Monmouth University Announces Free Screening of ‘Springsteen on Broadway’

If you weren’t able to get to see Bruce Springsteen live for Springsteen on Broadway, or have yet to get a Netflix account, Monmouth University and the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music has a treat for you.

The University is offering a free, public screening of the Netflix special  on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. on the cinema screen in Pollak Theatre.

Emmy Award-winner Thom Zimny, director and producer of the film, will be on hand to offer what is being described as an “in-person extended introduction” of the movie, which was filmed live at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York and launched globally on Netflix on Dec. 16. In addition to Zimny, the film is produced by the same team that produced the Broadway show, including Springsteen manager Jon Landau, tour director George Travis, and Landau Management partner Barbara Carr.

Monmouth University is where Springsteen chose to workshop and rehearse the Broadway show, which debuted in October of 2017 and wrapped up a run of 236 performances on Dec. 15.

“Through this film, we are able to bring Bruce’s solo acoustic performance on Broadway to a wider Jersey Shore-area audience; an audience with a deep connection to Bruce’s music and his story,” said Eileen Chapman, director of The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University. “We are thrilled to be hosting this screening on our campus, only a few short miles away from Asbury Park—one of the most significant cities in Bruce’s career.”

While tickets are free, reservations for the screening are required for entry. Limit of two reservations per guest. Admission of registered guests will begin at 3 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis; seats are not guaranteed. Non-perishable food items will be accepted in support of The Nest, Monmouth University’s food pantry for students in need. Fulfill (formerly the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties) will also be accepting monetary donations. For more information and tickets, look online HERE.