The Who's Tommy is Coming Back to Broadway
The classic rock opera Tommy is returning to Broadway. Here's the story for RTT Music News.
The Who's Tommy" producers Hal Luftig and Patrick Catullo have announced that the iconic rock musical will return to Broadway in 2021.
Speaking about the new story line, director Des McAnuff said, "[Tommy] becomes lost in the universe as he stares endlessly and obsessively into the mirror at his own image. This gives our story a powerful resonance today as it seems like the whole world is staring into the black mirror. The story of Tommy exists all too comfortably in the 21st century."
"Tommy combines myth and spectacle in a way that truly soars. The key question with any musical is 'Does the story sing?' and this one most certainly does," McAnuff said in a statement.
"The Who's Tommy" is an adaptation of the iconic rock band The Who's 1969 rock concept album.
The 1992 original won five Tony Awards, including best original score for The Who guitarist and singer-songwriter Pete Townshend and best direction of a musical for McAnuf.