What's particularly exciting about Springsteen on Broadway is most Steen stans will likely have only had the chance to see him live in massive stadiums housing tens of thousands of viewers, but, as the New York Times explains, the Walter Kerr Theater, which most recently was the host of Amélie: a New Musical seats 1,000.
Bruce Springsteen officially announced his plans to take over Broadway's Walter Kerr Theater for eight weeks starting this October. "My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music", The Boss said. The show will be a combination of performances of his songs, excerpts from his 2016 biography Born To Run and other spoken interludes written for this show.
"He wants to try something more intimate, and he likes the idea of being on Broadway".
Tickets for Springsteen On Broadway will go on sale August 30 through a recently launched service called Ticketmaster Verified Fan, which is meant to cull out bots and scalpers by requiring fans to pre-register their purchases. "It loosely followed the arc of my life and my work". Fans will have to register in advance for the fan-first ticketing technology that aims to combat bots.
Tickets for the run will go through Ticketmaster's Verified Fan system, with registration now open through August 27. Then at random, fans will be awarded the right to buy tickets with Springsteen's website claiming: "Verified fans will be notified August 29 for the August 30 onsale". "What a once-in-a lifetime thrill for all of us at Jujamcyn to welcome Bruce home to his rightful place in the Broadway legacy", says Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns the Walter Kerr.