The Who’s TOMMY In Concert
Music and Lyrics by PETE TOWNSHEND
Book by PETE TOWNSHEND AND DES MCANUFF
Additional Music and Lyrics by JOHN ENTWISTLE and KEITH MOON
Originally Produced on Broadway by PACE THEATRICAL GROUP and DODGER PRODUCTIONS with Kardana Productions
Directed and Choreographed by Leslie Goddard
Music Direction by Steve Goers
Produced by Joshua Steele
See me. Feel me. Touch me. Heal me.
Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who’s TOMMY is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. The Who classics “Pinball Wizard,” “Listening To You” and “I’m Free” explode to life in the five-time Tony Award-winning musical, featuring an all-star rock band, sensational vocals and psychedelic projections.
After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother’s lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia and, as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he’s discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball and, when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar.
TOMMY, which was first performed by The Who in 1969, was originally conceived by Peter Townshend and Kit Lambert with contributions to the development by John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Roger Daltrey.
THE WHO’S TOMMY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com