By Armando“The Boss” is on fire this week, first fueling record vinyl sales per Billboard earlier this week, and now a Special Tony Award from American Theatre Wing on the way.
“Springsteen On Broadway” is the artist’s concert residency at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City where Springsteen performs solo, playing piano and guitar, and reminisce incidents from the eponymous autobiography “Born to Run, based on his iconic third studio album.
Springsteen performed five shows every week from Tuesday though Saturday. Springsteen’s wife and bandmate Patti Scialfa also appeared at most shows.
The show was an instant success when it debuted, with Rolling Stone calling it “one of the most compelling and profound shows by a rock musician in recent memory.” The run started on October 3, 2017 and was originally supposed to end on November 26, 2017, but was extended twice due to high demand, once to this summer June 30, 2018, and again until December 15, 2018. Given the circumstances, don’t be surprised if the show gets another extension.
“Bruce Springsteen will receive his Special Tony Award for his ongoing engagement Springsteen on Broadway, a once-in-a-lifetime theatregoing experience for the Broadway stage, allowing fans an intimate look at a music idol,” the New York City-based organization announced. Also receiving a special award is John Leguizamo, who is being honored “for his body of work and for his commitment to the theatre, bringing diverse stories and audiences to Broadway for three decades.”
The Tony Awards is set to take place on June 10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The ceremony will broadcast live on CBS and will be hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban.
To see the complete list of nominees, go to tonyawards.com.