Bruce Springsteen taking solo show to Broadway

Posted August 9

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2016, file photo Bruce Springsteen performs during a Hillary Clinton campaign event at Independence Mall in Philadelphia. Springsteen plans to make his Broadway debut onstage this fall at the Walter Kerr Theatre in a solo show in which he performs songs from his career, interspersed with readings of his best-selling memoir “Born to Run.” “Springsteen on Broadway” begins previews Oct. 3, 2017, ahead of an Oct. 12 opening. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Baby, he was born to have a solo run on Broadway.

Bruce Springsteen announced plans on Wednesday for "Springsteen on Broadway," a new solo show coming to New York's Walter Kerr Theatre later this year that will chronicle his life and music.

Springsteen, whose career spans four decades, joked in a release that the theater "is probably the smallest venue I've played in the last 40 years."

"I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible," he 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."

The show marks Springsteen's Broadway debut.

Performances begin October 3, with an official opening on October 12. Springsteen is scheduled to perform five shows a week through November 26.

"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," he said. "All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value."

Tickets go on sale August 30.


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