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The Who's TOMMY on Broadway Tickets

Embark on an amazing journey at the first Broadway revival of this hit rock musical.
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About The Who's TOMMY on Broadway

This spring, it's time to go on an "Amazing Journey." The first revival of The Who's TOMMY on Broadway, created by Tony Award® winners Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, reinvents the five-time Tony®-winning rock musical for a new generation. Get The Who's TOMMY tickets now.

Meet Tommy, the pinball wizard. As both a groundbreaking album and a spectacular stage show, the mythic yet moving story of how Tommy goes from a troubled child to pinball prodigy 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, now in a reimagined, technologically stunning new staging by original director/co-creator McAnuff. As Chicago Concert Review raved, "One of the most iconic concept collections makes history all over again."

Run time

2hr 10min. Incl. 15min intermission.

Start date

March 8th, 2024

Age

Ages 10+. Children under 4 years old will not be admitted.

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Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging
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Intense, Great singing, Dated
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Masterful, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing
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Stunning visuals, Rocking score, Energetic
99 / 100
MDS59
Must see, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging
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The Who's TOMMY on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
Songs by: Pete Townshend
Director: Des McAnuff
Choreography: Lorin Latarro
Cast list: Ali Louis Bourzgui (as Tommy Walker), Alison Luff (as Mrs. Walker), Adam Jacobs (as Captain Walker), John Ambrosino (as Uncle Ernie), Bobby Conte (as Cousin Kevin), Christina Sajous (as The Acid Queen)
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

Venue

Nederlander Theatre

208 West 41st Street (between 7th and 8th Avenue), New York, NY, USA, 10036

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

More information about The Who's TOMMY on Broadway

The Who's TOMMY musical begins when the young Tommy witnesses a murder in his family, which causes his senses to shut down. 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, which 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.

What to watch for

  • No wonder TOMMY became a stage musical — from the start, Townshend said he wanted to be sure the songs would sound just as good live as on the recorded album. This stood in contrast to other then-popular bands like The Beatles and The Beach Boys, some of whose recordings weren't designed for live performance.
  • The 2024 production incorporates a lot of yellow in the design, as yellow was Tommy's signature color in the original Broadway production.
  • The revival reinvents Tommy with technology old and new. The actors move all the set pieces the old-fashioned way, without automation, but the set itself comes to life with elements like LED lights — which weren't even invented yet when the show premiered 30 years ago!
  • Townshend got the idea for TOMMY after learning about Meher Baba, a 20th-century spiritual leader. He wanted to write music about Baba's teachings and the large following he amassed.
  • Rock opera, emphasis on the opera: The Who went on a two-year international tour to promote the TOMMY album, and one of the stops was the Metropolitan Opera House.

Frequently asked questions

What is The Who's TOMMY on Broadway about?

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.

Which theatre is The Who's TOMMY on Broadway at?

The Who's TOMMY on Broadway is at New York's Nederlander Theatre.

What is the running time of The Who's TOMMY on Broadway?

The Who's TOMMY on Broadway runs for 2hr 10min. Incl. 15min intermission..

What is the age recommendation for The Who's TOMMY on Broadway?

Ages 10+. Children under 4 years old will not be admitted.

How do you get tickets for The Who's TOMMY on Broadway?

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How much are tickets for The Who's TOMMY on Broadway?

The Who's TOMMY on Broadway tickets start at $72.

Is The Who's Tommy appropriate for kids?

The Who's Tommy is recommended for ages 10 and up. The show depicts, war, bullying, and child abuse, and there are additional themes of substance and sexual abuse.

Who wrote The Who's Tommy?

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 two-time Tony-winning director, producer, and writer Des McAnuff.

Who directed The Who's Tommy?

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.

Is The Who's Tommy musical the same as the album?

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.

What are the songs in The Who's Tommy?

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."

Is The Who's Tommy a true story?

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.

When was The Who's Tommy released?

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.

Is The Who's Tommy good?

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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