Credit: Danny Clinch for VarietyBruce Springsteen‘s hotly anticipated Springsteen on Broadway residency got underway Tuesday night at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City. In a new interview with Variety, The Boss shared some details about the show, which he says was partly inspired by his 2016 memoir, Born to Run.

“There’s a loose connection to the arc of the book, in that it sort of starts at the beginning and goes from there,” Springsteen explains. “I read a little bit from it, I tell some stories and play some music — that’s basically the show.”

He also reveals that, unlike a usual concert, he doesn’t intend to change the set much for each performance.

“It’s pretty scripted in the sense that it will be very close to the same every night,” Bruce maintains. “I’m sure things will shift a little as I go, but it’s pretty set.”

Springsteen also notes that because of the venue’s size — it has a capacity of 960 — the show will feel “like you’re inviting people into your living room, and it’s gonna allow for a different type of communication with the audience.”

Springsteen on Broadway will feature five shows a week and is scheduled through Saturday, February 3. As for whether he’ll extend the run, Bruce tells Variety, “I’m not sure, we’ll have to see how I feel. I haven’t worked five nights a week consecutively in a long time.”

Meanwhile, Springsteen reports that his next album is “kind of waiting for its moment” to be released. He describes the project as “a singer-songwriter record” that’s influenced by Glen Campbell, Jimmy Webb and Burt Bacharach.

“It’s connected to my solo records writing-wise, more Tunnel of Love and Devils and Dust, but it’s not like them at all,” he adds. “Just different characters living their lives.”

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