Bruce Springsteen fans may be getting one more chance to make it real.
The Boss’ Broadway show was initially supposed to close in November, and then got extended to February before he even played his first note on the Great White Way.
Now, Springsteen on Broadway may keep going well past the second end date, according to a report in Variety. The entertainment trade mag says the show — a solo endeavor except for a guest appearance by Springsteen’s wife, Patti Scialfa — could hunker down in the Walter Kerr Theater until June.
The two-hour autobiographical show, which brings Springsteen’s 2016 Born to Run memoir vividly to life, began in previews Oct. 3 and opened Oct. 12.
What’s thrilling about Springsteen on Broadway is that it puts that principle [of band synergy] to work in relation to live music and theater. Is it a concert, or is it a play? Neither, but something fresher, born from a combination of the two, just as the forthright details that the singer presents from his own life take on new meanings when shared with the audience he has traveled with for so many years.
In its first week, the Tuesday-to-Saturday musical-of-sorts took in $2.33 million, according to Broadway League, placing it in gross receipts behind only Hamilton and the Bette Midler-starring Hello, Dolly!
That number is so big due to budget-busting ticket prices in the startlingly intimate, less-than-1,000 capacity theater. They average $496.72 each, and go as high as $850. (There’s also a lottery every night in which 26 winners who sign up at luckyseat.com/springsteen-broadway get in the door for $75.)
There was no word on when tickets would go on sale if the run is extended. Springsteen’s representatives did not immediately reply to a request for comment or confirmation.