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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

100
Great in every respect

See it if you enjoy a moving, raw, intimate show with both humor and melancholy.. His monologues and delivery are as amazing as his acoustic songs.

Don't see it if you dislike Bruce Springsteen or if you are expecting a typical concert.

91
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if you like beautiful story telling and getting drawn into the life behind the music.

Don't see it if you're expecting a rock concert or you hate Bruce's lesser known ballads.

92
Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you can put aside preconceived notions of a rock star musical. you want to hear a beautifully crafted story well interspersed with his song

Don't see it if you only want to see song and dance or are easily bored with prose/poetry.

91
Absorbing, Great singing, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if Springsteen fans will enthralled by his honesty. It is raw emotions and an amazing trip through his early years & career

Don't see it if if you're not a fan of Springsteen

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Masterful, Great singing

See it if You enjoy a musical twist on classic Springsteen and want to understand the man behind the music.

Don't see it if You can’t handle hearing his classic songs reinvented and unplugged.

91
Ambitious, Great singing, Must see, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if You're a Springsteen fan, you happen to win a lottery ticket, you like (mostly) one-person shows and lots of monologues.

Don't see it if Note: never quite decides if it's a show or a concert. Don't see if you'll be bothered by audience shouting, lots of clapping, etc.

100
Great singing, Great writing, Epic

See it if you want something totally different and moving. I laughed and I cried many times. Bruce is at his best.

Don't see it if you are not a fan.

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful, Engaging, Nostalgic

See it if You like Bruce Springsteen, grew up with his music, care about our emerging culture during the '60s-'80s.

Don't see it if You hate rock'n'roll.

Also Highly personal and wisely conceived, Springsteen's autobiographical s... Read more Read less

87
Entertaining, Epic, Intelligent, Intense, Great singing

See it if you like an intimate concert atmosphere, if you're a fan of Bruce Springsteen and if you like seeing him talk about his life.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of Bruce Springsteen.

91
Great singing, Intense, Overrated, Must see, Entertaining

See it if Bruce is the Boss! i was fortunate to get to see it. his voice is amanzing and his wife also come and sings 1 song with him

Don't see it if you dont LOVE Bruce springstein Tix are EXTREMELY expensive and he tells stories rather than singing a lot- sang only bit of 12 songs

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Must see, Profound

See it if You love Bruce Springsteen and want to see a different side of him...

Don't see it if You don’t like Bruce...

96
"the boss" lives up to his nickname

See it if You would like to see the legend called "The Boss" in a small, intimate, lovely environment, where the sound does not hurt your ears.

Don't see it if You want to hear him do all of his rock concert songs while standing for hours, with thousands of fans, many of whom are smoking something:(

Also I literally walked up to the box office and paid face value for a thir... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great singing, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You're a fan of Bruce Springsteen who can manage to get tickets (and/or are willing to pay top dollar to see him in an intimate venue).

Don't see it if You don't care for Springsteen or are expecting this to be like a stadium show.

98
Masterful, Profound, Absorbing

See it if you love Springsteen and you want to see him solo in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if for some reason you just don’t like him or his music.

Also If you can get a ticket, don’t miss it. It’s been extended again to De... Read more Read less

97
Great singing, Masterful, Must see, Absorbing, Amazing

See it if you're a Bruce fan and want to see an engrossing performance in an intimate space. I'm still amazed at how great it was. A must see for fans

Don't see it if you dislike Bruce. That's about the only reason I can think of.

Also Despite being about half the length of his usual concerts, you don't f... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Must see, Refreshing

See it if You’re a Springsteen fan, of course, but see it to gain insight on the truth behind what drives his success.

Don't see it if If you can’t afford it! Read the book...

91
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Resonant

See it if You want to experience a fabled deserving performer in an intimate pace . A highlight of a year of great music o Oadway

Don't see it if You don't like The Boss.

100
Absorbing, Great singing, Must see, Entertaining, Riveting

See it if Obviously if you are a Springsteen fan this is a must see. this show would also appeal to anyone who enjoys storytelling & amazing live perf

Don't see it if Can’t think of a reason

100
Great singing, Masterful, Must see

See it if 2 3/4 hours of Bruce singing and telling wonderful personal stories. It doesn’t get any better than this

Don't see it if Everyone who can should see it before it closes

96
Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great singing, Riveting

See it if You have been a solid Bruce fan since the 70s and love his music and want to learn the story of its origins

Don't see it if If you have been to his concerts and expect just another concert, for this is more story telling and low key versions of his songe

86
Ambitious, Great singing, Funny, Profound, Riveting

See it if You love the boss or would like to know more about the man behind the music. You want to hear the stories of his life and hear his music.

Don't see it if You think you are going to a Stadium concert. This is a beautiful reinterpretation of his songs acoustically. With no sets and staging

94
Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious, Riveting

See it if You love great music, great stories told by a superstar.

Don't see it if You have better ways to spend $500 (or more) or don't win the lottery.

95
Entertaining, Absorbing, Would have enjoyed the show even more if it were not for the fact that the tickets were very expensive and the hassle of getting the tickets. the working class hero did not make it very viable for the working class fan.

See it if If you are a fan of the Boss, then this show is for you.

Don't see it if The high cost of the tickets might lead to a second mortgage.

95
Masterful, Entertaining, Unique

See it if You want the opportunity to see a world class performer in an intimate setting rocking the audience with powerful stories and music.

Don't see it if You have no interest in the Broadway version of Springsteen’s life story told in words and songs.

Also I’m an admirer of Springsteen not a huge fan. Saw him in concert once ... Read more Read less

95
Masterful, Thought-provoking, Enchanting, Great singing, Riveting

See it if You're a fan of Bruce Springsteen and his autobiography

Don't see it if You do not care about Bruuuuuuuuuuuce


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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