Rock icon Bruce Springsteen has something unusual in mind when he hits Broadway later this year. Instead of the traditional blazing rock ‘n’ roll show put on by his E Street Band, his eight-week run at the Walter Kerr Theatre will feature something much quieter.
“I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible,” 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.”
He added: “My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and the music. Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely followed the arc of my life and my work.”
The New York Post reports that “Springsteen on Broadway” begins previews Oct. 3, with five shows a week planned through Nov. 26. Some 38,000 tickets will be sold, starting Aug. 30.
The promoters hope to deter scalping by having fans register at Ticketmaster Verified Fan. Registration began today, Aug. 9, and will run through Aug. 28; verified fans will be notified Aug. 29 for the Aug. 30 sale.