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THE WHO'S TOMMY Will Return to Broadway in 2021

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SNAFU said: "Didn't see the stage show but I grew up with the Rock Opera. Dtd they change the lyrics to Acid Queen? I remember her signing "I'm the Gypsy, the Acid Queen....""

The lyrics remained pretty much in tact, but Cheryl Freeman's character was credited as The Gypsy on Broadway (and all subsequent stage productions) whereas Tina Turner was credited as The Acid Queen in the film. 

I'm excited about this, but cautiously tempering that excitement. Let's be real in that McAnuff's direction can be very hit or miss. He could end up knocking it out of the park again with some truly new concept and staging, it could end up being similar to his revival at Stratford which was really just an update to the tech elements (a safe, but maybe boring choice), or it could end up being a total misfire that elicits a mere yawn. There's really no way to tell for sure with him.

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Marlothom said: "I caught the Kennedy Center production and it was just blah - despite some of my favorite actors on stage. Unlike the phenomenal Music Man production there, I think, Tommy needs the spectacle/effects that this version lacked. Casey Cott was fine - was impressed by his musical theatre chops, but Reeve Carney would be phenomenal."

I agree with Reeve!

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I wouldn’t mind if the revival was the same as the Stratford production which was basically the same as the original with updated tech as mentioned above. I appreciated that since I didn’t get to see the original production.

Also, as far as I know, the Stratford production did not include Tommy hugging and forgiving Uncle Ernie as someone described of the original production. In Stratford Uncle Ernie leaned in for a hug and Tommy kept his arms at his side and refused to embrace his uncle.

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