The Who's TOMMY on Broadway: What to expect - 1
The Who's TOMMY on Broadway: What to expect - 2
The Who's TOMMY on Broadway: What to expect - 3
The Who's TOMMY on Broadway: What to expect - 4
The Who's TOMMY on Broadway: What to expect - 5
The Who's TOMMY on Broadway: What to expect - 6
The Who's TOMMY on Broadway: What to expect - 7
The Who's TOMMY on Broadway: What to expect - 8
The Who's TOMMY on Broadway: What to expect - 9
The Who's TOMMY on Broadway: What to expect - 10
New York, NY

The Who's TOMMY on Broadway Tickets

Take an amazing journey at the first Broadway revival of the iconic rock musical.
A group of performers dressed in eclectic costumes dance energetically on a stage with vibrant lighting and effects, featuring one central figure in a glass booth.
The Who's TOMMY on Broadway: What to expect - 2
View all
The Who's TOMMY on Broadway: What to expect - 3

About The Who's TOMMY on Broadway

The dark, mythic, and spectacular story of the pinball wizard is back. The Who's Tommy on Broadway, the five-time Tony Award-winning stage adaptation of the landmark concept album and a 2024 Tony nominee for Best Revival of a Musical, has its first revival at the Nederlander Theatre. Get The Who's Tommy tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

When young Tommy Walker witnesses a shocking murder, the trauma — and other harrowing incidents — leaves him unable to see, hear, or speak. And then he discovers pinball. Tommy's natural knack for the game turns him into an overnight celebrity, but more importantly, he begins his journey to healing once and for all.

Before The Who's Tommy was a musical, the story began as a 1969 concept album simply called Tommy, with all the now-famous songs like "Pinball Wizard," "The Acid Queen," "We're Not Gonna Take It," "See Me, Feel Me," and "I'm Free." The critical response was mixed, partly because subjects like trauma, bullying, and mental illness almost never appeared in mainstream music. But some critics called Tommy The Who's breakthrough masterpiece — and history would prove them right.

Momentum built in 1975, when Tommy got a film adaptation featuring Tina Turner and Elton John. That movie was also the basis for the stage musical, which premiered on Broadway in 1993. The Who co-founder/songwriter Pete Townshend's music finally got the recognition it deserved when The Who's Tommy musical won five Tony Awards, including Best Original Score. It also earned the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, and in 1998, the original Tommy album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Townshend's collaborator on The Who's Tommy was 10-time Tony winner Des McAnuff, who co-wrote the book with Townshend and won one of his Tonys for directing the original production. McAnuff returns to direct the Broadway revival, which premiered at Chicago's Goodman Theatre to acclaim in summer 2023.

Get tickets to The Who's Tommy in New York.

Run time

2hr 10min. Incl. 15min intermission.

Start date

March 8th, 2024

End date

July 21st, 2024

Categories

Age

Ages 10+. Children under 4 years old will not be admitted.

The Who's TOMMY on Broadway: What to expect - 1
The Who's TOMMY on Broadway: What to expect - 2
The Who's TOMMY on Broadway: What to expect - 3
The Who's TOMMY on Broadway: What to expect - 4
View all
The Who's TOMMY on Broadway: What to expect - 5

1K+ Reviews

Patrick M 4

Patrick M 4

1212 Reviews | 345 Followers
90
Masterful, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if if you have loved the music since the late 90's - it rocks and should not be missed. It has great choreography, wonderful projections & cast

Don’t see it if you do not like loud rock music or gun use.

chris_

chris_

305 Reviews | 105 Followers
88
Intense, Great singing, Dated

See it if Energetic, briskly paced, iconic rock opera

Don’t see it if Daft plot and total sensory overload

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

616 Reviews | 286 Followers
84
Riveting, Dizzying, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Knockout vocls,creative stagecraft,impressve choreo+terrific cast-esp B'way debut/futr star A L Bourzgu r the very reasons 2c this rock opra

Don’t see it if Loud rock music and some dazzling scenes may not be your thing, but truth be told, I didn't expect the story to be so moving.

GreatAvi

GreatAvi

558 Reviews | 136 Followers
99
Stunning visuals, Rocking score, Energetic

See it if you've been waiting for a masterful rock musical revival on Broadway. Production gets is it right with flashy staging & high octane dancing.

Don’t see it if loud seventies rock operas with a plot that makes little sense is not your thing. Also several of the leads' singing was good but not great.

