Forty-three years have passed since a former music critic named Jon Landau famously wrote, “I saw rock and roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen” in a May 1974 issue of Boston’s The Real Paper.” In the decades that have ensued, Springsteen, with the backing of his crack E Street Band and Landau, who, became the Jersey rocker’s manager in 1978, made good on that prediction. In 2016, Springsteen and the E Street band had the No. 2 tour for the year, behind only Beyonce, earning more than $255 million, according to Billboard Boxscore, and, at the age of 67, playing four-hour-plus shows, some of the longest of his career.

Springsteen has nothing left to prove on the concert stage, or in the recording studio. So, it’s not surprising that his restless artistic spirit has led him to new proving grounds. Last fall, he published his memoir, Born to Run, a New York Times bestseller that, in addition to chronicling his rise to rock stardom, provided a surprisingly frank account of growing up with a father who suffered from mental illness, as well as his own struggle with depression.

And since Oct. 3, he has been taking the stage of the Walter Kerr Theater, where five nights a week through Feb. 3, he is starring in Springsteen on Broadway, a one-man show — although his wife Patti Scialfa shows up for a couple numbers — that he has written and directed himself.

Source : Billboard