Bruce Springsteen's one-man Broadway show is coming to Netflix this year

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  • Bruce Springsteen’s one-man Broadway show, “Springsteen on Broadway,” will stream on Netflix on December 15, the company announced.
  • Springsteen’s show, which mixes his decades of music with intermittent personal stories, is still running on Broadway until December 15.
  • The Netflix performance will reportedly be filmed this week before an invitation-only audience, according to The New York Times.

“The Boss” is coming to Netflix.

A recorded performance from Bruce Springsteen’s one-man Broadway show, “Springsteen on Broadway,” will stream on Netflix on December 15, the company announced Wednesday.

Springsteen’s show, based on his autobiography “Born to Run” and mixing his decades of music with intermittent personal stories, earned rave reviews upon its launch in October 2017. In March, the show extended its run to 236 total dates, stretching from July through a final performance on December 15.

The Netflix performance will reportedly be filmed this week before an invitation-only audience, according to The New York Times. “Springsteen on Broadway” is written by Bruce Springsteen, and directed and produced by Thom Zimny, the director of Springsteen’s Emmy-winning 2001 concert film “Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Live in New York City.”

“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, Netflix chief content officer, said in a release. “This groundbreaking experience defies the boundaries of theatre, concerts and film and will give our global audience an intimate look at one of the biggest cultural icons of our time.”

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

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