Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show set as Netflix special

Bruce Springsteen’s one-man show “Springsteen on Broadway” is coming to Netflix as a special to bow Dec. 15, the final night of the rock legend’s run on the Great White Way.

“We are thrilled to bring Bruce Springsteen — a master storyteller, humanitarian and voice of the everyman — to Netflix in this historic one man show,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.” 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” opened last October to rave reviews and sold-out crowds. Springsteen extended his run three times, and is now scheduled to finish off with 236 performances at Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre. The two-hour show features Springsteen performing on acoustic guitar and piano and spinning yarns from his 2016 biography “Born to Run.” Springsteen’s wife, singer Patti Scialfa, also makes an appearance.

“The purpose of the film is to bring this incredibly intimate show to Bruce’s entire audience intact and complete,” said Springsteen manager Jon Landau. “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 writer, director, and producer of the “Springsteen on Broadway” film along with Landau, Thom Zimny (“Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Live in New York City (2001)”), Springsteen tour director George Travis, and Landau Management’s Barbara Carr.

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(Left to Right) Evan Springsteen, US singer Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Sam Springsteen and Jessica Springsteen attend the 2018 Tony Awards - Red Carpet at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 10, 2018. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Sam Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen, Jessica Springsteen and Evan Springsteen attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: (L-R) Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen and Jessica Springsteen attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen, Jessica Springsteen attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards on June 10, 2018 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Evan Springsteen, Sam Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen and Jessica Springsteen attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards on June 10, 2018 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: (L-R) Evan Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Sam Springsteen, and Jessica Springsteen attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions )
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Evan James Springsteen, Jessica Rae Springsteen and Sam Ryan Springsteen are seen in the audience during the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Bruce Springsteen (L) and his daughter Jessica Springsteen (R) arrive at the Ed Sullivan Theater for a taping of 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' on September 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/GC Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 08: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) The Springsteen Family: Sam Ryan Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Evan James Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen and Jessica Rae Springsteen pose backstage at 'Spring Awakening' on Broadway at The Eugene O'Neill Theater on August 8, 2008 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Trudie Styler and Jessica Springsteen at the opening night arrivals for 'Springsteen on Broadway' at The Walter Kerr Theatre on October 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 20: Jessica Springsteen attends Global Champions Tour Horse Tournament on May 20, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 31: Jessica Springsteen and Bruce Springsteen attend U2's 'iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE' tour at Madison Square Garden on July 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Jessica Springsteen and Bruce Springsteen backstage after a performance of 'The Last Ship' at the Neil Simon Theatre on October 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: (L to R) Bruce Springsteen, daughter Jessica Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa attend the 2014 Longines Global Championships Tour party at Claridge's Hotel on August 13, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Maybourne Hotel Group)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 06: Bruce Springsteen (C) and his wife Patti Scialfa (L) pose with their daughter Jessica Springsteen (R) during the Paris Eiffel Jumping presented by Gucci at Champ-de-Mars on July 6, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Gucci)
PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 08: Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen and Jessica Springsteen attend the 'Gucci Paris Masters 2013' at Paris Nord Villepinte on December 8, 2013 in Paris, France. photo By Christian liewig (Photo by liewig christian/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Jessica Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, honoree Bruce Springsteen, Adele Springsteen and Pamela Springsteen attend MusiCares Person Of The Year Honoring Bruce Springsteen at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
Bruce Springsteen with wife Patti Scialfa (left) and his daughter Jessica at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, Windsor. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 09: Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen and Jessica Springsteen attend the Equestrian Aid Foundation Benefit held at Anthropoligie in Rockefeller Center on December 9, 2008. . (Photo by Alli Harvey/Getty Images)
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