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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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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2022
Lyric Opera of Chicago is presenting Fiddler on the Roof, the North American premiere of an internationally heralded reinvention of the Broadway classic, now on stage at the Lyric Stage through October 7, 2022. Get a first look at footage from the production here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2022
Marriott Theatre has announced its 2023 season, under the direction of new Executive Producer, Peter Blair, and Artistic Director, Peter Marston Sullivan. Chicagoland’s longest running musical theatre will present Big Fish, Damn Yankees, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Gypsy, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
by Michael Major - Sep 26, 2022
Anchored by a core of world-class musicians (guitarist John Scofield, bassist Scott Colley, pianist Uri Caine, drummer Peter Erskine) and featuring a 22-piece string orchestra conducted by Grammy-winning pianist-arranger Alan Broadbent, Ambrosetti’s Nora is his answer to Charlie Parker with Strings and Clifford Brown with Strings.
by Michael Major - Sep 26, 2022
Legendary and multi-Platinum rockers Styx will be taking the Las Vegas stage once again for an unforgettable five-night engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas. The shows will be held on January 27 and 28 and February 1, 3 and 4, 2023. All shows are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Sep 26, 2022
Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. This week's episode features Fox News reporter, Jennifer Griffin who discussed her career and more. Listen to the full episode here!
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 24, 2022
Algonquin Arts Theatre (Pamela Ward-Executive Director) has announced the cast and creative team for its fall musical, Man of La Mancha. The show will run at Algonquin Arts Theatre from October 14 through October 23.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2022
The CM Performing Arts Center has announced the cast and production team of their upcoming production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical, running October 15 - November 6 on the Main Stage in The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre.
by Michael Major - Sep 23, 2022
The Cage EP, the new release from Billy Idol, is out now via Dark Horse Records. This new music follows Idol’s 2021 The Roadside EP, which received praise from fans and critics alike. As on The Roadside EP, Idol is joined on the new project by his longtime collaborator, co-writer and guitarist Steve Stevens. Plus, check out upcoming tour dates!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022
Polka Theatre in Wimbledon has announced the appointment of Dominic Proctor as the new Chair of Trustees from November 2022. With a background in marketing, Dominic has extensive experience in the charity sector, having been a Founding Trustee of Tommy's, the baby charity, which funds research into stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriage.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022
After releasing 'Azwan', an album about our oneness and interconnectivity in the midst of a unifying global crisis, world renowned French-Algerian acoustic guitar master, vocalist and composer, Pierre Bensusan, returns to the USA and Canada, completing the second leg of his 2022 North American Tour.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022
Signature Theatre will present Quiara Alegría Hudes’ My Broken Language, the acclaimed playwright’s stage adaptation of her eponymous memoir, and her return to Signature for the second play in her Premiere Residency. My Broken Language takes place Oct 18-Nov 27, 2022 in the Pershing Square Signature Center’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022
The Aurora Fox has announced casting for the Colorado regional premiere of brand-new folk musical “Futurity” with music by César Alvarez and the Lisps, book and Lyrics by César Alvarez and story development and additional text by Molly Rice.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022
The new musical, How to Dance in Ohio, inspired by Alexandra Shiva’s Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name, is the 2022/2023 season opener at Syracuse Stage and is now in performances through Oct. 9, 2022. Get a first look at photos here!
by Michael Major - Sep 22, 2022
Multi-platinum selling and chart-topping recording artist iann dior releases his new single “saddest soundtrack.” The track premiered earlier on BBC Radio 1’s Future Pop show with Mollie King. Produced by Travis Barker, “saddest soundtrack” takes a more somber turn for dior. Plus, check out upcoming tour dates!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022
The annual Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gala is one of the most celebrated cabaret events of the year — and this year’s gala, scheduled for Monday, October 17, will feature over 25 local and national cabaret artists performing songs from the Great American Songbook as well as jazz, blues, and pop tunes. 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2022
Symphony (symphony.live/en), the on-demand platform for classical music discovery, will launch on Saturday, September 24 with the first official episode of “Symphony Night Live,” featuring the season opening of the Concertgebouw Orchestra from Amsterdam. Subscribers get a front-row seat and a backstage pass for compelling stories behind the music and exclusive interviews with soloists and conductors.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2022
Leeds Playhouse and Sheffield Theatres have been key members of the Ramps on the Moon consortium for seven years, striving to normalise the presence of deaf and disabled people both on and off stage.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2022
CRAZY COQS', presents Meghan Murphy in The Big Red Show, October 3rd, 2022 at 9:15pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2022
The new jazz duet,“We Talk Without Words,” recorded by Jersey Boys’ TONY ®AWARD Winner, Christian Hoff with his wife, Melissa Hoff has been released! A dreamy jazz waltz with a fun-filled, frenetic bridge, the husband and wife musical team prove that “kindred spirits” share a language all their own. Listen here!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 21, 2022
Wendy Kesselman’s new adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank – which is based upon the acclaimed 1955 play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and is an update of her 1997 script which has been widely produced since – is given a superb world premiere production by Nashville Children’s Theatre, which adds luster to the original work and makes it more accessible to contemporary audiences in director Ernie Nolan’s new iteration onstage through October 2.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2022
54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present a first-time ever concert event featuring the songs from the new musical Platinum Dreams. Platinum Dreams in Concert plays on January 30, 2023, at 7PM. 
by Social Watch - Sep 21, 2022
Today is the day it all began in Little Shop of Horrors! To celebrate, tune into our Instagram story today as Khadija Sankoh takes you behind the scenes of her day at Little Shop of Horrors!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2022
The official cast recording of the Broadway revival of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, starring two-time Tony Award, Grammy Award, and Emmy Award-winning star Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill and two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo, will be released this Friday, September 23 at 10 AM ET.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022
The Broadhurst Theatre box office opens today at 10 AM for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical. A Beautiful Noise will begin preview performances Wednesday, November 2 ahead of a Sunday, December 4 opening night at the Broadhurst Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022
