Bruce Springsteen has confirmed that he will perform an eight-week run on Broadway, according to the Bruce Springsteen website on Aug. 9. The Boss will debut this fall with “Springsteen on Broadway,” which will be a mixture of singing, storytelling and readings from his memoir, Born to Run, which was published in 2016.
Springsteen’s solo shows will be at the Walter Kerr Theatre, a 1,000-capacity venue on Broadway, in New York City. This will be smallest and most intimate venue that The Boss has performed at in about 40 years, with a few exceptions.
The rock icon chose Broadway for his solo project because of the character of the beautiful old theaters and the setting they will provide for his show. The show will loosely follow the arc of his life and his work.
Springsteen’s recording career spans over 40 years and has included 18 studio albums. Accolades and awards he has collected over the years include 20 Grammys, an Oscar, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Kennedy Center Honors induction, MusiCares 2013 Person of the Year, and the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom honor.
The Springsteen shows will play five nights a week, Tuesday through Saturday, from Oct.3 through Nov. 26. This series of performances will give Springsteen fans the opportunity to hear his story from his own mouth in an intimate venue. The show will consist of Springsteen, his guitar, and the piano.
Springsteen’s memoir Born to Run was released in 2016. The book will be released in paperback form on Sept. 5.