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The Who's Tommy - 2019 - Washington, DC (Regional) Tickets, News, Info & More

Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who's Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit. With music and lyrics by Pete Townshend, book by Des McAnuff and Pete Townshend, and additional music and lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon, this five-time Tony Award-winning, one-of-a-kind musical tells the story of the pinball-playing, "deaf, dumb, and blind" boy who triumphs over adversities.

"2019 is the 50th anniversary of the release of the groundbreaking original album of Tommy. I can't think of a better way to celebrate this iconic show than by bringing such an incredibly talented cast and creative team together for a Broadway Center Stage event at the Kennedy Center," said Jeffrey Finn, Vice President of Theater Producing and Programming.

Running Time:

2 hours

Kennedy Center [Eisenhower Theatre]


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2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
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by - Sep 8, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2021
The Old Globe has announced its 2022 Season with a diverse and exciting lineup that features the Broadway-bound musical Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, with direction and musical staging by Tony Award–winning choreographer Wayne Cilento (Wicked, The Who’s Tommy); the world premiere and pre-Broadway run of Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical and more.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2021
Mercury Theatre today announces full cast for Aladdin, written by Andrew Pollard with direction from the Theatre's Creative Director Ryan McBryde; the team behind the Great British Pantomime award-winning Cinderella.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2021
From rock to Rossini, Victorian Opera announces its Season 2022 with a year of undiscovered gems, thrilling epics and two world premieres. The state opera company presents eight productions, including three Australian operas.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 29, 2021
The Algonquin’s 2021-2022 Broadway Series is on sale now, featuring five productions. Elf the Musical opened on November 21, 2021 and is expected to sell out soon.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2021
Algonquin Arts Theatre has announced the addition of New Jersey native Shayne Austin Miller to the theater's professional staff.  Miller will fill the Director of Marketing and Communications role replacing David Applegate who recently left the theatre for a new opportunity.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022
The Old Globe has announced a one-week extension for the Broadway-bound musical Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, with choreography by Bob Fosse and direction and musical staging by Tony Award–winning choreographer Wayne Cilento (Broadway’s Wicked and The Who’s Tommy).
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022
The thrilling new rock musical Stilettos and Steel will make its debut at the Hollywood Fringe Festival on June 4, 12, and 19. Stilettos is based on the true story of a suburban girl who ran away to San Francisco in the 1960s and became the top gangster and pimp of the Tenderloin District. The show grapples with issues of gender identity, morality, and how far you’d go to discover your true self.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022
Shubert New Haven announces that Broadway’s NORM LEWIS will be the featured performer for the Shubert Theatre’s 2022 Gala on June 8. Chita Rivera – who was originally scheduled to headline the Gala – has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be unable to perform. Tickets for the Gala are available through the Shubert’s Development Department at 203-773-4339. Concert only tickets are available online at shubert.com, and at the Shubert Box Office by phone at 203.562.5666 or visiting Monday–Friday Noon–6:00pm.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
A new play about the decades-long, tempestuous friendship between Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley will receive an industry reading on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2022
The Broadway Makers Marketplace as the producers announced today it will be extending following its 4-day extravaganza. 
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 4, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce Jim Corti as the recipient of the 2022 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre. The award will be presented during this year’s annual Chicago Sings fundraising concert, Chicago Sings Stephen Sondheim, Monday, May 23, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), 220 E. Chicago Ave. This year’s Chicago Sings concert offers two opportunities to experience Chicago’s music theatre and cabaret performers saluting Stephen Sondheim.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2022
Grammy-award winner Edie Brickell's new musical 38 MINUTES has announced the cast of their upcoming industry workshop, taking place on March 5, 2022, in Los Angeles following their successful 2019 reading.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2022
Catch Me If You Can begins performances tonight, March 4, at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The musical features a book by Terrence McNally, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman and based on the Dreamworks Motion Picture.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022