New cast members have been announced joining the highly successful UK and Ireland tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS, which is currently on the road and running simultaneously with the smash-hit West End production, playing to packed houses at the newly refurbished Trafalgar Theatre.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2022
The second annual Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival 2022 was a tremendous success doubling attendance, adding stages, and providing new and exciting panels and professional writing sessions.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022
54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Broadway SIGNs! Halloween Spooktacular on October 31st, 2022 with headliners from Spring Awakening Deaf West Revival alums Russell Harvard and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022
On Monday, September 12, singer/actress Karen Akers returned to Birdland with “Water Under The Bridge,” which was musical directed by Alex Rybeck, with Tom Hubbard on bass. Check out photos here!
by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2022
Athens, Georgia band Drew Beskin & The Sunshine are set to release their debut album Somewhere Sideways Same As You via Beskin’s own Super Canoe and guitarist Tommy Trautwein’s WBAZ Records. Sonically influenced by classic indie rock royalty like The Strokes & Oasis, new single “Furrowed Brow.”
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022
Following a successful presentation in LA, Grammy-award winner Edie Brickell’s new musical 38 MINUTES will receive an industry workshop on September 27 and 28 in New York City.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022
Complete casting has been announced for the Kennedy Center's Broadway Center Stage production of Guys and Dolls.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022
Rambert has released all new rehearsal photos for Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, a dance theatre show written and adapted for the stage by Peaky Blinders’ creator Steven Knight and choreographed and directed by Rambert’s Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer, inspired by the TV series produced and owned by Caryn Mandabach Productions.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022
Music Theater Works has announced the cast and creative team for Camelot at the North Theatre in the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, October 20 - November 13. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022
Ben Cameron’s Broadway Sessions, continues this week at it’s new home, The Green Room 42, this Thursday, September 22nd. This week, Broadway Sessions welcomes the cast of the Off Broadway smash, Titanique’!  Cast members scheduled to perform include Kathy Deitch, Jaye Alexander, Courtney Bassett, Ken Wulf Clark, Blu Allen, and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022
Desmond Edwards, Amelia Fei, Madison Kopec, Liam Pearce, Imani Russell, Conor Tague, and Ashley Wool perform 'Building Momentum' from the new musical How to Dance in Ohio, premiering at Syracuse Stage September 21 - October 9, 2022. Watch here!
by Team BWW - Sep 19, 2022
SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky has announced performers through October for his critically acclaimed LIVE concert series. Every week, Seth and one of his favorite Broadway stars will perform an intimate concert filled with Broadway tunes, Seth's signature hilarious interviews and even song requests from viewers requested in real time!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2022
The King Center for the Performing Arts along with AEG Presents, has announced the return of STYX to Melbourne! The first band to have four platinum albums in a row, STYX is bringing their 2023 World Tour to the Space Coast, performing live, for the first time in over nine years on the King Center Stage.
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022
54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Broadway SIGNs! Halloween Spooktacular with headliner Russell Harvard (To Kill A Mockingbird, Spring Awakening Deaf West revival) and an ensemble cast of rockers, actors and pop artists. Expect a Twilight Zone-inspired night of musical storytelling and Halloween classics in American Sign Language (ASL).
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022
Queer|Art, New York City’s home for the creative and professional development of LGBTQ+ artists, has announced the upcoming Fall season of Queer|Art|Film, presented in person from September 19th – December 5th. Queer|Art|Film returns once again to the IFC Center with a season curated by multidisciplinary artists Heather Lynn Johnson and Sarah Zapata.
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022
HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award®-winning musical comedy phenomenon, went on sale September 16, 2022 at 10 AM. This new North American tour, helmed by original director Jack O’Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell, will play Friday, November 4 – Saturday, November 5, 2022 in Kalamazoo at Miller Auditorium. 
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022
Playhouse Theatre Academy will welcome back Stephanie Pope Lofgren for two exciting Fosse master classes. Stephanie is currently directing Playhouse on Park’s production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL, which tells the story of Billie Holiday’s final performance.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022
Mercury Theater will present fun experiences for audiences at their upcoming production of the murder mystery comedy Clue, based on the iconic comic movie and the classic board game. Clue, directed by L. Walter Stearns runs October 13, 2022 – January 1, 2023 at Mercury Theater.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022
Friends of the Heritage Theatre, a 501(c )(3) non-profit organization dedicated to community awareness, community access, and fundraising on behalf of the historic performing arts venue in the heart of Campbell, is launching a search for new Board Members as the theatre reopens to live performances.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022
Fresh from the West End production of Moulin Rouge The Musical, West End leading lady and singing sensation Zoe Birkett will play Spirit Of The Ring alongside EastEnders’ Beppe Di Marco, Michael Greco as Abanazar. Joining them is CBeebies favourite Ben Cajee in the title role of Aladdin, returning favourites Tam Ryan as Wishee Washee and Ian Adams as Widow Twankey, Duane Gooden as the Genie, Ian Billings as the Notary and introducing Wolverhampton’s own Sofie Anné as Princess Jasmine.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2022
100 years to the day, Mayor Sokhary Chau and members of the Lowell City Council, and the Lowell Memorial Auditorium Board of Trustees will welcome the public to a Centennial Celebration and Rededication of the historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2022
Entertainment business powerhouse Musik and Film Company has announced their brand new Nashville offices, located at 1317 16th Ave South, Suite 4, Nashville TN 37212
by Michael Major - Sep 14, 2022
Within that time frame he also helped produce and write two EPs with fellow singer/songwriter Kathy Lyon, who lives in Florida after beginning her career in the Washington D.C. area. Heading up the team was producer/singer Richard Cagle, owner of Texas and New Mexico based Montrose Records.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2022
The award-winning Red Seed Films has announced the online premiere of FRANKIE and film festival screening dates for THE BOTTOM, the company's two inaugural short films.
by Michael Major - Sep 14, 2022
The film also stars Emmy winner John Leguizamo (John Wick), Edi Patterson (The Righteous Gemstones), Cam Gigandet (Without Remorse), Alex Hassell (Cowboy Bebop), Alexis Louder (The Tomorrow War) and Beverly D’Angelo (National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise). Check out the new photo of the poster now!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2022
Acclaimed stage and screen actor Norm Lewis will headline Skylight Night 2022, an annual fundraiser supporting Skylight Music Theatre. It will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022, in the main ballroom of the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin.

