“Springsteen on Broadway’ will be filmed for Netflix to appear on the streaming service on Dec. 15, 2018.
The Broadway show, currently playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre, is scheduled to end its run on Dec. 15, the day it will air on Netflix. It will be released worldwide on the service.
The film is being produced by the producers of “Springsteen on Broadway,” which includes Thom Zimny, Springsteen manager Jon Landau, Springsteen tour director George Travis, and Landau Management partner Barbara Carr.
“The purpose of the film is to bring this incredibly intimate show to Bruce’s entire audience intact and complete. In addition to its many other virtues, Netflix has provided for a simultaneous worldwide release which is particularly important for our massive international audience,” Landau said in a press release.
The Broadway show has been regularly selling out, with last week’s average paid admission at $508.48. The show grossed $2.4 million last week across five performances.
“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 Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix. “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 on Oct. 12, 2017 and has been extended three times. When it closes on Dec. 15, 2018, it will have played 236 performances.