Bruce Springsteen, the rock ‘n’ roll great, has reopened Broadway. Springsteen on Broadway, his music and narrative performance, opened Saturday night for a limited run.
The show will be staged at Jujamcyn’s St. James Theatre through September 4.
This is the first Broadway musical to reopen in New York since the coronavirus epidemic closed theatres and live performances for more than a year.
The majority of other musicals and plays will return towards the end of the summer and in the fall.
To enter the theatre, audience members must provide confirmation of complete COVID-19 immunisation.
The proceeds from the opening night will be donated to New York and New Jersey charities including the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Food Bank for New York City, Fulfill (Monmouth & Ocean Counties Foodbank;) Long Island Cares, NJ Pandemic Relief Fund, and The Actor’s Fund.
Stage legend Brian Stokes Mitchell, 63, celebrated the reopening on Twitter.
“Welcome back to Broadway, Bruce Springsteen! And thank you for dedication a portion of the proceeds of your opening night to The Actors Fund. And welcome back BROADWAY!!!” Mitchell tweeted Saturday.
Springsteen on Broadway originally ran for 236 sold-out performances from October 2017 through December 2018.
Springsteen, 71, earned a Special Tony Award for the show and Netflix streamed a film adaptation of it.