TheatreC & Rhyme Combinator announced today the complete cast for CO-FOUNDERS, a new hip hop musical about the two most unlikely partners in Silicon Valley, that will have a one-night-only concert on Saturday, April 9th at 7:00pm at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street).
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2022
Mercury Theatre today announces the full cast for William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors in celebration of their 50th Anniversary.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2022
Three world-premiere productions and a reinvestigated classic, two triumphs from Broadway and off-Broadway and a Chicago premiere, and an epic rock musical sensation reimagined for today.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2022
Amas Musical Theatre in association with Melissa M Jones/All Awesome LLC, will present an industry reading of SuperYou, a new musical with book, lyrics, music and arrangements from the visionary mind of creator, Lourds Lane at Theatre Row – Theater 2 (410 West 42nd Street) on Thursday, April 21 at 3pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2022
 Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre and Nightclub Cantata LLC, by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, have announced the cast of Elizabeth Swados’ 1977 breakout sensation Nightclub Cantata, a provocative, eclectic and heralded theatrical creation rarely seen since its inception decades ago.
by Team BWW - Mar 22, 2022
As BroadwayWorld reported last week, the Broadway-bound musical Bob Fosse's Dancin', with choreography by Bob Fosse and direction and musical staging by Tony Award-winning choreographer Wayne Cilento (Broadway's Wicked and The Who's Tommy) has found its cast. ​​​​​​​Before the beloved show returns to the stage, relive some of the original choreography.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2022
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the appointment of Lisa L. Patterson as its new director of individual giving. Patterson will partner with TCG’s executive-leadership team to create, implement, and measure a development plan to grow a million-dollar annual fundraising budget.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2022
Norm Lewis is set to star as 'Captain Richard Davenport' in a new North American tour of Roundabout's 2020 production of A Soldier's Play!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022
The York Theatre Company, in association with Jim Kierstead, Executive Producer, will present a presentation of the new musical Pants! The Jimmy Pants Musical with music and lyrics by Joseph Church (York’s Rothschild and Sons, The Lion King, The Who's Tommy) and book and lyrics by Jeff Bienstock (Legendale).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2022
Featuring incredible vocals from a variety of Tony and Grammy Award-winning artists performing 12 chart-topping hit songs, Rockers On Broadway: Live (Volume 1) is now available on all streaming and download channels worldwide. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2022
Are you ready to rock? After a two-year delay, Cotuit Center for the Arts is thrilled to finally present Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff’s celebrated rock musical The Who’s Tommy, on the Main Stage from March 17 through April 3. Performances will take place Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for shows in BTG’s Late Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and an award recipient of the GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS from the National Endowment for the Arts; Once, a Tony Award-winning musical; Songs For a New World, the first musical by a Tony Award winner; Dracula, a classic gothic tale of horrors; and Edward Albee's Seascape, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2022
Algonquin Arts Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its August musical, The Who’s Tommy. The show will run at Algonquin Arts Theatre from Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 21.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 24, 2022
Breaking news! Fort Salem Theater has just made two exciting announcements: an intimate Valentine's Day-weekend cabaret concert has been added to the 50th Anniversary Season lineup, plus casting details for their upcoming production of Little Shop of Horrors!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 19, 2022
Suffolk Theater Presents A BROADWAY VALENTINE on Saturday, February 12.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022
The first ever stage adaptation of Dan Brown’s best-selling thriller, The Da Vinci Code starring Nigel Harman as Robert Langdon,  Danny John-Jules as Sir Leigh Teabing, Hannah Rose Caton as Sophie Neveu and Joshua Lacy as Silas is coming to Theatre Royal Brighton from Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 March.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2022
Emmy, SAG, and Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis will premiere a new solo concert program with The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, on Friday, March 4, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2022
76 trombones will no longer be marching down the Fort Salem Theater aisles this season, as the Omicron numbers rise in Washington County. In place of the theater’s large-cast production of The Music Man, a more intimate, 10-actor musical comedy featuring a flesh-eating plant, Little Shop of Horrors, will now take the stage from March 11-20.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 21, 2022
Now celebrating their 50th Anniversary Season, Fort Salem Theater will kick off their 2022 mainstage programming on March 11 (running through March 20) with Little Shop of Horrors, the musical comedy featuring everybody’s favorite flesh-eating plant. Tickets are on sale now, starting at only $15.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2022
