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Bruce Springsteen resumes Broadway residency

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Bruce Springsteen resumes Broadway residency
Bruce Springsteen is back on Broadway. Photo by Rob DeMartin, courtesy of DKC O&M 

June 27 (UPI) -- Rock 'n' roll icon Bruce Springsteen re-opened Broadway Saturday night with a limited run of his music and storytelling show, Springsteen on Broadway.

Performances of the production at Jujamcyn's St. James Theatre are scheduled through Sept. 4.

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This is the first Broadway show to return since the coronavirus pandemic shut down theaters and live performances in New York for more than a year.

Most other musicals and plays are slated to reopen at the end of the summer and in the fall.

Audience members are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to enter the theater.

Proceeds from opening night will be donated to New York and New Jersey charities such as the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County; Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids; Community FoodBank of New Jersey; Food Bank for New York City; Fulfill (Monmouth & Ocean Counties Foodbank;) Long Island Cares; NJ Pandemic Relief Fund and The Actor's Fund.

Stage legend Brian Stokes Mitchell, 63, celebrated the reopening on Twitter.

"Welcome back to Broadway, Bruce Springsteen! And thank you for dedication a portion of the proceeds of your opening night to The Actors Fund. And welcome back BROADWAY!!!" Mitchell tweeted Saturday.

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Springsteen on Broadway originally ran for 236 sold-out performances from October 2017 through December 2018.

Springsteen, 71, earned a Special Tony Award for the show and Netflix streamed a film adaptation of it.

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