Bruce Springsteen is taking his one man show Springsteen on Broadway to Netflix later this year, as it was announced on Wednesday (July 18). The program will launch globally on Dec. 15, the final night of Springsteen’s sold out 236-show run on Broadway.
Springsteen on Broadway is a solo acoustic performance written and performed the 20-time Grammy award winner himself, based on his autobiography Born to Run. The intimate show is a stripped down evening with Springsteen, his guitar, piano, personal stories, and an appearance by his wife Patti Scialfa.
““We are thrilled to bring Bruce Springsteen — a master storyteller, humanitarian and voice of the everyman — to Netflix in this historic one man show,” Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix, said in a statement. “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.”
The film is being produced by the same team that produced the Broadway production, including Emmy Award-winner Thom Zimny, Springsteen’s manager Jon Landau, his tour director George Travis, and Landau Management partner Barbara Carr.