This spring, it's time to go on an amazing journey. The first revival of the The Who's Tommy on Broadway reinvents the multi-award-winning rock musical for a new generation. Set an alert for The Who's Tommy tickets on TodayTix.
Meet Tommy, the pinball wizard. As both a groundbreaking album and a thrilling stage show, the mythic story of how he goes from catatonic child to local celebrity continues to exhilarate audiences with songs like “I’m Free,” “See Me, Feel Me,” “We're Not Gonna Take It,” and “Pinball Wizard.” Experience The Who's timeless hits anew in this critically acclaimed production, staged by Tommy's original Tony-winning director and co-creator, Des McAnuff. As Chicago Concert Review raved, "One of the most iconic concept collections makes history all over again."
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2h 30m (incl. 15m intermission)
March 8th, 2024
By: Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
Songs by: Pete Townshend
Director: Des McAnuff
Choreography: Lorin Latarro
Design: David Korins
Costumes: Sarafina Bush
Lighting: Amanda Zieve
Sound: Gareth Owen
Other info: Projection design by Peter Nigrini, music direction and orchestrations by Rick Fox, music supervision and additional arrangements by Ron Melrose, wig and hair design by Charles LaPointe
The Who's Tommy musical begins when the young Tommy witnesses a murder in his family, which renders him deaf, blind, and mute from trauma. Though his parents try everything to cure him, only one thing starts to turn his life around: Tommy's discovery that he has a talent for pinball. Suddenly, he's a small-town hero — but maybe, still, at a cost.
The Who debuted Tommy as a concept album in 1969 to mixed reviews, but it soon became The Who's best-known work and went on to earn a place in the Grammy Hall of Fame. A film adaptation came out in 1975 before the musical premiered on Broadway in 1993, when it won five Tony Awards, including Best Direction of a Musical for McAnuff and Best Original Score for The Who's co-founder and main songwriter, Pete Townshend.
Come see the pinball wizard! The Who's groundbreaking, five-time Tony-winning rock opera returns with all its hit songs, like "See Me, Feel Me" and "We're Not Gonna Take It." Experience the dark yet captivating story of a young boy who, after struggling with childhood trauma, becomes an overnight celebrity for his pinball skills.
The Who's Tommy on Broadway is at the Nederlander Theatre, which is located in New York, NY, USA, 10036.
The Who's Tommy on Broadway runs for 2h 30m (incl. 15m intermission).
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The Who's Tommy is recommended for ages 16 and up. The show depicts, war, bullying, and child abuse, and there are additional themes of substance and sexual abuse.
Pete Townshend, the co-founder and main songwriter for The Who, wrote all the music in The Who's Tommy. He also co-wrote the book with 10-time Tony-winning director, producer, and writer Des McAnuff.
Des McAnuff directs The Who's Tommy in addition to being its co-writer. He also directed the musical's original Broadway production, winning a Tony Award for his work.
The Who's Tommy on Broadway is mostly the same as the album. Both tell the same story of Tommy, but with slightly different endings. Some of the songs appear in a different order in the musical than on the album, though, or with slightly different lyrics.
The Who's Tommy contains most of the songs from the 1969 album Tommy by The Who. All the most famous songs remain, including "We're Not Gonna Take It," "Pinball Wizard," "See Me, Feel Me," "The Acid Queen," and "I'm Free."
The Who's Tommy is not a true story. All the characters and events are entirely fictional, though parts of the musical were inspired by the fame and teachings of a real-life spiritual leader, Meher Baba.
The Who's Tommy musical premiered in 1993, and the current revival premiered in 2023. Before that, the original album was released in 1969, and the film version came out in 1975.
This musical is based on one of the most iconic, groundbreaking rock albums of all time. With its original Tony Award-winning director at the helm, the new revival of The Who's Tommy promises to be just as game-changing for a new generation.
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