Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) – Bruce Springsteen to reopen Broadway with the revival of the One-Man Show
Bruce Springsteen single-handedly revives the New York theater scene with a return engagement from his solo production “Springsteen on Broadway”.
The boss is back: Springsteen surprised many with an announcement Monday of the revival of his musically autobiographical show, which recorded 236 performances between October 2017 and June 2018. “The Boss” received a special Tony Award for the production, which aired on Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) in December 2018.
Springsteen used his Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) to announce: “Springsteen On Broadway” is returning this summer for a limited series of performances at @ Jujamcyn’s St. James Theater. Shows begin June 26 with additional performances until September 4. “
Separately, the show’s organizers said members of the public will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination before entering the theater.
Prior to Springsteen’s announcement, the first Broadway production in a post-pandemic New York City was going to be “Hadestown,” the 2019 Tony winner for Best Musical, set to open on September 2.
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Sounds of praise and snark: For Springsteen fans, the news of his return to Broadway sparked a wave of excitement.
“I was very lucky to see the show in its first edition”, tweeted filmmaker Doug Dalton. “If you are a fan, I cannot stress enough how beautiful this show is. See it if you can.
Writer and podcaster Molly Ness, who calls herself a “shameless fan of Bruce Springsteen” in her Twitter profile, tweeted, “Best news ever … the love of my life @springsteen returns this summer to #broadway #savemeaseat #fangirl #ilovetheboss.”
But not everyone was delighted with the news. Maddie McClouskey, singer / writer and host of Theater Games on the Pop Culture Co-op platform, tweeted, “Broadway is back … Pride Weekend … With Bruce Springsteen leading the comeback … At least straight tourists will have a place to go that isn’t the village for a little while. moment.”
And artist / podcaster Robbie Rozelle gave the ultimate backhand compliment, Tweeter, “Very excited for Bruce Springsteen to be able to monologue a Broadway chord again.”
(Photo courtesy of Netflix.)
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