Bruce Springsteen announces Broadway debut

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform their first live show of their Australian Tour at Perth Arena on January 22, 2017. (Credit: Emma Bryant/

Bruce Springsteen has officially announced plans to make his Broadway debut.

The "Born in the U.S.A." hit-maker will perform five nights a week for eight weeks at the Walter Kerr Theater starting in October.

"I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters, which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind," a statement from the singer reads. "In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theater is probably the smallest venue I've played in the last 40 years."

The show will feature Springsteen's most famous songs, while he will also read excerpts from his 2016 autobiography, "Born to Run."

"My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music," he adds. "Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work."