Springsteen on Broadway (NYC)
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Springsteen on Broadway (NYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Absorbing, Great singing, Entertaining, Masterful, Must see

Legendary Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen returns to Broadway with his solo show.

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391 Reviews | 93 Followers
100
Masterful, Refreshing, Riveting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you’re a Springsteen fan and want to see an intensely personal and intimate show, with Springsteen in fresh voice

Don't see it if you’re a bad person who doesn’t love Springsteen

135 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Riveting, Great singing, Absorbing, Must see, Masterful

See it if you love Bruce & want to see one of the greatest American songwriters strip back the layers & let you inside his Genius...A MUST SEE!!!

Don't see it if you are dead inside & have no soul. It's a powerful, riveting show you will never forget & a chance to experience a living Legend up close!!

509 Reviews | 336 Followers
100
Absorbing, Great writing, Riveting performance, Great singing, Intense

See it if I was surprised by how good it was. I actually hadn't expected it to be such an intense theatrical experience.

Don't see it if you don't like Bruce Springsteen or don't want to pay ridiculous prices for the tickets. Read more

50 Reviews | 48 Followers
100
Must see, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if If you are a Bruce Springsteen fan, it's a pilgrimage to Mecca. 15 songs with story telling of his life.Simply Amazing.

Don't see it if If you aren't a Bruce SPringsteen fan, expecting a concert or a broadway play.

60 Reviews | 9 Followers
100
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if See this if you love BRUCE, his music, his humor and his little black t-shirt!

Don't see it if I can't think of any reason not to see this show!!!! It is storytelling, music and connection at its very best!!!!

1166 Reviews | 464 Followers
100
Must see, Masterful, Profound, Riveting, Exquisite

See it if You’re a fan of The Boss or to experience an intimate soul touching night of storytelling that reminds us of how important our roots are.

Don't see it if I can’t imagine that anyone would not get something from this extraordinary show. Read more

53 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Epic, Must see, Masterful

See it if you love the Boss

Don't see it if you can wait until Netflix

68 Reviews | 7 Followers
100
Masterful, Moving, Honest

See it if A must see for anybody who even "likes" Bruce Springsteen. His story telling is honest and entertaining and endearing!

Don't see it if You want a big production number type show

Critic Reviews (44)

The New York Times
October 12th, 2017
For a previous production

“There came a moment near the end of Springsteen’s overwhelming and uncategorizable Broadway show, when it seemed possible to see straight through his many masks to some core truth of his being….‘Springsteen on Broadway’ is a solo act by a solo artist with an artist’s steel…A painful if thrilling summing-up at 68: a major statement about a life’s work, but also a major revision of it…As portraits of artists go, there may never have been anything as real — and beautiful — on Broadway.”
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Time Out New York
October 12th, 2017
For a previous production

"The hits are here, including ‘Born to Run’ and ‘Dancing in the Dark,’ but stripped down and edged with wistfulness; ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ is pared into a skeletal, nearly acapella blues. It’s an intimate show and a generous one, not just to past friends and collaborators but also to the audience, inviting us on a cross-country journey that is now, as he approaches 70, less about the gunning of his engines than the steadiness of his drive. He pulls it all off; he’s understood. It’s magic."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 12th, 2017
For a previous production

"'On Broadway' weaves personal anecdotes and performances of poignant songs into a seamless, theatrical presentation...As with any Springsteen stage performance, you learn that his voice and personality are much bigger than the body housing them. But ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ is a poignant reminder that in spite of the myth and legend, Bruce Springsteen is made of the same blood, muscle, and bone, and motivated by the same fears and desires, as the rest of us.”
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New Yorker
October 12th, 2017
For a previous production

"Unlike the other solo and acoustic tours that he has undertaken, the show is scripted and largely unchanging...The result is an earnest meditation on his life and work, a 'long and noisy prayer' delivered by a diligent and practiced showman...A show in the old-fashioned sense...His voice is so steady and solemn...His rearrangement of 'Born in the U.S.A.' felt deliberate...Springsteen’s mission has always been to be a useful conduit—to reflect or articulate something back at us."
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The Wall Street Journal
October 12th, 2017
For a previous production

"'Springsteen' is an enjoyable though not entirely successful recasting of the singer-composer...It worked best when Springsteen brought the audience closer, it sagged when he reverted to the outsize character...Exhortations about the glory of rock that pump up screaming stadium-packed multitudes were heavy-handed in a venue in which the audience sat quietly in rapt attention...Best seen as a special concert rather than a glamour event."
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Deadline
October 12th, 2017
For a previous production

"You might think Bruce Springsteen doesn’t belong on Broadway, but you would be wrong…‘Springsteen on Broadway’ is a perfect concert…An electrifying (well, an acoustifying) session of mostly big big songs rendered without embellishment…‘Springsteen on Broadway’ is written as much as sung and, rock’n’roll or no, it’s a serious gig. Bruce flattered everyone there with his attention, and the attention to detail."
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New York Daily News
October 12th, 2017
For a previous production

“‘Springsteen on Broadway’ is intimate and persuasive, satisfying and soul-stirring…A tightly scripted chronological narrative tracing his life…Between acoustic arrangements and slow tempos, lyrics really resonate. Springsteen is in complete command when he’s singing…Being locked to a script at times stunts his naturalness and ease. But the intimacy of the setting — and his magnetism — make up for occasional lapses in spontaneity.”
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Variety
October 12th, 2017
For a previous production

"A kind of live autobiography...The songs take a back seat to the stories, acting almost as illustrations or interludes or interjections...While he’s faithful to the original feel of most songs, he drastically reinterprets some of the biggest ones...Springsteen’s everyman persona can obscure his deep intelligence and formidable talent as a wordsmith...As much a self-made monument to its master’s vision and hurricane-force ambition as it is to his life and career."
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