Tommy Revival

Opened: March 5, 1996
Closing: February 08, 1997

Tommy - 1996 - West End History , Info & More

Shaftesbury Theatre
Holborn end of Shaftesbury Avenue London

The seminal rock-opera of our time, THE WHO'S TOMMY is the classic story of the "deaf, dumb and blind kid" who becomes a media sensation. The first WNY production in nearly two decades, THE WHO'S TOMMY will feature incredible design elements, exhilarating choreography and the iconic score by The Who, which features Top 40 hits such as "Pinball Wizard," "See Me, Feel Me," and "I'm Free." It's an event-musical that you will not want to miss!

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New British Musical BILLIE THE KID Will Get West End Premiere by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2023

Major new British musical 'Billie the Kid' will be semi-staged in front of a live audience for the first time at the Vaudeville Theatre, Monday 13 and 20 November.

World Premiere Musical RUN BAMBI RUN to be Presented at Milwaukee Rep in September by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2023

Join Milwaukee Rep for the exclusive world premiere of 'RUN BAMBI RUN.' Get ready to be captivated by this brand new musical that is sure to leave you in awe.

ThxSoMch Returns With Brand New Single 'Spiral' by Michael Major - Aug 30, 2023

“Spiral” follows “Waste My Mind” as the second new single ThxSoMch has shared since the release of his acclaimed debut EP Sleez. The eight-track collection has earned widespread praise from Complex, Lyrical Lemonade, Sheesh, Early Rising, Our Generation Music, and more, and debuted in the Top 15 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart.

UK Tour of HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR Comes to the Stephen Joseph Theatre in October by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2023

The first ever UK tour of the classic radio comedy Hancock’s Half Hour stops off at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre this autumn as part of a national tour.  

THE BROTHERS PARANORMAL Comes to the Olney Theatre Center in September by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2023

The Brothers Paranormal by Prince Gomolvilas and co-directed by Hallie Gordon and Aria Velz gets its regional premiere in Olney Theatre Center’s Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab in a production that seeks to thrill audiences with its supernatural plot elements.

Interview: Chris Winfield's Keeping His Tool Belt On for ROOM SERVICE by Gil Kaan - Aug 29, 2023

Next up for The Group Rep, John Murray and Allen Boretz’ zany comedy Room Service opening September 8, 2023, at their Lonny Chapman Theatre. Mareli Mitchel-Shields directs the large cast of Fox Carney, Joe Clabby, Joseph Eastburn, Tommy Jacobs, Jessica Kent, Sam Logan, Will Maizel, Matthew McLaughlin, Jackie Shearn, Bonnie Snyder, Axel Truitt, Sal Valletta, Grant Velarde, Timothy Willard and Chris Winfield. Chris graciously put down his hammer to answer a few of my queries.

HBO Acquires GOING TO MARS: THE NIKKI GIOVANNI PROJECT Documentary Film by Michael Major - Aug 29, 2023

From directors and producers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson (“American Promise,” “Stateless”), producer Tommy Oliver (HBO’s “40 Years A Prisoner,” “Juice WRLD: Into the Abyss”), and executive producers Taraji P. Henson and Codie Elaine Oliver, the film premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival.

T.G. Sheppard Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of #1 Hit 'Slow Burn' by Michael Major - Aug 28, 2023

The album also included the popular singles 'Somewhere Down The Line' and 'Make My Day' with Clint Eastwood which was added to the record for a re-release in February 1984 and used in the hit film 'Sudden Impact' starring Eastwood. Produced by Jim Ed Norman and written by Charlie Black and Tommy Rocco.

Cheyenne Jackson, Ada Vox, and More to be Featured in LA CAGE at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 28, 2023

Get ready for an extraordinary performance of LA CAGE at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel featuring Cheyenne Jackson, Ada Vox, and more. Find out when and where you can catch this highly anticipated show in Hollywood. Don't miss this limited-time event – all the details you need to know are right here.

Constance Wu & Corbin Bleu to Join LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in September by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 28, 2023

Get the scoop on the latest casting news for Little Shop of Horrors, as Constance Wu and Corbin Bleu join the cast!

LA CAGE Returns With Cheyenne Jackson and Ada Vox in October by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2023

 La Cage, a high-energy, immersive live theatrical experience, will launch at Hollywood Roosevelt’s iconic Cinegrill Theatre on October 5. Inspired by the legendary La Cage Aux Folles nightclub in LA, the variety show promises to bring back the golden age of Hollywood supper clubs to a new generation while paying homage to its rich history.  

