Bruce Springsteen is offering a second chance to fans who missed out on tickets to see him on Broadway
On Monday the singer’s sold-out solo show, “Springsteen on Broadway,” was extended for four months, through June 30, 2018. (There will be a hiatus from Feb. 3 to 28.)
Tickets for the new shows will go on sale Dec. 19 for fans who have already registered with the Ticketmaster Verified Fan service, a program designed to prevent automated buyers and scalpers from hoarding tickets. No new registrations will be allowed. Only those who have already registered but were not able to purchase tickets for the original block of shows will be eligible for tickets for the added dates.
Fans will also be able to enter a digital lottery for tickets after Dec. 19 through Lucky Seat.
Comprising reworked versions of Springsteen’s songs and autobiographical stories “Springsteen on Broadway” is not a conventional Broadway show. Jesse Green of The New York Times called the show “overwhelming and uncategorizable,” as well as “a major statement about a life’s work.”
Its uniqueness has not hindered its success. The show’s initial run through Nov. 26 sold out in a single day, and after its first week of five performances it grossed $2.33 million. After the show was extended through Feb. 3, tickets were quickly snapped up.
“Springsteen on Broadway” plays at the Walter Kerr Theater. For more information, visit brucespringsteen.net/broadway.
by Peter Libbey – nytimes.com