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Tommy

Tommy

by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff

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Tommy

Tommy




A rock musical based on The Who's 1969 album, Tommy.


Story:

After witnessing his father commit murder, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia. As an adolescent, he discovers a natural knack for pinball, and when his breaking through his catatonia, becomes an international pinball superstar.


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Composer

Composer, Lyricist and Librettist
Pete Townshend

Librettist

Librettist
Des McAnuff



  • Premiere
  • 1975 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
St. James Theatre
Opening Night
April 22, 1993
Total Performances
899
Original Cast
Michael Arnold, Anthony Barrile, Bill Buell, Maria Calabrese, Michael Cerveris, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Paul Dobie, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Tom Flynn, Cheryl Freeman, Jody Gelb, Christian Hoff, Paul Kandel, Donnie Kehr, Pam Klinger, Lisa Leguillou, Norm Lewis, Crysta Macalush, Michael McElroy, Marcia Mitzman, Lee Morgan, Alice Ripley, Sherie Scott, Buddy Smith, Carly Jane Steinborn, Timothy Warmen
Director
Des Mconuff
Choreographer
Wayne Cilento
Producer
PACE Theatrical Group, Inc., Dodger Theatricals and Kardana Productions
Musical Director
Joseph Church
Orchestrations
Steve Margoshes
Scenic Design
John Arnone
Costume Design
David C. Woolard
Lighting Design
Chris Parry
Sound Design
Steve Canyon Kennedy

1975 Film Version

Movie Name
Tommy
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Ken Russell
Screenplay
Ken Russell
Starring
Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Tommy by The Who


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray

DVD
1989 Live at The Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles


Other

Merchandise




1993 Tony Award Nominations

Best Original Score (tie)
Best Scenic Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Michael Cerveris
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Paul Kandel
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Marcia Mitzman
Best Costume Design

1993 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Sound Design
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Musical

1993 Theatre World Award Nominations

Michael Cerveris

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