Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show is coming to Netflix.
Springsteen On Broadway premiered at Walter Kerr Theatre in the theatre district of New York in October 2017.
A filmed version of the show will arrive on the streaming service on December 12, which is also the final night of the performance run. By that point, The Boss will have performed the show 236 times.
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Last night, Bruce added a new song to the show in response to the new depths of cruelty at our borders. He introduced The Ghost of Tom Joad by quoting Martin Luther King Jr’s “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Then Bruce added “But it doesn’t bend by itself.” No it does not. May we all bend it together. Now.
In a statement released before his first performance, Springsteen said he wanted the show to be “as personal and intimate as possible.” “I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theatres, which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind,” he said.
“In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theatre is probably the smallest venue I’ve played in the last 40 years.”
The musician dedicated his first performance of Springsteen On Broadway to the late Tom Petty, who died two days before Springsteen’s Broadway show began its run.
Recently, the musician has been mixing up the programmed events at the show. Last month, he broke from the setlist for the first time to call out Donald Trump’s “inhumane” family separation policy. Last week, meanwhile, Springsteen treated fans to a surprise encore for the first time in the residency, playing rarity ‘This Hard Land’.