Springsteen plans series of Broadway fall concerts
NEW YORK — The Boss is coming to Broadway — but he’s ditching the E Street Band.
Bruce Springsteen said Wednesday on his website that he plans to make his Broadway debut onstage this fall at the Walter Kerr Theatre in a solo show in which he performs songs from his career, interspersed with readings of his bestselling memoir “Born to Run.’’ “Springsteen on Broadway’’ begins previews Oct. 3 ahead of an Oct. 12 opening at the intimate 960-seat venue. The eight-week run is expected to play through Nov. 26. Springsteen will perform five shows a week.
“I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible,’’ the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer said in a statement. “My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music. Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work.’’