Bruce Springsteen will return to Broadway this summer for a limited run of Springsteen on Broadway performances at the St. James Theatre. The limited engagement begins Saturday, June 26th and marks the re-opening of New York City’s “Great White Way” following the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I loved doing Springsteen on Broadway and I’m thrilled to have been asked to reprise the show as part of the reopening of Broadway,” said Springsteen in a statement.
Based on his worldwide best-selling autobiography Born to Run, Springsteen on Broadway is a unique evening with The Boss, his guitar, a piano, and his very personal stories. The show’s original run included 236 sold-out performances at Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre, beginning in October 2017 and concluding in December 2018. Springsteen earned a Special Tony Award for the performances, which were later adapted into a film and a soundtrack album.
“My vision of these shows is to make them as personal and intimate as possible,” Springsteen said of the show prior to its first run. “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, all of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal—to communicate something of value.”
Tickets for Springsteen on Broadway go on sale Thursday, June 10th at 12pm ET through SeatGeek. Proceeds from opening night will be donated to a group of local New York and New Jersey charities including the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Food Bank for New York City, Fulfill (Monmouth & Ocean Counties Foodbank), Long Island Cares, NJ Pandemic Relief Fund and The Actor’s Fund.
Audience members will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter the theatre.