Cypress College Kicks Off Halloween Season With CARRIE by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2023

The Cypress College Theatre Department is opening their new season with the horror musical, Carrie. Based on the classic '70s horror film, Carrie tells the story of a bullied teenage girl, who discovers she has special powers.

Cast and Creative Team Announced for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at The Algonquin by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2023

Algonquin Arts Theatre (Pamela Ward-Executive Director) has announced the cast and creative team for its October musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The show will run at Algonquin Arts Theatre from October 7 through October 22.

Jeff Harnar's New Cy Coleman Album 'A COLLECTIVE CY' is Now Available for Pre-Order by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 26, 2023

PS CLASSICS, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American Popular Song, has announced that the new album from multi-award-winning concert artist JEFF HARNAR – A Collective Cy: Jeff Harnar Sings Cy Coleman – is now available for pre-order on iTunes.

Bucks County Playhouse to Offer Charter Bus Trips From NYC For BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Starring Kate Baldwin by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 26, 2023

Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA is offering a special opportunity for New York City area theatre lovers to see its acclaimed production of “The Bridges of Madison County” starring Kate Baldwin (“Finnian's Rainbow,” “Hello, Dolly!') and Nicholas Rodriquez (“Tarzan,” “The Sound of Music” national tour) with a new, bus and theater package.

Palm Canyon Theatre to Open Its 27th Season With Lerner and Lowe's BRIGADOON by David Green - Aug 26, 2023

From the creators of My Fair Lady and Camelot, Palm Canyon Theatre presents the classic musical tale of a mythical and magical village located in the Scottish Highlands, BRIGADOON. Americans Jeff and Tommy, while on a hunting trip, stumble upon the town of Brigadoon, which they discover comes alive only once every 100 years. After falling for Fiona, a local woman, Tommy must choose between returning to the life he knows or giving up on the outside world and taking a chance on love in this mysterious place.

Star of SIX Millie O'Connell to Join Norwich Theatre Panto by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 26, 2023

Norwich Theatre has announced Millie O'Connell from SIX and The Cher Show as Sleeping Beauty in the panto this Christmas, opening at Norwich Theatre Royal Sat 9 Dec 23, running until Sun 7 Jan 24.

Review: MEREDITH WILLSON'S THE MUSIC MAN at Red Curtain Theatre by Theresa Bertram - Aug 26, 2023

What did our critic think of MEREDITH WILLSON'S THE MUSIC MAN at Red Curtain Theatre?

Album Review: Lucie Arnaz Tells Everyone “How I Got The Job” On Her New Album LIVE AT THE PURPLE ROOM by Bobby Patrick - Aug 26, 2023

Lucie’s singing voice is that of a Broadway belter, but more than that, Lucie Arnaz is an actor.

Arena Stage Reveals Cast for POTUS by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2023

Get the latest updates on the cast announcement for 'POTUS' at Arena Stage. Find out who will be performing in this highly-anticipated show. Don't miss your chance to see this exciting production.

Chelsea Table + Stage to Present Mark G. Meadows Celebrating New Album ONLY TIME by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2023

Join us at Chelsea Table + Stage as we celebrate the release of Mark G. Meadows' latest album, 'ONLY TIME'. Don't miss the chance to experience the captivating jazz compositions and soulful vocals of this talented artist. Limited engagement, so book your tickets now for a night of unforgettable music.

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Don't miss out on the exciting news! Drag Race star Willam and comedian Drew Droege are joining the cast of Titanique. Find out where and when you can catch this star-studded performance, filled with laughter and talent. Get all the details and make sure you don't miss this unforgettable show.

Video: HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO EP to be Released in September; Get a First Look at a New Track by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2023

Get a sneak peek and first listen of a new track from the highly anticipated 'How to Dance in Ohio' EP, set to release in September. Don't miss out on this exciting preview of the upcoming EP.

A World Premiere Play, a New Bilingual Musical & More Join Atlantic Theater Company 2023-2024 Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2023

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Mercury Theater Chicago Concludes Its 2023 Season With Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2023

Mercury Theater Artistic Director Christopher Chase Carter, Managing Director Kristi J. Martens and Executive Producers L. Walter Stearns and Eugene Dizon announce the Chicago Premiere of the new West End version of Young Frankenstein, the electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film. Young Frankenstein features a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, with music and lyrics by Mel Brooks.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of PAY THE WRITER At Pershing Square Signature Center by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2023

Craig Bierko, Bebe Neuwirth, Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, Maulik Pancholy, Noah Ricketts, Sharon Brown, Seth Rudetsky, Erik Bottcher, Julian Elijah Martinez, Kevyn Morrow, and Frank Wood among others, attended Opening Night of Pay the Writer on August 21, 2023. See photos from the opening night celebration!

