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Bruce Springsteen on Broadway opening night at the St. James Theatre

Highlights from the opening night of ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ on June 26, 2021 at the St. James Theatre in New York City.


Bruce Springsteen has conquered Broadway.

Central Park is next.

The Freehold native will join Paul Simon and Jennifer Hudson as headliners for the big “Homecoming Concert” set for August in Central Park, said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio during a virtual press conference on Thursday, July 1

“(Springsteen) is beloved in New York City in an extraordinary way, even though he happens to come from Jersey,” said de Blasio. “No one’s perfect.”

Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa have reopened Broadway on June 26 with a restaging of the hit “Springsteen on Broadway” at the St. James Theatre. The show runs through Sept. 4 with a break from the middle of July to the middle of August.

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“He just did something amazing by bringing back his show on Broadway and starting the Broadway rebirth,” de Blasio said. 

The Central Park concert is expected to be attended by 60,000 people.

“It’s going to be one of the greatest Central Park concerts in history,” de Blasio said. “Get ready for a concert for the ages and a big part of the rebirth of New York City and the summer of New York City.”

Details, including the full lineup and the date of the event, are coming “soon,” de Blasio said. Record executive Clive Davis is the producer of the show, the New York Times has reported.

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Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers entertainment and features for the USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; [email protected].

Source: Asbury Park

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