Published Aug 09, 2017Though his stadium shows are known to sometimes clock in at over three hours, Bruce Springsteen is downsizing venues for an eight-week residency on Broadway this fall.
The Boss has announced plans for a run of "personal and intimate" performances at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre, running from October 12 to November 26. Springsteen will play five nights a week, Tuesday to Saturday, at the 960-seat venue.
"I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theatres, which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind," Springsteen said in a statement. "In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theatre is probably the smallest venue I've played in the last 40 years."
Each performance will find Springsteen sharing anecdotes from his career and reading excerpts from his Born to Run autobiography.
"My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music," Springsteen continued. "Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work. All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value."
Ticket registration for the residency opens today (August 9), running until August 27. Further ticketing information can be found through the official "Springsteen on Broadway" website.