THE WHO’S TOMMY Is Headed To Broadway This Spring
We’ve Won! This morning it was announced The Who’s TOMMY will open on Broadway this spring at the Nederlander Theatre. More than 30 years after the original production, Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff’s beloved tale will begin performances on March 8, 2024, before an official opening night on March 28, 2024.
McAnuff will direct the revival, following a critically acclaimed run at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre last summer. Casting will be announced at a later date.
“In many ways, I think the world has caught up to Tommy Walker, which makes it exciting to revisit The Who’s TOMMY for a new generation who, possibly more than any other, has a broad appetite for all kinds of music and story-telling,” said McAnuff.
“While the music remains as glorious as ever, our world years later is unimaginably and irrevocably changed. As a result, there’s so much more we all can recognize—and celebrate—in our protagonist’s evolution, as a collective deeper understanding of mental health has sharpened our lens. Tommy Walker’s triumph over devastating childhood trauma, to enlightened leadership, to ultimately recognizing the folly in which he’s surrounded himself is an ‘Amazing Journey’ to discover anew.”
The creative team includes choreographer Lorin Latarro; music supervision and additional arrangements by Ron Melrose; musical direction and additional orchestrations by Rick Fox; set design by David Korins; projection design by Peter Nigrini; costume design by Sarafina Bush; lighting design by Amanda Zieve; sound design by Gareth Owen, and wig and hair design by Charles LaPointe.