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny’s 2022 season, which opens on June 13 with the celebrated return of the 2021 hit that audiences went “Whoopee!” for, the Tony Award-winning Chicago.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2022
Lively McCabe Entertainment, whose stage hits include the “most-produced play in the country” Clue (currently playing at the Paper Mill Playhouse) and its sibling Cluedo (currently touring the UK), Punk Rock Girl by Joe Iconis (currently playing at The Argyle Theatre), and more, has acquired Broadway Theater Workshops (BTW).
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2022
Lively McCabe Entertainment, the global theatrical production company based in Ridgewood, NJ has acquired Broadway Theater Workshops. In residence at the Inserra Theater at Saint Joseph Regional High School (40 Chestnut Ridge Road Montvale, New Jersey), Broadway Theater Workshops is a year-round training company working with children in grades 3-12 in developing their performance skills.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2022
THIS YEAR to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the show’s Broadway Opening, and their friendship, JAMES CANNING joins Ilene and Carole for a fun get-together, bringing music of the season plus stories, laughs and songs saluting the iconic GREASE they originated.  Music Direction by Ian Herman. Engineered by Stuart Allyn.
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2022
Watch below as Brierley Resident Acting Company member Liz Mikel invites audiences to experience 'Our Town' at Dallas Theater Center before she heads to Broadway in 1776!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2022
Lively McCabe Entertainment has announced that it has acquired Broadway Theater Workshops (BTW). 
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 12, 2022
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents a star-studded lineup of Broadway and Kennedy Center favorites coming together in the Kennedy Center Opera House to celebrate 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center. Last night, February 11, saw the first of two sold-out performances, with the second performance taking place this evening, February 12 at 7:30 p.m.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 10, 2022
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think back to the music of 1969?  Perhaps it's Woodstock, the rock festival that still defines the very concept of the rock festival.  Or maybe it's one of the year's many great albums: The Who's Tommy, Jefferson Airplane's Volunteers, The Band's self-titled, Blind Faith's debut, Led Zeppelin I and II and more.  The Beatles played their final concert on a London roof, and Cream said “goodbye.”  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2021
Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis once again takes the stage at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC) with his new show (There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays on Friday, December 17.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 21, 2021
The Novato Theater Company's second show of its 101st season is The Who's Tommy with music and lyrics by Pete Townsend, book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff with additional music and lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon.
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 12, 2021
Legendary Broadway/TV star Carole Demas and fellow Broadway and TV star Eric Michael Gillett are together at last, performing a variety of their favorite songs, lifting your holiday heart with their festive cabaret/concert, Joyful Spirits, Live and On Demand. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022
Algonquin Arts Theatre is presenting The Who’s Tommy. The show will run at Algonquin Arts Theatre from Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 21. Get a first look at photos and video here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022
Algonquin Arts Theatre has announced its 2022-2023 Broadway Series titles. Flying in to start the season is Mary Poppins followed by the theatre's August production of The Who's Tommy. In October, Man of LaMancha returns to the Algonquin Stage.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2022
After two years of delayed or canceled shows, zoom auditions, and virtual casting, Musical Theatre West will hold the first live, in person auditions of their new season the week of May 10 for their upcoming production of Grease. Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at the MTW's rehearsal hall: 4350 E 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90804. Performances will be held at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center: 6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815.
by Team BWW - Apr 2, 2022
Study up on the great musicals of the 1990s with a playlist of 100 showtunes of the era. Enjoy songs from musicals like: Rent, Ragtime, Parade, The Lion King, The Secret Garden, A New Brain, Songs for a New World, Passion, Assassins, Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard, Side Show, The Who's Tommy, and so many more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022
Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak will present the final show of BrightSide Theatre’s 10th Anniversary Season – BrightSide is Back! The twice postponed production closes out the season with the music of ABBA in the musical that has entertained over 60 million people around the globe -  Mamma Mia!