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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

58
Overrated

See it if you really love Springsteen

Don't see it if you're not really a fan of Springsteen... it won't make you love it, that's for sure!

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Epic, Resonant

See it if I was in the last row of the balcony, and you could still hear a pin drop. Riveting from beginning to end.

Don't see it if You really have zero context for Springsteen.

100
Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Must see, Riveting

See it if one word BRUUUCE!!!!

Don't see it if must see

95
Intelligent, Great singing, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if Loved this. Very personal performance. Learned a lot about the evolution of this icon of course the music was amazing.

Don't see it if U don’t like Bruce Springsteen

96
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if You're a fan of the Boss and tremendous musical performances.

Don't see it if This won't change minds for non-Bruce fans. It's a distillation of his work and life.

97
Clever, Entertaining, Must see

See it if you enjoy rock and roll and Springsteen and stories behind the songs

Don't see it if if you are expecting a full blown rock and roll concert

87
Great singing, Resonant

See it if You are a Springsteen fan and you want to know the stories behind his songs.

Don't see it if You expect the stadium versions of his songs. This is stripped down, Bruce telling you his life when he wrote a song and then singing it.

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Masterful

See it if Clearly if you love Bruce. He is an American legend at this point so his story is part of history. Noone can tell a story quite like him.

Don't see it if You are expecting a high energy concert or don't like storytelling.

100
Absorbing

See it if The mostrar beautiful experience I have lived in a threater.

Don't see it if You dont love magic

97
Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You are a Bruce fan

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate Bruce. Leave the seats for real fans.

90
Funny, Riveting, Must see, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love Bruce Springsteen and his music. A concert full of stories. Simple set, a man, a guitar and a piano.

Don't see it if You don't like Bruce and his story telling.

94
Entertaining, Profound, Great singing, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if you can get tickets

Don't see it if you don't like Springsteen

75
Slow, Overrated, Resonant, Indulgent, Banal

See it if You can’t get enough of Springsteen

Don't see it if If you’re only mildly familiar with Springsteen

85
Masterful, Entertaining, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see Bruce in a whole new way and liked his book.

Don't see it if You're expecting a typical Bruce rock concert.

100
Masterful, Intelligent, Great singing, Edgy, Funny

See it if Actually, you can't see it, but any Springsteen fan who didn't see it should be ashamed. He is brilliant. Watch it on Netflix.

Don't see it if You're a conservative schmuck who voted for Donald Trump and support the actions of the current administration.

95
Masterful, Relevant, Great singing, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if Springsteen, a master storyteller, takes you on an emotional journey as he shares his life story in between new arrangements of his songs.

Don't see it if If you're expecting a heart-pounding, full-blown rock and roll concert or traditional arrangements of his songs, this isn't that show.

79
Melancholy, Resonant, Refreshing, Clever, Delightful

See it if you know Bruce Springsteen really well or if you're a theater goer who wants to know more about him.

Don't see it if you're expecting to see big flashy numbers with Bruce's popular songs.

Also I'm not a Bruce Springsteen fan, but I'm a theater lover. These ticket... Read more Read less

100
Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if I like Springstein, I'm not a big fan. Loved this show. Seeing him as a solo is such a different experience

Don't see it if You're not a R&R fan

88
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if This show is mainly for Springsteen fans. But his storytelling and willingness to share deep and painful memories make it memorable for all.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you don't like rock and roll or opinionated musicians.

During previews
87
Entertaining, Resonant, Bruuuuuccceeeee!, Great music., Great singing

See it if You are a Bruce fan. It’s like a storytelling concert in your living room. Great arrangements. Engaging stories.

Don't see it if You are expecting a behaved theater-going audience. Cell phones everywhere and the occasional person trying to turn it into a stadium show.

Also A must for any Springsteen fan. It’s almost not fair to score this lik... Read more Read less

During previews
89
Absorbing, Great singing, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if A fascinating evening! Wonderful acoustic arrangements of Bruce's best, interspersed with intimate stories from his autobiography.

Don't see it if Bruce fans are not accustomed to theater behavior. Texting, photos, shouting from the audience dominate. Be prepared, try to roll with it.

During previews
90
Measured, Masterful, Intelligent, Epic

See it if you can get tickets. Adds to Bruce canon with story telling. It's an autobiography with classic songs. Gentle pace, no concert frenzy.

Don't see it if you can't behave in theater. If you like full band sound the acoustic arrangement will disorient you. Bruce's life story-not greatest hits.

During previews
96
Surprisingly funny, touching, vulnerable, powerful

See it if You are a Springsteen fan, but also appreciate a Spaulding Gray monologue. True storytelling; like a great country song. So moving!

Don't see it if Some of the audience’s non-Broadway behavior will distract you - singing along and in one case dancing detracts from power of show.

During previews
95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if You want to experience Bruce in a new, up-close way with other super-fans. See him weave story and song with audience following every word.

Don't see it if You want to see the raucous, manic Bruce on stage playing his music just like you hear it on the radio. This is intimate and personal.

During previews
96
Funny, Ambitious, Intense, Must see, Profound

See it if You love Bruce Springsteen and want to experience him telling you his life story in a funny, emotional and powerful way.

Don't see it if You expect a rock concert or don't like heavy conversation about mortality


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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