Big news for the legions of Bruce Springsteen fans who tried in vain to get sought-after tickets for his Broadway run: The Boss is going to keep it going for a while longer.
Springsteen just announced 81 additional performances for his one-man show, “Springsteen on Broadway,” which will now wrap with a run of shows from July 10 through Dec. 15, 2018.
“Tickets for the newly announced dates go on sale Wednesday, March 29th, at 11 a.m. ET exclusively through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program,” Rolling Stone reports. “Due to high demand, only fans who previously registered for the sale but haven’t purchased tickets will be eligible for an invitation; those fans will receive additional instructions on Monday, March 26th. A digital lottery will also continue via Lucky Seat throughout the extension for those interested in buying tickets after the initial ticket sale.”
Springsteen began his Broadway residency back on Oct. 12, with a run that had been scheduled to run through Nov. 26 before he extended the show for another 10 weeks.
“After completing his upcoming run, the singer-songwriter will have performed 236 shows at the Walter Kerr Theatre,” Rolling Stone notes. “In January, he launched an Omaze campaign offering one fan the chance to meet him and attend one of the Springsteen on Broadway shows.”
The report adds: “In his review, Rolling Stone’s Andy Greene described the production as a ‘live version’ of Springsteen’s 2016 memoir, ‘Born to Run.’ ‘The performance is hard to categorize,’ he wrote. ‘It’s not a concert; not a typical one-man-show; certainly not a Broadway musical. But it is one of the most compelling and profound shows by a rock musician in recent memory.'”