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New York City Serenade

Performing without the E Street Band may not be the norm for Bruce Springsteen, so this acoustic-style limited run on Broadway is especially a treat for devoted fans of the Boss.

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It takes a special sort of fame for an artist to look to Broadway for his or her intimate solo show, but the Boss is a special sort of act.


With a 40-plus-year career and a major award in more or less every field he’s tried his hand at, Bruce Springsteen is poised to pick up his first Tony for a self-titled eight-week run, from October through November, at the intimate Walter Kerr Theatre. Following the publication of a bestselling autobiography and the donation of a sizable archive to his old Jersey university, he’s eyeing 70 and clearly feeling introspective. His Broadway show will be a two-hour, acoustic storytelling event closer to an overgrown cabaret than one of his legendarily long arena concerts. (The theater seats less than a thousand, so devoted fans will want to rise up early for a shot at a seat.)

Springsteen’s local following is fanatically avid, and opportunities to get to see this performance are bound to be hard to come by, but Ticketmaster’s heavily regulated Verified Fan system promises to keep scalping to a minimum. That still doesn’t mean it’s going to be a user-friendly experience, so if you want a shot at a seat, you may want to head over to now, create an account, and enter the raffle before August 27.

Why You Should Go: For an act that’s synonymous for selling out arenas, this might be your only shot to see the Boss in an unusually intimate setting.

Springsteen on Broadway
Walter Kerr Theatre
219 West 48th Street (between Broadway and Eighth Avenue), Midtown
Tuesday, October 3–Sunday, November 26


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