Some fans may have a hard time picturing it, but a rock star who regularly knocks ’em dead in huge arenas has his sights set on Broadway. The New York Post reports that Bruce Springsteen will make his Broadway debut at the Walter Kerr Theatre this fall with an eight-week run.
“Sources say Springsteen will do a pared-down version of the set he usually performs in huge arenas and stadiums all over the world,” the story reports.
The Post quotes a theater source saying: “He wants to play a smaller house. He wants to try something more intimate, and he likes the idea of being on Broadway.”
The Post notes that the 975-seat Kerr has been empty since the musical “Amélie” closed in May.
“Dates haven’t been finalized, but Springsteen will likely open in November,” the report adds. “He’ll perform five times a week. Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns the Kerr, gave him a sweetheart deal he couldn’t refuse: no rent for the eight weeks.”