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Springsteen on Broadway (NYC)

From 200 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Masterful, Must see

About the show

Legendary Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen comes to Broadway in a new autobiographical solo show. More…

At 960 seats, the Walter Kerr Theatre is one of the smallest venues Springsteen has played in the last 40 years. Join the iconic musical storyteller in this intimate environment for his new piece, a part-spoken, part-sung performance that loosely follows the arc of his life and work.

2h 0m | Already closed | Walter Kerr Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (200)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Masterful, Must see
92
Avg Score

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you want to hear about a "stars" journey and get a deeper insight into this persons life and music

Don't see it if you aren't the least bit interested in Bruce Springsteen's music or life

Also I was surprised by this show. I thought it was more concert and less s... Read more Read less

91
Absorbing, Great writing, Great singing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You would like to understand how Springsteen thinks, creates, and explains his life's musical history, which drives the narrative.

Don't see it if You are looking for one of his rock shows. This is smaller, intimate, and not a sing or clap along spectacle. It's drama.

94
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You like great story telling and seeing a legend in action.

Don't see it if You expect a traditional Bruce concert

75
Absorbing, Hilarious, Funny

See it if Are a Springsteen fan

Don't see it if You expect a concert There is more storytelling than singing

92
Entertaining, Clever, Informative, Engrossing, Indefatigable

See it if You want to learn what & how ones environment directly effects creativity/beliefs. This is basically a stage production of his autobiography

Don't see it if You are expecting a full blown concert. Springsteen does sing & plays instuments throughout the monologue. Should see show

93
Entertaining, Great singing, Clever

See it if you love The Boss - this show is for a diehard fan and he delivers in every way!

Don't see it if you want to go to a concert. This is not that - this is a scripted show with acoustic songs.

80
Great singing, Buzzy, Tough ticket

See it if you are a Bruce fan and you can get tickets.

Don't see it if you are not a pretty big Springsteen fan already.

Also I don't know how I've missed out on Springsteen all these years; I won... Read more Read less

90
Masterful, Riveting, Intense, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You love Bruce and are willing to pay a somewhat outrageous price for an intimate, no-frills show. A brave and heartfelt performance.

Don't see it if You are not an obsessive Springsteen fan or only want the music (and not a deep dive into his life and character).

Also I have seen many Springsteen performances and have always much preferr... Read more Read less

93
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great singing, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You love Springsteen and know his music. This is not a concert. It’s a thoughtful and beautifully shared autobiogphay set to music.

Don't see it if You’re not a Springsteen fan. This show is for true fans. This isn’t a greatest hits concert. It’s a one man shoe.

Also I laughed. I cried. I danced in the dark. The Boss goes deep with his ... Read more Read less

99
Exquisite, Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Profound

See it if You are lucky enough to get a ticket. It doesn’t get better than this.

Don't see it if The only reasons not to see this are prohibitive cost and hardly any ticket availability.

95
Ambitious, Enchanting

See it if you are a Springsteen fan or want to know more about him.

Don't see it if you are expecting one of his epic rock concerts.

Also This endeavor is similar to his book and full of very personal revelat... Read more Read less

95
Entertaining, Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense, Must see

See it if This is Bruce at his very best in a relatively small venue telling stories and playing songs, some of which you'll know, some not. A showman

Don't see it if If you hate his music

75
Intimate, Great singing, Entertaining, Slow, Intense

See it if you grew up to the songs of Springsteen and want to see an intimate and pared down, but no less intense, performance.

Don't see it if you don't know or enjoy his music. The storytelling is confusing if you're not familiar with his life. Also a bit slow at times.

Also Nostalgia (and obviously familiarity) play a big role in whether you'l... Read more Read less

96
Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if want to see Springsteen masterfully telling stories woven into his music with only Bruce, his guitars, harmonica, and his piano

Don't see it if If you can get a ticket, there is no reason not to see this great performance.

Also Seeing Springsteen in an intimate theater setting instead of a stadium... Read more Read less

92
Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing, Poignant, All bruce!!!

See it if You love Bruce Springsteen and his music and want to hear stories about his life, family and beliefs. More like a show than a concert.

Don't see it if You are hoping to know every word to every song and expect lots of glitz and glamor.

95
Absorbing, Profound, Resonant, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you desire to take a journey with a music icon through the dark and bright parts of his life. Learn what motivates Bruce's songwriting and

Don't see it if you do not want the experience of a lifetime.

Also witness an artist who pours out his heart and soul on the stage. Passi... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Profound, Thought-provoking, Charming

See it if you are lucky enough to score a ticket! It's like Bruce is talking & singing just to you. Really electric to be in such an intimate venue.

Don't see it if you may nod off easily. It's introspective & he is on stage by himself, except for 2 songs when Patti joins him . Dialog chunks are long.

97
Absorbing, Entertaining, Must see, Riveting

See it if you're a Bruce Springsteen fan. See it even if you're not a fan....the show was not just his music, but about his life experiences. Great!

Don't see it if Can't think of any reason NOT to see this show....except that you won't be able to see it if you don't have tkts. Tkts are hard to come by!

Also What a fantastic show. I thought it was just going to be a concert; th... Read more Read less

85
Intense, Masterful, Slow

See it if you can get tickets. Everyone at the show knows how lucky they are to be there. Such a personal intimate evening with the Boss.

Don't see it if you aren't familiar with Bruce's music -- the show can be slow at times given how parsed down some of his arrangements are.

80
Great singing, Entertaining, Riveting, Overrated, Absorbing

See it if you love Bruce! It's his BORN TO RUN book but live, basically. I didn't realize how great of an artist/musician he was until seeing him live

Don't see it if You want a traditional play or musical. Or if you're bothered by people singing the songs with Bruce.

95
Clever, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You've never heard of Bruce Springsteen, but enjoy seeing a superstar give a poignant recollection of his life and song

Don't see it if There is no reason not too

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intimate, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a fan or not! Amazing to have the chance to see Bruce in that small setting. You want to hear his smooth story telling from his book

Don't see it if you are expecting a BRUCE concert. If you don't behave like you are in a theater. If you don't like the story telling.

Also I would score higher if the tickets were not so ridiculous to come by ... Read more Read less

87
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if it was such a great fun show with fantastic music very unusual

Don't see it if you do not like great shows

93
Absorbing, Resonant, Poignant, Not a concert

See it if you like Bruce and you are a liberal; you like the complexity in his lyrics and his stories; you don't mind paying a high price

Don't see it if You are expecting BBRRRUUUCCEEE. This is a mostly quiet and poignant show. If you lean conservative you might get turned off.

Also This is a one of a kind experience but it is pricey. It is not a conce... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Masterful, Bruce-ful!

See it if you like Bruce and you scored a ticket at a fair reasonable price, would like to see an intimate paced show of tales of his life

Don't see it if Don't care for Springsteen, one man shows, leisurely pace storytelling and song.


October 12th, 2017
“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...
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October 12th, 2017
"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,...
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October 12th, 2017
"'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 remind...
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October 12th, 2017
"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 s...
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