Springsteen on Broadway, the concert starring Tony and Grammy Award winner Bruce Springsteen is now officially closed. It was the first Broadway show since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
Springsteen on Broadway officially closed
Springsteen of Broadway is a private solo concert of Grammy winner Bruce Springsteen, which will conclude the return of Broadway at the St. James Theatre and closed on September 4th. Production began on June 26th. At the time of the coronavirus shutdown, St. James, home to the Disney musical “Frozen”, was the first theater to welcome audiences back to Broadway. Starting on September 17, David Byrne’s “American Utopia” will follow Springsteen into St. James.
Springsteen of Broadway initially performed a one-year Broadway show at the Walter Kerr Theater (such as the St. James Theater, owned and operated by Jujamcyn), which opened in October 2017. Springsteen received a special Tony Award for selling out of tickets for the show. Netflix featured a special show and album. Springsteen on Broadway features scenic design by Heather Wolensky, lighting design by Natasha Katz, and sound design by Brian Ronan.
The show opened for its second run on Broadway under high expectations that Springsteen managed to answer the expectations in style. June 26 was the date of the premiere. It is planned to have its final staging on September 4 – ten days before the scheduled grand reopening.
The St. James Theater
The St. James was home to Disney’s Frozen prior to the COVID outbreak. It was the first venue to welcome back a live audience. The work originally staged a year-long Broadway show at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which opened in October 2017 (such as the St. James Theatre owned and operated by Jujamcyn). Springsteen received a special Tony Award for selling out tickets for the show. Netflix filmed it and released a special and album. Springsteen Philanthropy Proceeds since June 26 will be donated to a group of local charities in New York and New Jersey.
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