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Bruce Springsteen Brings His Show Back To Broadway

Jeryl Brunner

The Boss is back on Broadway!

This summer Bruce Springsteen returns to Broadway for a limited run of his hit show Springsteen on Broadway. Now playing at Jujamcyn's St. James Theatre, the show just reopened in New York City on June 26 and will run through September 4.

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Bruce Springsteen in his show Springsteen On BroadwayPhoto By Rob DeMartin

Springsteen on Broadway is based on Springsteen’s best-selling autobiography Born to Run. The special evening features Springsteen with his guitar telling insightful and deeply personal stories.

Instead of a giant stadium he opted for a smaller setting to tell his riveting stories and sing. “I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible,” explained Springsteen. “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.”

One of the world’s best-known figures in popular music, Springsteen’s recording career spans more than 45 years. He has released 18 studio albums, won 20 Grammy Awards, an Oscar, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The show's original run from 2017 to 2018 included 236 sold-out performances at Jujamcyn's Walter Kerr Theatre. During the 72nd Annual Tony Awards in 2018, Springsteen made a rare television appearance performing live from Radio City Music Hall. In addition to the performance, Springsteen received a Special Tony Award for Springsteen on Broadway.

“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,” says Springsteen. “All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value.”

Springsteen On Broadway was a massive hit when it first was on Broadway. "As portraits of artists go, there may never have been anything as real — and beautiful — on Broadway" wrote the New York Times “ According to Rolling Stone the show is “an intimate triumph” and “one of the most compelling and profound shows by a rock musician in recent memory." The Guardian described Springsteen on Broadway as “Two spellbinding hours of stories, reimagined hits and a dissection of his own legend..... something deep and joyful has occurred here tonight”

Proceeds from opening night of Springsteen on Broadway 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.

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

Audience members will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter the theater. For more information visit brucespringsteen.net or jujamcyn.com/springsteenFAQ.

“I loved doing Springsteen on Broadway," said Springsteen. "And I’m thrilled to have been asked to reprise the show as part of the reopening of Broadway.”

"The best music,” as Bruce Springsteen has said, “is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.” And Springsteen’s music makes the world that much better.

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New York based journalist who has written for Forbes, Parade, InStyle, National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and The Wall Street Journal. Author of the book "My City, My New York, Famous New Yorkers Share Their Favorite Places" and podcaster, ("When Lightning Strikes"). I cover the arts, theater, entertainment, food, travel and people who are motivated by their joy and passion.

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