Netflix has debuted the Springsteen on Broadway trailer, which previews the December 15 premiere. The 15th is also the final night of Springsteen’s completely sold out 236-show run at Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway. Springsteen on Broadway is a solo acoustic performance written and performed by Tony Award, Academy Award, and 20-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Springsteen. Based on his worldwide best-selling autobiography Born to Run, Springsteen on Broadway is a unique evening with Bruce, his guitar, a piano, and his very personal stories. In addition, it features a special appearance by Patti Scialfa.
Springsteen on Broadway is written by Bruce Springsteen, and directed and produced by Emmy Award-winner Thom Zimny (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Live in New York City (2001)). In addition to Zimny, the film is being produced by the same team that produced Springsteen on Broadway, including Springsteen manager Jon Landau, Springsteen tour director George Travis, and Landau Management partner Barbara Carr
Bruce Springsteen’s historic sold-out series of performances of his one man show Springsteen on Broadway began previews on October 3, 2017 and officially opened October 12. The show was extended three times after its initial eight-week run, and will close on Broadway on December 15, 2018, bringing the total number of performances to 236.
Bruce Springsteen’s recording career spans over 40 years, beginning with 1973’s “Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ” (Columbia Records). He has released 18 studio albums, garnered 20 Grammys, won an Oscar and a Tony, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Kennedy Center Honor, and was MusiCares’ 2013 Person of the Year. Springsteen’s memoir Born to Run (Simon & Schuster) and its companion album “Chapter and Verse” were released in September 2016, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2016. Springsteen’s “The River Tour 2016” was named the year’s top global tour by both Billboard and Pollstar. Born to Run was issued in paperback by Simon & Schuster on September 5, 2017.