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‘The Who’s Tommy’ revival sets closing date on Broadway

The production received a 2024 Tony Award nomination for Best Musical Revival.

Ali Louis Bourzgui in “The Who’s Tommy,” 2024 (Credit: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman)

A July 21 final-performance date has been set for the 2024 Tony Award-nominated revival of “The Who’s Tommy.” The production began previews on March 8 and officially opened on March 28. By closing, “Tommy” will have played 20 previews and 132 regular performances. The production will launch a national tour at the Providence Performing Arts Center in fall of 2025.

Helmed by the musical’s Tony-nominated co-writer and original 1993 Tony-winning director Des McAnuff, this staging of “Tommy” began in summer 2023 at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. The musical, based on the 1969 concept album from the band “The Who,” follows Tommy Walker, who experiences an early-life trauma and goes on to become a pinball star and media sensation.

With music and lyrics by Pete Townshend, who penned the book with McAnuff, the revival’s creative team also includes choreographer Lorin Latarro, music supervisor/arranger Ron Melrose, musical director Rick Fox, orchestrator Steve Margoshes, scenic designer David Korins, lighting designer Amanda Zieve, costume designer Sarafina Bush, sound designer Gareth Owen, projection designer Peter Nigrini and hair/wig designer Charles G. LaPointe.

The revival’s cast is led by Ali Louis Bourzgui as Tommy, Alison Luff as Mrs. Walker, Adam Jacobs as Captain Walker, John Ambrosino as Uncle Ernie, Bobby Conte as Cousin Kevin and Christina Sajous as the Acid Queen — all of whom are reprising their performances from the pre-Broadway engagement at the Goodman.

The production’s ensemble includes Haley Gustafson, Jeremiah Alsop, Ronnie S. Bowman Jr., Mike Cannon, Tyler James Eisenreich, Sheldon Henry, Afra Hines, Aliah James, David Paul Kidder, Tassy Kirbas, Lily Kren, Quinten Kusheba, Reese Levine, Brett Michael Lockley, Nathan Lucrezio, Alexandra Matteo, Mark Mitrano, Reagan Pender, Cecilia Ann Popp, Daniel Quadrino, Olive Ross-Kline, Jenna Nicole Schoen, Dee Tomasetta and Andrew Tufano.

“The Who’s Tommy” is produced by Stephen Gabriel and Ira Pittelman.