Bruce In The USA Coming to UB's Center for the Arts

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: January 24, 2011 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Bruce In The USA on Friday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

Bruce In The USA is much more than just another tribute -- this high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band show. To millions of diehard fans around the world, it's Springsteen's marathon, party-like performances that have elevated him to hero status. For those lucky enough to get a ticket, there was nothing that could fill the void in between Bruce's long-awaited tours…until now.

Bruce In The USA assaults the senses in a fun-filled and exciting party atmosphere. They have been met with critical acclaim by even the toughest skeptics, from the Stone Pony, Asbury Park, to large theaters across the country, where sellout crowds are on their feet from the first song to the last.

The Bruce In The USA show was born on the Las Vegas Strip in the winter of 2004, with its debut at the Aladdin Hotel and Casino's "V Theatre." Matt Ryan, from the World Famous "Legends In Concert" cast, played the Springsteen character for eight years in their full scale Las Vegas show. The great success with "Legends" helped Ryan to evolve into the Bruce In The USA show. His amazing portrayal of "The Boss" (not to mention his jaw-dropping resemblance) is as close as one can get to seeing the real thing in concert. Backed by a powerful band, Bruce In The USA takes this genre of performance art to a whole new level, making it the World's #1 Tribute to the E Street Band's legacy. E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons once joined the band on stage in New York, claiming after the show that it was the greatest tribute he'd ever seen.

Tickets for Bruce In The USA are $29.50 general admission and $21.50 for students (any school). Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office (Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and all Ticketmaster locations including To charge tickets, call 1-800-745-3000; in Canada, call 416-870-8000. For group sales, call 716-645-6771. For more information, call 716-645-2787.