After months of rumors, Bruce Springsteen has confirmed that he’ll make his Broadway debut this fall, performing the solo show Springsteen on Broadway for eight weeks at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
Springsteen is planning five shows a week at the 960-seat venue, which he noted was one of the smallest theaters he’s played in the past 40 years. Previews of the show begin Oct. 3, with an official opening scheduled for Oct. 12. The run continues through Nov. 26.
“I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible,” Springsteen said. “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. 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.”