Springsteen Show Leads to Budget, Staff Cuts at Constitution Center

Maybe The Boss isn’t as popular as everybody thought. On Wednesday, the Constitution Center announced budget and staff cuts thanks, in part, to the Bruce Springsteen exhibit bringing in much less revenue than originally anticipated. The 2013 budget calls for the elimination of 17 staff positions and a reduction in programming and advertising spending.

Programming and advertising costs for 2013 will be reduced by roughly $2.5 million to around $3.5 million. Forecast budget expenditures will be about $13.8 million in 2013, compared with current internal projections of $18.4 million for 2012. [Inquirer]