Springsteen to perform at Tony Awards

Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen

NEW YORK • On Broadway, tickets to Bruce Springsteen's solo show can cost as much as US$850 (S$1,130).

But fans of the rocker can tune in to network CBS' coverage of the Tony Awards this Sunday for free and watch him perform.

The Boss is up for a Special Tony Award, no doubt a tribute to his contribution in helping Broadway's box office touch new heights over the past year.

His show, which strikes a chord with stripped-down songs and introspective storytelling, opened last October and is slated to run at the 948-seat Walter Kerr Theatre through Dec 15.

Sunday's ceremony, hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, will also hand out a Lifetime Achievement Award to Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose credits include the Cats musical.

Among the contenders for prizes are Broadway musicals Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants, with both landing 12 nominations.

J.K. Rowling fans will also keep tabs on Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, which has 10 nominations.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 08, 2018, with the headline 'Springsteen to perform at Tony Awards'. Print Edition | Subscribe