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    ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ coming to Netflix

    Bruce Springsteen won a Special Tony Award this year for his run of solo performances.
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    Bruce Springsteen (with Billy Joel, left) won a Special Tony Award this year for his run of solo performances.

    A lot of Springsteen people saw their guy on Broadway for hundreds of dollars, but a lot more did not.

    Have no fear, Bruce buffs, or should that be Spring-fiends. Netflix has announced it will be streaming a filmed version of “Springsteen on Broadway” beginning on Dec. 15. That day will mark Springsteen’s final show in his scheduled 236-performance run, which began last October.

    The show, for which Springsteen won a Special Tony Award this year, is a solo acoustic performance by the 20-time Grammy winner, based on his 2016 memoir “Born to Run.” He sings songs from his catalog including “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” and “Brilliant Disguise,” he tells stories about his life, and his wife and bandmate, Patti Scialfa, makes an appearance.

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    The film is being produced by the team that put together the Broadway production, including Emmy-winning director-producer Thom Zimny and Springsteen manager Jon Landau.

    Matthew Gilbert can be reached at gilbert@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.