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THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews

THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews

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jacobsnchz14
#1THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/4/24 at 9:27am

In 1969, The Who created a rock opera that changed the course of music history.

Some 25 years later, The Who’s TOMMY arrived on Broadway, winning 5 Tony Awards® and pushing the boundaries of what musical theatre can be. This March, the Amazing Journey arrives in a dazzling new production direct from a sold-out, record-breaking, award-winning Chicago premiere.

The revival is scheduled to begin previews March 8 and to open March 28  

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#2THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/4/24 at 2:28pm

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#3THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/7/24 at 12:03am

The “Sensation” returns to New York!

The first Broadway revival of The Who’s Tommy begins previews tomorrow night (March 8) at the Nederlander Theatre. The rock opera is led by Ali Louis Bourzgui in his Broadway debut as the titular pinball wizard, with Adam Jacobs and Alison Luff as his parents. This 30th anniversary production also features John Ambrosino, Bobby Conte, and Christina Sajous. Tommy’s score is by The Who guitarist Pete Townshend (based on the group’s 1969 concept album of the same name), with a book by Townshend and Des McAnuff, choreography by Lorin Latarro, and direction by McAnuff.

“After witnessing his father shoot his rival, the young Tommy Walker is lost in the universe, endlessly and obsessively staring into the mirror. An innate knack for pinball catapults him from reticent adolescent to celebrity savior.”

Who’s taking the amazing journey?


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Falsettolands
#4THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/7/24 at 8:49am

This is easily my biggest “guilty pleasure” show. I can’t wait to hear that SCORE again. Going in with high expectations but admittedly will be entering as someone with such love for the material. I haven’t bought merch in years but…it’s time. 

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#5THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/7/24 at 9:05am

Falsettolands said: "This is easily my biggest “guilty pleasure” show."

Why "guilty"?

 


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Falsettolands
#6THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/7/24 at 2:04pm

Lot666 said: "Falsettolands said: "This is easily my biggest “guilty pleasure” show."

Why "guilty"?


"

Oh, because I don't think it's a very good musical!

But I love the music removed from the script and plot. It's nostalgic for me on a personal level, and I can recognize my personal bias towards this type of rock music.

Updated On: 3/7/24 at 02:04 PM

berniesb!tch
#7THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/7/24 at 2:27pm

I'm really excited to see this. I really don't know anything about it but I feel like I've heard SO much about it at the same time. Can't wait to see what it's all about.

kingfan011
#8THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/7/24 at 3:29pm

Just curious as I don't really know the history is this show considered well regarded. I remember seeing a touring production when I was a teenager and found it fairly annoying

pair-o-dice
#9THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/7/24 at 4:00pm

It's one of those shows that I'm always like "fair enough if you love it and fair enough if you hate it".  The story's depiction of disabilities is certainly a product of its time. The story also gets a little crazy absurd and bizarre, and most of act two has always left me wondering what, exactly, was I supposed to take from any of that.  But, I've seen several productions over the years and have always had a blast and really enjoyed it. Can't wait to see this latest incarnation! 

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#10THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/7/24 at 4:18pm

I’m curious to see how this version deals with celebrity and worship culture, as it has also evolved big-time since the original premiered. 


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SisterGeorge
#11THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/7/24 at 7:31pm

pair-o-dice said: "...The story also gets a little crazy absurd and bizarre, and most of act two has always left me wondering what, exactly, was I supposed to take from any of that....."

Wait, I thought this thread was about THE WHO'S TOMMY, not HERE WE ARE. 

Seriously, though, I'm coming up from DC next week and seeing it (Tommy, that is) Friday night and can't wait. This and TEETH are the only musical productions opening this spring that I'm excited about. (Saw Cabaret in London twice otherwise that would be on my must-see list as well). The rest seem about as compelling as last year's New York, New York. 


Sister George

Det95
#12THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/8/24 at 8:53am

Can't wait to hear reports from tonight. I'm seeing it in April. Especially curious about if the production uses the entire Overture and Underture. A number of recent revivals have either cut theirs completely or trimmed them down.

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#13THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/8/24 at 9:29am

Det95 said: "Can't wait to hear reports from tonight. I'm seeing it in April. Especially curious about if the productionuses the entire Overture and Underture. A number of recent revivals have either cut theirs completely or trimmed them down."

A friend was at the invited dress last night and said the full versions of both are used. 


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#14THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/8/24 at 1:28pm

I grew up listening to the Broadway album but never got the chance to see the show. I aim so excited this is coming back and cannot wait to catch it. 

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veronicamae
#15THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/8/24 at 1:30pm

For those going early in previews - invited dress was INCREDIBLY loud in terms of both music and "gunfire" on stage (which are prop guns that are triggering the noise/flash - it's not from the soundboard). You might want to pop your airpods in or bring earplugs until they at least get the music level balanced.

(It was very good!!)

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#16THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/8/24 at 2:02pm

Oh I hope it stays loud (the music, anyway). Loved how loud the original production was at the St James!

rattleNwoolypenguin
#17THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/8/24 at 4:05pm

pair-o-dice said: "It's one of those shows that I'm always like "fair enough if you love it and fair enough if you hate it". The story's depiction of disabilitiesis certainly a product of its time. The story also gets a little crazy absurd and bizarre, and most of act two has always left me wondering what, exactly, was I supposed to take from any of that. But, I've seen several productions over the years and have always had a blast and really enjoyed it. Can't wait to see this latest incarnation!"

I truly believe Tommy is an absurd surreal fantasy about trauma. It's not about the reality of disabilities. 

His breaking out from being "deaf dumb and blind" are so much more about reaching a new stasis with your trauma.

Also the story is about brutal terrible people abusing and taking advantage of a kid in the 1950's- which happened FREQUENTLY

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#18THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/8/24 at 4:57pm

Anyone attending tonight (or at all) is in for a real treat. It was absolutely *amazing* at Goodman and I'm sure will only be the same here.

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#19THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/8/24 at 6:16pm

I had friends who went to the invited dress last night and the reviews were unilaterally rapturous. I just bought my ticket for the 20th


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#20THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/8/24 at 6:23pm

They are seriously discounting weeknight performances with the SEEME Code, but i cant find any discounts for weekend performances (which is the only times that really work for me to disappear into a theater for 3 hours). While frustrating for me personally, this strikes me as a smart play and I'm surprised more shows dont do this (ie release codes to drive people to the sparser weeknight performances). Just looking at the tickets sold during previews, it looks to be working.

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#21THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/8/24 at 7:53pm

Will be waiting for reviews, this may be the only show I would want to see now.


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bearhorn
#22THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/8/24 at 9:01pm

I saw this last Summer in Chicago and loved it.  Looking forward to comments about tonight.

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#23THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/8/24 at 9:38pm

quizking101 said: "I had friends who went to the invited dress last night and the reviews were unilaterally rapturous. I just bought my ticket for the 20th"

I hope you mean “uniformly” - unilaterally typically means the opposite of a consensus!


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#24THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/8/24 at 10:44pm

I saw the original production during the LaJolla tryout, and it blew my young mind apart just as I was leaving to start my BFA in theater.
Next month I’m taking my kids (15 & 12) to see the show their dad won’t shut up about all these years later. 

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#25THE WHO’S TOMMY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/8/24 at 11:16pm

That discount code taking literally 75 cents off of one of the seating tiers is truly hilarious. 


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