Discount Broadway Tickets For The Who's Tommy - This Show Is Now Shelved

The Who's Tommy Summary

  • Show Status: Shelved
  • Genre: Musical
  • The Who's Tommy is 2.5 hours long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Show Closes: Open ended

Rock musical based on The Who's 1969 album, 1975 movie and 1993 Broadway stage show of the same name about an impaired child who overcomes his physical shackles and becomes a messiah

The Who's Tommy on Broadway Background

The Who's Tommy has returned to Broadway to celebrate its 50th year since the original album that debuted in October 1969 .

With the highly acclaimed 1975 movie and the Broadway Premiere in April 1993, producers believes the time was right to finally bring this show back to life on the Broadway stage.

1993 Broadway Show Was a Critical and Box Office Success

The 1993 Broadway show won five Tony awards and went on to perform for nearly 900 performances.

1997 West End Show Flopped

In an odd reversal of the traditional route, the show then appeared on the West End in London in 1997 and received only three Laurence Olivier Awards as the Brits felt slighted that this very-British musical would make its debut stateside.

The ending in the stage musical is different from movie and has been rewritten a number of times to satisfy some more modern sensibilities.

What’s The Who's Tommy Like?

A four year old Tommy witnesses his father kill his mother's new boyfriend and Tommy is traumatized into a catatonic state.

He has no further means to communicate with the outside world as he is now deaf, dumb, and blind. Severely disabled by this state and as an adolescent growing up, he discovers a natural talent for playing pinball, a popular pastime in the 1960's.

Using this medium and a solid dose of LSD, Tommy is able to break through his catatonia and rises to becomes a Jesus like superstar with the success and fame that would easily corrupt lesser mortals.

Is The Who's Tommy Good for Kids?

This show contains a large amount of adult material and is not suitable for children including murder

Theatre Information

St. James Theatre

246 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,710
Entrance: 44th Street, between 7th and 8th Ave
Theatre Information

St. James Theatre Seating Chart

The Who's Tommy Marquee

Tommy The Musical on Broadway at St James Theatre


Hal Luftig

Patrick Catullo

Production Credits

Press Agent
Rubenstein Communications

Creative Team

Book Writer
Pete Townshend
Book Writer
Des McAnuff
Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend