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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

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Profound

See it if you like/love, the Boss, a soulful & intimate evening, want a once in a lifetime experience, ok w/a somewhat scripted evening w/a heart.

Don't see it if The Boss never did it for u, entertainers baring their souls gives you indigestion and the price tag "not worth it". You Hate Cabaret style.

90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want to see a show by a master craftsman in his field pulling back the veil and letting the audience in on his background and feelings.

Don't see it if You don't like Springsteen's music.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Epic, Masterful, Resonant

See it if I mean, come on.

Don't see it if seriously, COME ON.

Also Okay, seriously: this is Bruce Springsteen, one of the most important ... Read more Read less

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!!

85
Entertaining, Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Personal

See it if like me, you enjoy great storytelling & would choose the real deal over a juke-box musical any day.Truly refreshing to hear his writing.

Don't see it if you are expecting a concert of Bruce songs. this is a book musical with monologues leading into songs-15 songs played acoustically.

92
Great singing, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love and follow the Boss. It's very different to a big concert, it's nice to see him in a different genre.

Don't see it if you expect a big arena-show.

75
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You love all things Springsteen.

Don't see it if You love all things Springsteen and expect it to be like his live concerts.

98
Absorbing, Enchanting, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to spend an enchanting evening in a small bar listening to Bruce Springsteen reflect on his life.

Don't see it if you are looking fast paced entertainment. This is a thoughtful show that takes its time.

Also This show was astonishingly good. I enjoyed his music growing up, but ... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever, Great singing

See it if you love Bruce Springsteen

Don't see it if prefer a drama

93
Absorbing, Great singing, Must see

See it if Life still means a thing

Don't see it if You don’t like him

92
Absorbing, Resonant, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you find the setlist, know the songs, and read the lyrics in advance to truly connect biographical stories with the masterful songwriting.

Don't see it if somber acoustic music and biographical stories are not your thing. I prepared and experienced it as funny, chilling, relatable, and moving.

100
Exquisite, Epic, Great writing, Masterful, Resonant

See it if Springsteen is a great story teller in spoken word & song. His delivery is thoughtful,relaxed, as if he hadn't said these words 100 x before

Don't see it if You expect to hear each song as recorded. You're not a Bruce fan. You want to comment-please don't.

88
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You love poetry and humanity in song and story

Don't see it if N/A

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Masterful, Must see

See it if your love the Boss and want a once-in-a-lifetime, intimate experience of his storytelling.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy "unplugged" versions of classic rock songs.

97
Absorbing, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see Bruce in an intimate setting playing piano and acoustic guitar with some great story telling.

Don't see it if If you expect to see a traditional Bruce concert.

62
Slow, Disappointing

See it if you're a big Springsteen fan, the person and his music.

Don't see it if you're not.

Also It was frequently hard to hear what he was saying; he appeared to be c... Read more Read less

98
Exquisite, Ambitious, Great singing, Masterful, Must see

See it if you are a Bruce fan and want to revel in his music and his life

Don't see it if you don't really love Bruce!

90
Intimate evening with “the boss”

See it if You are a bona fide Bruce fan

Don't see it if You’re expecting a rock concert of Bruce’s greatest hits.

90
Absorbing, Relevant

See it if you like Bruce Springsteen you want to learn the stories behind the music

Don't see it if you do not like Bruce Springsteen you want to see show with a plot and diverse music

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if You are a Bruuuuce fan! It is basically his autobiography told so well, with explicit detail, with about 10-12 songs throughout the show.

Don't see it if If you think you are going to see a shortened version of a Springsteen Concert with all of your favorite hits- he does some of the big hits.

95
Great singing, Epic, Edgy, Funny, Must see

See it if you want to see a legend who not only sings great, but has a great story to tell along with his music. Terrific!

Don't see it if You're not into music, rock & Springsteen

Also This is not just a concert - this is a one man show! Don't miss it.

92
Absorbing, Masterful, Intimate

See it if you love his music and want to hear him share stories about his life & what it means to him to be a man.

Don't see it if You prefer full blown productions; no scenery to speak of; it's basically a one man show with an assist from his wife, Patty Scialfa

95
Masterful

See it if you have experienced Bruce in other venues and want something rarely seen--a Superstar reclaiming his relationship with his audience.

Don't see it if Bruce's music means nothing to you.

Also He shares his journey with the audience on his terms in an intimate se... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Funny, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if You love Bruce Springsteen and want to hear first person stories about his early life

Don't see it if You expect a Springsteen concert or want upbeat stories.

97
Funny, Great staging, Must see, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You want a fun, fabulous, laughter-filled evening in the theatre with a great cast, amazing voices, unexpected thrills, chills and fure fun.

Don't see it if You do not like silliness, contemporary music from some of the great music artists of the day, amazing physical comedy and stunts, and sets.


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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