The Who's 'Tommy' Musical Is Coming Back To Broadway In 2024
The Who's groundbreaking rock opera Tommy is returning to Broadway next year.
A reimagined production from Des McAnuff, the director of the original 1993 production, and the Who's Pete Townshend, will begin its run in March 2024 at the Nederlander Theatre in New York City. Preview performances will begin on March 8 before its full opening on March 28.
A sold out revival of the musical ran for two months this summer at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.
Townshend issued a statement about the decision to bring back Tommy:
In 1969, when I originally wrote TOMMY with The Who, nobody had ever written popular music songs about trauma, nobody talked about bullying, domestic sexual abuse was a subject that was virtually censored.
Then, in 1993, working with Des on the staged theatre piece, we broke the established rules for a musical show. Now, the current generation is breaking all of those rules again—and what Des has achieved with this incredible new production honors them and their courage and audacity. I can’t wait to see how this newly empowered show connects with younger Broadway audiences today. I hope the younger ones come, for they will identify in an entirely new and important way with Tommy’s tumultuous life. Meanwhile, longtime fans of TOMMY, The Who and all their music will be blown away by this new show.
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