The Boss is headed to Broadway.
Yesterday music legend Bruce Springsteen announced an epic eight-week run of performances of “Springsteen on Broadway,” a series of shows where he will sing his hits, tell stories from his days on the road and read from his 2016 memoir, Born to Run.
“Springsteen on Broadway,” is scheduled to open Oct. 12 at the Walter Kerr Theatre for an intimate show run through Nov. 26.
“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,” the 67-year-old New Jersey native said in a statement. “In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theater is probably the smallest venue I’ve played in the last 40 years.”
Springsteen will play five nights a week – Tuesday through Saturday – with additional preview performances that are set to begin Oct. 3.
“My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music,” he said. “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 will use Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan to try and keep tickets out of the hands of scalpers. Registration for “Springsteen on Broadway” begins today and closes Aug. 27; fans will be notified of their clearance to purchase tickets, priced from $75-$850, on Aug. 29, with tickets going on sale Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. ET. Click here for more information and to register.