Am 19. September 2017 und am 22. September 2017 wurde "Springsteen On Broadway" jeweils 200 geladenen Gästen im "Pollak Theatre" in Long Branch, NJ gezeigt. Ausserdem fand am 26. September 2017 eine Rehearsal Show im "Walter Kerr Theatre" statt. Zur Generalprobe waren ausschliesslich Pressevertreter, enge Mitarbeiter und eine Handvoll Fans geladen.
 
Setlist - 19. September 2017:
Growin‘ Up, My Hometown, Born in the USA, Thunder Road, Brilliant Disguise, The Wish, My Father’s House, Born to Run, Land of Hope and Dreams, Tougher the Rest, The Promised Land
 
Setlist - 22. September 2017:
Growin‘ Up, 10th Avenue Freeze-Out, Born in the USA, The Ghost of Tom Joad, Dancing in the Dark, The Rising, Tougher That The Rest (mit Patti Scialfa), Brilliant Disguise, Born to Run
 
Setlist - 26. September 2017:
Growin' Up, My Hometown, My Father's House, The Wish, Thunder Road, The Promised Land, Born in the USA, 10th Avenue Freeze Out, Toughter Than The Rest (mit Patti Scialfa), Brilliant Disguise (mit Patti Scialfa), The Ghost of Tom Joad, Long Walk Home, Dancing in the Dark, Land of Hope and Dreams, Born to Run
 
Das 960 Zuschauer fassende "Walter Kerr Theatre" liegt an der 219 West und 48 Strasse in Manhattan und ist im Besitz der "Jujamcyn Amusement Corporation". Das Schauspielhaus wurde 1921 vom bekannten Architekten Herbert J. Krapp erbaut und im Jahre 1929 feierlich eröffnet. Unter anderem wurden in diesem Theater die Stücke "Angels in America", "The Weir", "A Bronx Tale", "A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder" und "Amélie" aufgeführt.

 
Der offizielle Ticketvorverkauf startete am 30. August 2017 bzw. am 7. September 2017 um 10:00 Uhr auf Ticketmaster.com. Die Eintrittskarten kostetn von 75$ bis 850$.
 
Die offizielle Pressemeldung vom 9. August 2017:
 
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: „SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY“ SOLO RUN AT NEW YORK’S WALTER KERR THEATRE SET FOR FALL 2017

Bruce Springsteen will make his Broadway debut this fall with “Springsteen on Broadway,” a solo show at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street). Performances for „Springsteen on Broadway“ begin Tuesday, October 3, with an official opening on Thursday, October 12. Springsteen will perform five shows a week through November 26th.
Tickets for “Springsteen on Broadway” will go on sale August 30 at 10am ET exclusively through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®. This unique fan-first technology levels the playing field to combat bots and get real tickets into the hands of fans who intend to go to the event.
 
Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration is open now and will close August 27. Verified fans will be notified August 29 for the August 30 onsale.
 
“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. 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,” says Springsteen.
 
“Bruce Springsteen is one of our greatest musical storytellers, and Broadway is built on a beloved tradition of musical storytelling. What a once-in-a lifetime thrill for all of us at Jujamcyn to welcome Bruce home to his rightful place in the Broadway legacy,” says Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns the Walter Kerr.
 
The creative team for “Springsteen on Broadway” includes Heather Wolensky (scenic design), Natasha Katz (lighting design) and Brian Ronan (sound design).
 
Bruce Springsteen’s recording career spans over 40 years, beginning with 1973’s ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ’ (Columbia Records). He has released 18 studio albums, garnered 20 Grammys, won an Oscar, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Kennedy Center Honor, and was MusiCares’ 2013 Person of the Year. Springsteen’s memoir ‘Born to Run’ (Simon & Schuster) and its companion album ‘Chapter and Verse’ were released in September 2016, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November last year. Springsteen’s The River Tour 2016 was named the year’s top global tour by both Billboard and Pollstar. ‘Born to Run’ will be issued in paperback by Simon & Schuster on September 5.


Die offizielle Pressemeldung vom 30. August 2017:
 

Springsteen on Broadway has been extended through February 3!

Bruce Springsteen will make his Broadway debut this fall with “Springsteen on Broadway,” a solo show at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street). Performances for „Springsteen on Broadway“ begin Tuesday, October 3, with an official opening on Thursday, October 12. Springsteen will perform five shows a week through February 3.

Shows through November 26 have sold out, but the newly announced performances for “Springsteen on Broadway” will go on sale September 7 at 10am ET exclusively through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®. This unique fan-first technology levels the playing field to combat bots and get real tickets into the hands of fans who intend to go to the event.

Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration is open now and will close September 3 at 10pm ET. Verified fans will be notified September 6 for the September 7 on-sale. Visit brucespringsteen.net/broadway for more information about Ticketmaster Verified Fan and details on the show. If you previously registered for Verified Fan through Springsteen on Broadway, you do not need to register again. Registration will carryover for anyone who did not successfully purchase tickets. Visit springsteen.tmverifiedfan.com for complete details on the Verified Fan process.

“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. 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,” says Springsteen.

„Bruce Springsteen is one of our greatest musical storytellers, and Broadway is built on a beloved tradition of musical storytelling. What a once-in-a lifetime thrill for all of us at Jujamcyn to welcome Bruce home to his rightful place in the Broadway legacy,” says Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns the Walter Kerr.

The creative team for “Springsteen on Broadway” includes Heather Wolensky (scenic design), Natasha Katz (lighting design) and Brian Ronan (sound design).

For more information on the show, visit brucespringsteen.net/broadway.