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Springsteen gets his Special Tony Award

Bruce Springsteen got a new award for his already extensive collection: a Special Tony Award, for Springsteen on Broadway.

The 72nd Tony Awards Sunday ceremony was held at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on June 10th, and Bruce was rewarded «for his ongoing engagement Springsteen on Broadway, a once-in-a-lifetime theatregoing experience for the Broadway stage, allowing fans an intimate look at a music idol».

Bruce was presented the award by New York legend Billy Joel. before playing «My Hometown» at the piano, Bruce also addressed the crowd:

«Thank you. This is deeply appreciated, thanks for making me feel so welcome on your block. Being a part of the Broadway community has been a great thrill and an honor for me — it’s been one of the most exciting things that I’ve ever experienced. I’ve got to thank Patti Scialfa, my beautiful wife and artistic partner, for her love and inspiration every night. I’ve got to thank Jon Landau, George Travis, Barbara Carr, and Jordan Roth for the great work of getting our show on stage. And last but not least, our wonderful audiences, who’ve made these shows so exciting and fulfilling. Evan, Jess, and Sam — Daddy loves you. You’ve been wonderful to me this season, thank you so much. God bless all.»

Springsteen recibe un premio Tony

Esto sí que es llegar y besar el santo. Bruce Springsteen recibió un premio Tony especial por su primera obra teatral en Broadway.

El ‘Special Tony Award’ se entrega cada año a las obras que no encajan con ninguna de las otras categorías teatrales de los Tony. Este año la asociación American Theatre Wings decidió entregar este galardón a Springsteen «por su compromiso contínuo con Springsteen on Broadway, una experiencia única de teatro en los escenarios de Broadway que permite a los fans acceder a una visión íntima de su ídolo musical».

Billy Joel presentó el premio en la gala celebrada en el Radio City Music Hall de Nueva York, y dio paso a una pequeña actuación del galardonado, quien tras una larga introducción cantó «My Hometown» al piano.

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