The sold-out Broadway show might be closing, but fans will now be able to enjoy Springsteen on Broadway on Netflix.
After 236 sold-out shows at the Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre, Springsteen is coming to the streaming giant with a very special, special. According to IndieWire Netflix has announced that a new special, also titled Springsteen on Broadway will debut on the same night that the musical icon wraps up his show.
“We are thrilled to bring Bruce Springsteen — a master storyteller, humanitarian and voice of the everyman — to Netflix in this historic one-man show,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.” 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.”
“The purpose of the film is to bring this incredibly intimate show to Bruce’s entire audience intact and complete,” said Springsteen manager Jon Landau. “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.’ “
The two-hour show featured Springsteen performing and spinning yarns from his 2016 biography Born to Run. It was so successful that it was extended three times after its initial eight-week run. Springsteen on Broadway will officially close on December 15.