We explored this question last week, but we now have a little more information thanks to this piece at Variety. Here is a taste:
With “Springsteen on Broadway” starting previews on Oct. 3, early reports have pointed out that the Boss rigorously sticks to a script in the intimate evening of songs and stories. (At initial performances, he even had a teleprompter to keep him on track.) Buzz in the music industry suggests that the show is so tightly scripted in order to give it a better chance at the Tonys. It’s worth noting, too, that Springsteen already has an Oscar (for “Streets of Philadelphia,” a song from 1993 film “Philadelphia”) and several Grammys on his mantel. A Tony would bring him one step closer to EGOT status.
But there are a number of obstacles standing in the way of the production’s awards eligibility — not least of which is scraping together tickets for 850 voters (and their plus-ones) from a sold-out inventory. Reps for the show wouldn’t comment on the producers’ plans for Tony voters, and sources suggest a final decision hasn’t yet been made.
Read the entire piece here.