“Springsteen” Is Tremendously Engaging

Springsteen on Broadway” opened last night, and the suspected usuals — Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg — were in the audience. I had a chance to see this intimate, thoroughly engaging show last week, and I concur with the New York Times’s Jesse Green: ‘“Springsteen on Broadway” is a painful if thrilling summing-up at 68: a major statement about a life’s work, but also a major revision of it. As music acts go, it thus has more in common with Lena Horne’s revelatory “A Lady and Her Music” from 1981 than with a greatest-hits concert by the likes of Barry Manilow.’ Definitely more Lena than Barry.

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