East Passyunk Avenue Will Host Inaugural Music Festival With Five Stages, Two Dozen Acts, Food, Art, and More! by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2023

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District presents the inaugural East Passyunk Music Festival, sponsored by Samuels Seafood, Giordano Garden Groceries, Penn Beer and WXPN, on Sunday, September 10, 2023, from 11:00am to 6:00pm.

Exclusive: Gabrielle McClinton, Christian Douglas, Robert Petkoff & More Will Lead MOULIN ROUGE! On Tour by Joshua Wright - Aug 23, 2023

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Analise Scarpaci, Jimmy Brewer, Nathan Salstone & More to Star in DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT Industry Workshop by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 21, 2023

Get the latest news on the closed industry workshop of the new musical Dawn's Early Light. Featuring Broadway stars like Analise Scarpaci and Jimmy Brewer, this production tells the story of first-generation immigrants during World War II. Don't miss the chance to see this exciting new work.

Tommy Wallach's New Musical VICKY & FRANK to Debut at 54 Below by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 21, 2023

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Award-Winning Cabaret, Concert, and Recording Artist Jeff Harnar Comes To Feinstein's by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 21, 2023

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Lana Del Rey Debuts Fall U.S. Tour Dates by Michael Major - Aug 21, 2023

Lana Del Rey is following her recent 'Did you know that there's a tunnel under Ocean Boulevard?' album with long-awaited U.S. tour dates, kicking off this September in Tennessee. Find out how to get tickets to see Lana Del Rey on tour now!

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“Grand Horizons” is the tongue-in–cheek moniker given the senior development to which the fifty-year, mostly amicable marriage of Bill and Nancy French has recently been downsized. “Buckle your seat belts… it is going to be a bumpy (and funny) ride.”

State Theatre New Jersey to Present Tommy Emmanuel, CGP in September by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 19, 2023

State Theatre New Jersey will present Tommy Emmanuel, CGP on Friday, September 8 at 8pm. Opening the show are special guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams.

Photos: First Look at PAY THE WRITER Starring Bryan Batt, Marcia Cross, Ron Canada, and More by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 19, 2023

Production photos have been released for Pay the Writer. The world premiere of the new comedy-drama by New York Times Bestselling Author Tawni O’Dell (Back Roads) stars Ron Canada (Network, Wedding Crashers, “The West Wing”), Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Marcia Cross (“Desperate Housewives,” “Melrose Place”), and Bryan Batt (“Mad Men,” 12 Years a Slave, Jeffrey). Check them out here!

Stage West Presents The Touching Comedy GRAND HORIZONS By Bess Wohl by A.A. Cristi - Aug 18, 2023

Nancy and Bill…50 years together and counting. Only problem?  Nancy wants out!  Stage West presents the regional premiere of the funny, surprising, and sometimes painfully honest Tony-nominee Grand Horizons, by Bess Wohl, which begins a 5-week run on Thursday, August 31. 

A JAZZ FESTIVAL FOR THE AGES To Takes Place In Wantagh This Labor Day Weekend by A.A. Cristi - Aug 18, 2023

The soul of New Orleans meets the vibrant energy of New York City, resulting in a collision of two iconic musical metropolises at the inaugural Jazz Festival For The Ages, Running September 2-4 in Wantagh, New York

Karen Mason and Christopher Denny to Celebrate 30 Years of Collaboration at Chelsea Table + Stage by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2023

Join in at Chelsea Table + Stage as we celebrate 30 years of collaboration between Karen Mason and music director Christopher Denny. Get ready for an unforgettable night of music and memories. Book your tickets now!

Nicolas Dromard and Desiree Davar to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut with FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2023

Don't miss the highly anticipated Feinstein’s at the Nikko debut of Nicolas Dromard and Desiree Davar in 'From Broadway to Hollywood' on September 21st. Get your tickets now for this unforgettable night of entertainment!

Video: Meet The Stars of The New PETER PAN National Tour by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 18, 2023

NETworks Presentations announced casting of ‘Peter Pan’, ‘Captain Hook’, ‘Wendy’ and ‘Tiger Lily’ for the all-new production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway classic, PETER PAN.  Meet the cast in the video!

EDINBURGH 2023: Review: THE DEAD DUCKS, TheSpace @ Surgeon's Hall by Mark Carnochan - Aug 18, 2023

The brilliant Dead Ducks disappoint in their latest show but between the cracks are some good performers and ideas.

