Bruce Springsteen B’way Show to Stream on Netflix

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The long-running, super-successful show Bruce Springsteen on Broadway has been one of the most coveted tickets in town since it opened in New York City in October of last year. Performing his songs and telling stories night after night in the intimate, 960-seat Walter Kerr Theatre, mostly solo except for brief appearances by his wife Patti Scialfa at most shows, Springsteen has even won a Tony Award for the in-demand run.

Now, it has been announced, Netflix will stream the final show on Dec. 15. In a statement announcing the global stream, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said, “We are thrilled to bring Bruce Springsteen – a master storyteller, humanitarian and voice of the everyman – to Netflix in this historic one-man show. 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.”

Springsteen on Broadway will have played for a total of 236 performances by the time it closes. It was originally scheduled to run for six weeks, but has since received three extensions. Every show has sold out and the production has received nearly unanimously glowing reviews. (Tickets are available via StubHub.)

Related: 10 reasons why Springsteen was born to run forever

Speaking of the Netflix program, Springsteen’s manager Jon Landau said, “The purpose of the film is to bring this incredibly intimate show to Bruce’s entire audience intact and complete. 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.”

Springsteen is credited as writer, director, and producer of the Springsteen on Broadway special along with Landau, Thom Zimny, Springsteen tour director George Travis and Landau Management’s Barbara Carr.

Watch Springsteen’s Tony Awards performance

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