Here is Nicki Goslin at Page Six:
It’s The Boxer versus The Boss.
An insider tells Page Six that music icons Paul Simon and Bruce Springsteen are both battling to close the concert in Central Park that is slated to take place on the Great Lawn on Aug. 21.
There are valid arguments for both legendary performers. Springsteen, 71, is currently starring on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theater and he’s famous for his exuberant live performances and for being a beloved son of … New Jersey.
Queens native Simon, 79, has written many songs about the Big Apple, including “The Only Living Boy in New York” and “The 59th Street Bridge Song.” And of course, he and Art Garfunkel held their own concert in Central Park back in 1981.
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One correctio: Springsteen’s Broadway show is at the St. James Theater this time around.