Bruce Springsteen theater shows to turn away fans with AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Published June 22, 2021, 2:28 PM

by Robert Requintina

Bruce Springsteen

The Boss rules!

If you have received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, chances are you will not be allowed to watch Bruce Springsteen’s return to Broadway this summer, which will begin on June 26.

On June 18, The New York Post reported: “At the direction of New York State, Springsteen on Broadway and the St. James Theatre will only be accepting proof of FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson),” according to the website. All guests must show proof they were vaccinated via a smartphone or a paper card issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New York state residents, meanwhile, can show their Excelsior Pass to get in.

The lone exceptions to the vaccine policy will be for children under the age of 16 who have had a negative antigen COVID-19 screening six hours prior to the show, or a negative nose swab test within 72 hours earlier.

“I loved doing Springsteen on Broadway and I’m thrilled to have been asked to reprise the show as part of the reopening of Broadway,” said Bruce.  

SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY is a solo acoustic performance written and performed by Bruce Springsteen under the lights of Broadway. It is an intimate night with Bruce, his guitar, a piano, and his stories.

“My vision of these shows is to make them as personal and intimate as possible. 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… My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music. Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung, all of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal—to communicate something of value,” adds Bruce.

 
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