Broadway’s return timetable moved up again Monday, and in a big way. Bruce Springsteen announced that he is bringing back “Springsteen on Broadway” for a limited summer run, opening June 26 at the St. James.
“I loved doing Springsteen on Broadway and I’m thrilled to have been asked to reprise the show as part of the reopening of Broadway,” says Springsteen, who previously played 236 sold-out performances in 2017 and 18 during the initial run.
Springsteen on Broadway moves the timetable for reopening up by more than a month, after Pass Over had set a previous early reopening timetable for early August previews. Tickets will go on sale later this week, with those hoping to attend needing to provide proof of COVID vaccination, according to SeatGeek, which is the ticketing vendor for Jujamcyn Theatres.
“All guests will need to be fully vaccinated and present proof of vaccination status in order to attend ‘Springsteen on Broadway,” the ticketing page reads. “The only exception will be for children under the age of 16, who must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult and must also provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.”
The initial run of the show saw record-shattering prices for tickets on the secondary market, with analysis by Ticket Club showing an average price paid of $1,800. That was at Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre, while this revival will play at the St. James Theatre. Springsteen on Broadway ticket prices will range from $75-850, according to SeatGeek. Proceeds from Opening Night of Springsteen on Broadway at the St. James Theatre will be donated to a group of local 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.
New York reopening plans have seemed to accellerate rapidly in recent days, with warm weather approaching and the nation edging closer to President Joe Biden’s hope of a 70 percent COVID vaccination rate for adults by the 4th of July. Pass Over had moved the Broadway reopening date from Labor Day Weekend into August, and now Springsteen on Broadway fast-forwarded that by more than a month. Plans are also reportedly underway for a massive August concert in Central Park to celebrate the return of the New York cultural scene after more than a year of restrictions.
Springsteen on Broadway tickets are on sale June 10, 2021 at noon. Plans currently are for 30 performances, spread from late June until Labor Day.