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‘Tommy’ cancels March 20 matinée

The evening performance will go on as scheduled.

Ali Louis Bourzgui (left) with the cast of “The Who’s Tommy” at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, 2023 (Credit: Liz Lauren)

The March 20 matinée performance of “The Who’s Tommy” revival was canceled due to illness within the company. The 7 p.m. performance is set to go on as scheduled. The cancellation was announced on the production’s social media channels.

Ticket holders for the 2 p.m. matinée performance will receive an automatic refund, according to the announcement. Ticket holders can contact their point of purchase for additional information.

Directed by Des McAnuff, who won a Tony Award for directing the 1993 original Broadway production, the current revival of “Tommy” began previews at the Nederlander Theatre on March 8 and will open on March 28. 

“Tommy” is an adaptation of The Who’s 1969 album of the same name. Featuring a Tony-winning score by Pete Townshend and a Tony-nominated book by McAnuff and Townshend, “Tommy” tells the story of Tommy Walker, who withdraws from the world following traumatic events. But Tommy’s proclivity for pinball changes everything.

Taking on the title role is Ali Louis Bourzgui. Also featured in the principal cast are 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.

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