Tommy Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Tommy have their been?
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 2022.

What other awards has Tommy been nominated for?
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 Set Designer (Olivier Awards) for John Arnone, Best Supporting Performance in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for James GillanBest Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Wayne Cilento and Outstanding Musical Production (Olivier Awards) for Pete Townshend.

What other awards has Tommy won?
Best Costume Designer (Olivier Awards) for David C Woolard Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Des McAnuff and Best Lighting Designer (Olivier Awards) for Chris Parry Best Set Designer (Olivier Awards) for John Arnone 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.

What productions of Tommy have their been?
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 2022.

What awards has Tommy been nominated for?
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 Set Designer (Olivier Awards) for John Arnone, Best Supporting Performance in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for James GillanBest Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Wayne Cilento and Outstanding Musical Production (Olivier Awards) for Pete Townshend.

What awards has Tommy won?
Best Costume Designer (Olivier Awards) for David C Woolard Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Des McAnuff and Best Lighting Designer (Olivier Awards) for Chris Parry Best Set Designer (Olivier Awards) for John Arnone 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.

What is the order of songs in Tommy and what's the order?
Overture
Captain Walker
It's a Boy!
You Didn't Hear It
We've Won
Twenty-One
Amazing Journey
Sparks
Christmas
See Me, Feel Me
Do You Think It's Alright?
Fiddle About
Cousin Kevin
Sensation
Eyesight to the Blind
The Acid Queen
Pinball Wizard
Underture
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
Welcome
We're Not Gonna Take It
Bernie's Holiday Camp
Extra, Extra, Extra
Champagne
Mother and Son
TV Studio
Overture
It's A Boy
We've Won (It's A Boy Part 2)
Twenty-One
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
Welcome
Finale

What productions of Tommy have there been?
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 2022.