The Bruce Springsteen rumor mill is similar to the Apple one as it never stops. Coming off the epic River Tour 2016, a smaller tour in Australia, and the release of “Born to Run” rumors still kept swirling. In June we saw a report that Springsteen’s next project would take him to Broadway and today fans got the news they have been waiting for.
Springsteen on Broadway was announced this morning—And the debut occurs on October 3 at the Walter Kerr Theater in Manhattan. He will be performing five shows a week through November 26th. And even with this many shows, tickets will be incredibly hard to find and likely will fail meet the demand. To combat ticket scalpers and bots, Springsteen has opted for Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan service. Meaning interested ticket buyers and Springsteen fans will need to register to purchase tickets. If you are then verified, there is a chance they will receive a code that will give them the chance to buy tickets. While this does help against scalpers and ensuring that tickets will go to real fans, it does mean luck has to be on your side. In order to verify your account, this occurs after you register, Ticketmaster will look at you, including information on the web and through past purchases. And then if you are a lucky verified registrant for Springsteen on Broadway, you might receive a code with instructions on how to purchase tickets.
The ticket on sale will be 10AM EST on August 30th, Verified fans will be notified on August 29th for this on sale. It seems that it will be a waiting game, as registration is currently open and will close on August 27th. I should note that the Walter Kerr Theatre is quite intimate with only 960 seats.
Springsteen describes the show as “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. All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value.” Signs wont be allowed into the venue and the show should last around 2 hours with no intermission. As Springsteen put it, “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. 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.”
The team behind Springsteen on Broadway includes Bruce Springsteen, Heather Wolensky, Natasha Katz, and Brian Ronan. You can visit Bruce Springsteen.net/broadway for full details on the show itself and an easy way to register for the chance to get tickets.