View all reviews

Our Review

'The Who's Tommy' review — electrifying revival absolutely rocks

0
29 Mar 2024, 01:00
Read our review of The Who's Tommy on Broadway, the first revival of the rock-opera musical co-created by director Des McAnuff and The Who's Pete Townshend.

The Who's TOMMY on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
Songs by: Pete Townshend
Director: Des McAnuff
Choreography: Lorin Latarro
Cast list: Ali Louis Bourzgui (as Tommy Walker), Alison Luff (as Mrs. Walker), Adam Jacobs (as Captain Walker), John Ambrosino (as Uncle Ernie), Bobby Conte (as Cousin Kevin), Christina Sajous (as The Acid Queen)
Design: David Korins
Costumes: Sarafina Bush
Lighting: Amanda Zieve
Sound: Gareth Owen
Other info: Projection design by Peter Nigrini, music direction and orchestrations by Rick Fox, music supervision and additional arrangements by Ron Melrose, wig and hair design by Charles LaPointe

Venue

208 West 41st Street (between 7th and 8th Avenue), New York, NY, USA, 10036

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

More information about The Who's TOMMY on Broadway

Get tickets to The Who's Tommy on Broadway, or sign up to receive our latest news and show alerts.

Frequently asked questions

What is The Who's TOMMY on Broadway about?

The five-time Tony Award-winning rock sensation returns to Broadway. Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff's musical, inspired by the landmark album by The Who, tells the story of a catatonic boy-turned-pinball wizard with iconic songs like "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I'm Free."

Where is The Who's TOMMY on Broadway playing?

The Who's TOMMY on Broadway is playing at Nederlander Theatre. The theatre is located in 208 West 41st Street (between 7th and 8th Avenue), New York, 10036.

How long is The Who's TOMMY on Broadway?

The running time of The Who's TOMMY on Broadway is 2hr 10min. Incl. 15min intermission.

How do you book tickets for The Who's TOMMY on Broadway?

Book tickets for The Who's TOMMY on Broadway on New York Theatre Guide.

What's the age requirement for The Who's TOMMY on Broadway?

The recommended age for The Who's TOMMY on Broadway is Ages 10+. Children under 4 years old will not be admitted..

Who wrote The Who's Tommy?

Pete Townshend (book, music, and lyrics) and Des McAnuff (book) wrote The Who's Tommy. Townshend is the co-founder, lead songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist for The Who, and McAnuff is a 10-time Tony Award winner who also directs Tommy.

Who directed The Who's Tommy?

Des McAnuff directs the Broadway revival of The Who's Tommy after winning a Tony Award for directing the original 1993 production. He also co-wrote the script with Pete Townshend.

What are the songs in The Who's Tommy?

The songs in The Who's Tommy include "Pinball Wizard," "See Me, Feel Me," "We're Not Gonna Take It," "The Acid Queen," and "I'm Free." Most of the musical's songs are pulled from the 1969 album of the same name by The Who.

Is The Who's Tommy musical the same as the album?

Yes, The Who's Tommy musical is largely the same as the album. The story of Tommy, told through the songs, is the same, and all the most famous songs from the album are in the show. However, Pete Townshend rewrote and reordered some of the songs for the stage show.

Is The Who's Tommy appropriate for kids?

The Who's Tommy is recommended for audiences 16 and older due to themes of bullying, war, and physical, sexual, and substance abuse. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.

Is The Who's Tommy a true story?

No, The Who's Tommy is a completely fictional story. Real-life spiritual leader Meher Baba inspired Pete Townshend to write the songs, but none of the characters and events in the story of Tommy are real.

When was The Who's Tommy released?

The Who's Tommy album came out in 1969, and the film version followed in 1975. The Who's Tommy musical premiered on Broadway in 1993, and the current revival debuted in Chicago in 2023 before coming to Broadway in 2024.

Is The Who's Tommy good?

Yes — The Who's Tommy features time-honored songs by a globally bestselling band and a celebrated director who won a Tony for staging the show's premiere, and critical acclaim from the show's pre-Broadway run in Chicago. All these elements make Tommy one of the most talked-about revivals of the season.

Tickets

Unfortunately, tickets for this event are no longer available.

Get the latest updates on The Who's TOMMY on Broadway

Sign up to our mailing list to receive exclusive offers, new show ticket alerts and seasonal promotions. You can unsubscribe at any time.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy

Subscribe to our newsletter to unlock exclusive New York theatre updates!

  • Get early access to Broadway's newest shows
  • Access to exclusive deals and promotions
  • Stay in the know about top shows and news on Broadway
  • Get updates on shows that are important to you

You can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy