MONMOUTH, NJ (CelebrityAccess) — Bruce Springsteen attended a free-to-the-public screening of his Netflix special “Springsteen on Broadway,” at the Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University in West Long Branch on Sunday on the sly.
According to the Asbury Park Press, Springsteen slipped into the theatre wearing a baseball hat for a disguise after the movie had started and the theatre was darkened and sat near the back with his co-manager Barbara Carr, and Thom Zimny, who directed the film.
Springsteen then left through a rear entrance, leaving most of the approximately 700 people who attended the screening none the wiser, the Asbury Park Press reported.
Springsteen likely knows the ins and outs of the venue, as the stage is where he performed two rehearsal shows for his “Springsteen on Broadway” performance in front of a select audience in September 2017.
The rehearsals were a prelude to the Boss’s well-received Broadway run last year, performing at the Walter Kerr Theatre from Oct. 3, 2017, to Dec. 15, 2018, which earned Springsteen a Tony Award.
Springsteen on Broadway premiered on Netflix on December 16, 2018, just hours after the final Broadway performance closed. The film was recorded on July 17 & 18, in front of a select audience.