Springsteen.

nohero

There is so much about what he says, even in this little trailer, that touches me.  As a "Jersey Guy". 


ml1
nohero said:
There is so much about what he says, even in this little trailer, that touches me.  As a "Jersey Guy". 



 it's really great that this is being released.  As the show winds down, the price of tickets on resale sites is just out of this world.  Every fan (and even people who aren't) should have the opportunity to see this show. Put it on the big screen, turn out all the lights, shut off the phones, and pretend you're in the Walter Kerr Theater (but with even better sight lines).


mjc

as a very recent but totally awed fan, I CAN'T WAIT!


ml1
mjc said:
as a very recent but totally awed fan, I CAN'T WAIT!

I went in with high expectations and I was still blown away by how powerful it was.  I hope it's equally so on video.


mjc

offhand, does anyone know whether this will be a one-off event, or will be available to stream for a while?


The_Soulful_Mr_T
mjc said:
offhand, does anyone know whether this will be a one-off event, or will be available to stream for a while?

 I think the latter but I’m not sure. 


apple44

It should stream for awhile, I don't think Netflix does one-day showings


nan

Looks good, and I have Netflix so I'm all set!


eliz

I saw it at the beginning of the Broadway run, didn't know what to expect and it was absolutely one of the best things I've ever seen on Broadway or in concert. I can't wait to watch it on Netflix.


jamie

wow - fantastic!


boomie

Our Jersey Hero.   He knows how to tell a story.  You can google him dancing with his mom at the Wonder Bar in Asbury park earlier this year.


bub

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I've been on  Springsteen "thing" lately for some reason. A couple of thoughts.

1 It's easy to forgot how long he has been around. His first album was released in January of 1973.  He was part of the early album-oriented rock era, though its easy to think of him as something more recent because he doesn't make it big until Born to Run and a lot of fans don't come on board until Born in the USA in the 80s.

2 Still think Wild Innocent etc. is the best E Street album.  Would love to see him take a another stab at funk/blues/jazz concoctions like Kitty's Back and New York City Serenade.  That piano intro to Serenade is to die for, especially when that lilting heart tugging melody kicks.    


boomie

He's actually been around since before that, playing the Asbury Park club scene for ten years before his first album.


jamie

Nice! (if you cut and paste a youtube link - it will convert it to a video) - 


jeffl

The Netflix “show” got planned by the Ledger this weekend.  I don’t think he liked the live show either even though he is a Bruce fan. 


jamie

I don't think that being a Bruce fan is a prerequisite for the show - it's great storytelling and a intimate portrait of a rock and roll icon. 

Wow -pretty harsh title: Goodbye and good riddance to 'Springsteen on Broadway,' a low point for The Boss

https://www.nj.com/expo/life-and-culture/erry-2018/12/72c5cf12c18273/goodbye-and-good-riddance-to-s.html


jamie

I think the author of that piece needs to call a waaaaahmbulace for not getting the show he expected Bruce to perform for him.


The_Soulful_Mr_T
jeffl said:
The Netflix “show” got planned by the Ledger this weekend.  I don’t think he liked the live show either even though he is a Bruce fan. 

 panned?

The Times looooved it.


rcarter31

For what it's worth:

Ron Carter

Loved it!

Best Regards,

Ron  Carter


nohero
boomie said:
Earlier this year


Springsteen and Mom Dance at Wonder Bar

 It's bittersweet.  It's my understanding that his mother is suffering from Alzheimer's or similar condition.  She was a vivacious woman who, as he has described in his memoir and Broadway show, brought and kept the light in his life and inspired him.  Bringing her out to dance is a way to find her old spark, because she still responds to this favorite activity.

Similarly, in the show he does an old song called "The Wish", which is itself autobiographical.  It's about his mother getting him his first guitar, and dancing with him in the living room when the Beatles were on Ed Sullivan.  In one verse, he's dropping by her house to take her out dancing.  There's a line in the song about that: "I’m older but you’ll know me at a glance. We’ll find us a rock ‘n roll bar, baby we’ll go out and dance."  He wrote the line as a fun one, but now it's poignant given how his Mom is now.


jeffl
The_Soulful_Mr_T said:


jeffl said:
The Netflix “show” got planned by the Ledger this weekend.  I don’t think he liked the live show either even though he is a Bruce fan. 
 panned?
The Times looooved it.

 The Ledger.  Not The Times. 


jamie

I think he was questioning your wording planned instead of panned.


jeffl
jamie said:
I think he was questioning your wording planned instead of panned.

 Ah!   Typo.  Thanks, Jamie. Didn’t notice it. 


The_Soulful_Mr_T

Right, I wonder if you meant The Ledger panned it.

And, I meant as contrast, the NY Times raved about it

"But the show’s revelation — and the reason it actually worked so well — was his ability to take the stagecraft he’d honed in rock clubs and arenas and transfer it so effortlessly to the theater."

and

"There’s a caveat that has to be presented here. Netflix showed “Springsteen on Broadway” to critics in screening rooms before making it available to us online. And the film’s strength — the way it immerses you in a captivating performance — is less apparent on a laptop, or even on a flat-screen television. You’re one step (maybe several steps) further removed from the live experience. That makes it particularly unfortunate that Netflix isn’t offering any public theatrical engagements of “Springsteen on Broadway” — in its own way, it profits from the big screen as much as any film by the Coen brothers or Alfonso Cuarón."


jeffl
The_Soulful_Mr_T said:
Right, I wonder if you meant The Ledger panned it.

And, I meant as contrast, the NY Times raved about it
"But the show’s revelation — and the reason it actually worked so well — was his ability to take the stagecraft he’d honed in rock clubs and arenas and transfer it so effortlessly to the theater."

and


"There’s a caveat that has to be presented here. Netflix showed “Springsteen on Broadway” to critics in screening rooms before making it available to us online. And the film’s strength — the way it immerses you in a captivating performance — is less apparent on a laptop, or even on a flat-screen television. You’re one step (maybe several steps) further removed from the live experience. That makes it particularly unfortunate that Netflix isn’t offering any public theatrical engagements of “Springsteen on Broadway” — in its own way, it profits from the big screen as much as any film by the Coen brothers or Alfonso Cuarón."


 Yup.  That’s what I meant.  


boomie

Meh, in my opinion he earned every penny he made from it.   The guy has done that show 5 nights a week for a year.  He is essentially alone on the stage for most of it.  No band, no sideshow, only his wife Patty Scialfa for a bit of it.  He wrote the book on which it is based.  The whole thing is worthy, in my opinion, and I wasn't the hugest Springsteen fan, music wise.   His storytelling, wisdom and ability to bring you back to the gritty rock and roll of Asbury Park and the Jersey shore while giving insight as to how he came to be who he is, is truly captivating.   For me anyway.


apple44

Interesting FB post from an ex-editor of Newsweek, recalling the time in October '75 when they and Time each published a cover, the same week, on Springsteen.

"Watching 'Springsteen on Broadway' streaming on Netflix, it’s hard not to remember the abuse we took 43 years ago when Newsweek published Maureen Orth’s Springsteen cover and Time, playing catch-up, published its own the same week. Laughter! Scorn! Both news magazines giving their covers to this unknown guy from Jersey! So here we are and Springsteen’s been a star for more than four decades. Who got the last laugh?"




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