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.
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.
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.