Legendary musician Bruce Springsteen is about to become “The Boss” of Netflix!
In October 2017, Springsteen went from performing sold-out stadium concerts to performing a sold-out Broadway show in New York City. The show title Springsteen on Broadway was written by The Boss himself and features an acoustic retelling of Springsteen’s best-selling autobiography Born to Run.
Springsteen on Broadway will be delivering its final performance on December 15, 2018, however, that same night, the show will be available to stream via Netflix.
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix said, “We are thrilled to bring Bruce Springsteen — a master storyteller, humanitarian and voice of the everyman — to Netflix in this historic one-man show. This groundbreaking experience defies the boundaries of theater, concerts, and film and will give our global audience an intimate look at one of the biggest cultural icons of our time.”
Springsteen manager Jon Landau said, “The purpose of the film is to bring this incredibly intimate show to Bruce’s entire audience intact and complete. In addition to its many other virtues, Netflix has provided for a simultaneous worldwide release which is particularly important for our massive international audience. Ted Sarandos and the entire company’s support has been a perfect match for Bruce’s personal commitment to the filmed version of ‘Springsteen on Broadway.’”
If you’re interested in learning more about the show, definitely check out Springsteen on Broadway‘s website. On the site, Springsteen is quoted as saying the following about the show:
[row]”My vision of these shows is to make them as personal and intimate as possible. I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind. 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. 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, all of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal—to communicate something of value.”[/row]
Springsteen’s recording career spans over 40 years during which he recorded 18 studio albums and won 20 Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999. His historic sold-out run on Broadway was extended three times after its initial 8-week run and will total 236 performances when the show closes on December 15th.
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A karaoke obsessed, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things pop culture, Denise enjoys all facets of entertainment from Broadway to box office blockbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, concerts (lots and lots of concerts), volunteering, reading and playing with her rescue kitten, Samantha (who rescued who, right?).