Bruce Springsteen takes Broadway with solo show

Bruce Springsteen will bring his four decades of music to Broadway this fall with a string of solo shows at Walter Kerr Theatre in New York.

Springsteen on Broadway is the The Boss’ Broadway debut, prompted by his wish to “do shows that were as personal and intimate as possible.”

“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, Springsteen joked, “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 continued, “My show is 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.”

The show will run for an eight week limited engagement, with preview performances starting on October 3rd. Springsteen on Broadway‘s official opening night is October 12th, and will play five nights a week through November 26th.

Tickets are being sold through Ticketmaster’s new Verified Fan program, the ticketing giant’s latest attempt to crack down on scalpers buying large quantities of tickets and reselling them at inflated prices. The new software will only allow users to purchase two tickets to a single performance.

Fans can register to buy tickets from now until August 27th, and will receive a unique code that will allow them to purchase the tickets on August 30th.

Following the signing of the BOTS Act by Barack Obama in December, ticketing companies have been trying new solutions to keep tickets accessible to the fans themselves. The Verified Fan program is said to be the most effective anti-scalping procedure yet— but it does come at a price. You must pick up your tickets at the theatre on show night, so there are expected to be major delays at the box office. Better get there early!

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