Oxymorrons Drop 'Look Alive (Netic)' Upcoming 'Melanin Punk' Album by Michael Major - Aug 17, 2023

Oxymorrons’ new single also pays tribute to a fallen member of their chosen family, sharing, 'for those who wonder what (Netic) is - Netic Rebel, a founding member of the band Game Rebellion, was an integral part of the AfroPunk movement, playing a vital role in building the festival's legendary legacy.

Tyla Yaweh Announces Fall Tour; New Album Out Now by Michael Major - Aug 17, 2023

The 17-date trek will take Tyla Yaweh across North America, kicking off on October 24, 2023 in Atlanta, GA at Masquerade. The tour will take him through the US and Canada, hitting cities such as DC, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more before ending in Houston, TX on November 25 at the House of Blues.

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is The Inaugural Production Of Core Theatre Group, Hudson Valley's Newest Professional Theatre Company by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2023

The Hudson Valley's newest Professional Theatre Company, Core Theatre Group (CTG), founded by Broadway vets and Warwick locals Jessica McRoberts, Pat McRoberts, Paul Loesel and Chuck Ragsdale, announce their first production following company launch with inaugural cabaret fundraiser on Friday, July 14, 2023. 

James Corrigan, Doon Mackichan, and Sara Powell Join Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James in LYONESSE at the Harold Pinter Theatre by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2023

Full casting has been announced for the world premiere of Lyonesse by Penelope Skinner, directed by Ian Rickson at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 17 October – 23 December 2023.

Review: JERSEY BOYS at Theatre By The Sea by Christopher Verleger - Aug 17, 2023

Theatre By The Sea concludes another incredible season with its sleek, energetic, exciting production of “Jersey Boys,” the 2006 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical about one of the biggest pop music sensations in American history, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

Interview: Radio Royalty Sharpe Dunaway talks about ROCKSTARS and brushes with Greatness by Theresa Bertram - Aug 16, 2023

Arkansas is saturated with an abundance of talent, whether it be on a theatrical stage, a concert hall, or on the radio. Quite often the talent overlaps from one avenue to the next. This can be said about Radio Royalty Sharpe Dunaway. Though he has switched from radio to videography (you killed the radio star- Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes and Bruce Woolley ca. 1979), Sharpe has a lot of history when it comes to Arkansas entertainment. Broadway World’s favorite MC Blake Woodson sat down with Sharpe to reminisce about all of the Rockstars he has met over the years, but first we wanted to know how he got into videography.  


Captain Walker
It's a Boy!
You Didn't Hear It
We've Won
Amazing Journey
See Me, Feel Me
Do You Think It's Alright?
Fiddle About
Cousin Kevin
Eyesight to the Blind
The Acid Queen
Pinball Wizard
There's a Doctor
Go to the Mirror
Listening to You
Tommy Can You Hear Me?
I Believe My Own Eyes
Smash the Mirror
I'm Free
Miracle Cure
Tommy's Holiday Camp
Sally Simpson
We're Not Gonna Take It
Bernie's Holiday Camp
Extra, Extra, Extra
Mother and Son
TV Studio
It's A Boy
We've Won (It's A Boy Part 2)
Amazing Journey
Do You Think It's Alright?
See Me, Feel Me
Cousin Kevin
Eyesight to the Blind
Acid Queen
There's A Doctor I've Found
Go to the Mirror Boy
Tommy, Can You Hear Me?
I Believe My Own Eyes
Smash the Mirror
I'm Free
Miracle Cure
Sensation (reprise)
I'm Free/ Pinball Wizard (reprise)
How Can We Follow? / Tommy's Holiday Camp
Tommy has had 7 productions including West End which opened in 1979, Broadway which opened in 1993, Broadway which opened in 1993, West End which opened in 1996, which opened in 2006, Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2019 and Broadway which opened in 2023.
Tommy has been nominated for several awards. These include Best Costume Designer (Olivier Awards) for David C Woolard, Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Des McAnuff, Best Lighting Designer (Olivier Awards) for Chris Parry, Best Set Designer (Olivier Awards) for John Arnone, Best Supporting Performance in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for James Gillan, Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Wayne Cilento, and Outstanding Musical Production (Olivier Awards) for Pete Townshend.
Tommy has won several awards, including the following: - Best Costume Designer (Olivier Awards) for David C Woolard - Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Des McAnuff - Best Lighting Designer (Olivier Awards) for Chris Parry - Best Set Designer (Olivier Awards) for John Arnone - Best Supporting Performance in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for James Gillan - Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Wayne Cilento - Outstanding Musical Production (Olivier Awards) for Pete Townshend.



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