Friday, July 19, 2024

Bruce Springsteen Broadway Show Born to Run Through June and Tony Awards at $2 Mil Per Week


Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show is born to run– til June, if it must.

That’s the best way for Bruce to ensure active participation in the Tony Awards. The cut off for eligibility is May 1.

Well, why not? “Springsteen on Broadway” will rake in an average of $2 million per week. It’s a great night and it’s also a good set– two hours, and songs Bruce can do in his sleep. (Not to say every show isn’t new and fresh.)

The original run was a short one, then extended to February 3rd. If Bruce leaves then he will be out of sight, out of mind for Tony voters. If he can make it through May 1st, he’s guaranteed at least a special award if not more.

In the end there will also be a CD once the show closes and most likely an HBO taping. Tony, Grammy, Emmy. Twenty or thirty million dollars. Doesn’t sound too bad. And even with an extension, “SOB”will sell out every night!

PS This show is a producer’s dream– no real overhead except for security. No costumes, no real set, some lighting.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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