A Different Take On Springsteen On Broadway | New Jersey Stage

As a music fan, Lynch never imagined he would write a song about him that could be considered anything less than reverential, but then Bruce announced an 80-show run of dates on Broadway in New York City. As he noticed the amount of negative feedback on Springsteen-related websites and forums, he realized that he was not alone in feeling disappointed in the high ticket prices.

To be fair, Bruce Springsteen routinely sells out stadiums around the world.  He has rarely performed in a venue as small as the Walter Kerr Theatre (under 950 capacity).  In a way, this performance was always going to be special simply because of the intimate venue, but as details emerged about the show it became clear it wasn’t simply another concert — it was a night of stories, personal reflections, and music.  In other words, Springsteen had created a true Broadway show.  With that in mind, some believe the ticket prices should be judged against other hot tickets on Broadway (some which run into hundreds of dollars as well) instead of a regular concert.

Lynch says he last saw Springsteen perform live on November 22, 2009 in Buffalo, NY – the last time Clarence Clemons performed with the band. He seems content with that memory as the final chapter for him. The prices for the Broadway shows have priced him and many others out of the run. If you are among them, you might feel like putting on Lynch’s song and joining the protest.

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