Here at Legends of Springsteen, we’re huge fans of improv as an art form. Two of the editors have even studied and performed at the famed Upright Citizens Brigade theater in New York. As such, I was excited to see that Esquire recently covered UCB's 15th annual Del Close Marathon. But I was even more excited to see that the topic they covered was Springsteen Prov. For background, the Del Close Marathon is an annual three-day marathon of round the clock improv shows and a number of venues across Marathon. I’m pleased to say that my old indie team Crimedog performed at the 13th annual Del Close Marathon… at 5:15 a.m. on a Sunday.
This Esquire article profiles performer John Murray and highlights one of his DCM shows – Springsteen Prov – in which he led a group of Springsteen-clad impersonators in an early morning show. There's a video excerpt but you can't really get a sense of how the set went - improv has to be experienced live anyway. But you can certainly see the excitement and energy Murray stirred up during the wee hours of the morning. From reading the article, I see that Murray is a huge Springsteen fan and even grew up in Colt's Neck, NJ. John, we salute you. Here's to more Springsteen Prov.