Bruce Springsteen is staying on Broadway.
Mr. Springsteen on Wednesday announced a third extension of his sold-out show, “Springsteen on Broadway,” to Dec. 15.
The production, which features Mr. Springsteen telling stories about his life and delivering stripped-down arrangements of his songs, has been an enormous commercial success, bringing in $44 million thus far at the box office.
The average ticket price last week was a whopping $507.60; by comparison, the average price for “The Lion King” was $149.27. (Those are prices paid to the box office — some people spend more buying from resellers.)
Even critics liked it. “As portraits of artists go,” Jesse Green wrote in The New York Times, “there may never have been anything as real — and beautiful — on Broadway.”
Mr. Springsteen, on stage alone at the 948-seat Walter Kerr Theater, has generally been doing five shows a week, and has taken some weeks off. (His wife Patti Scialfa joins him for a few songs.) He began performances last Oct. 3 and opened Oct. 12, with an initial planned closing date of last Nov. 26. He extended to Feb. 3, and then to June 30, and now to Dec. 15.