Friday, April 5, 2013

The Who: Tommy production set for Stratford Festival

The Who’s “Tommy” is coming back, 20 years after its Broadway premiere, in a new production at Canada’s Stratford Festival.

The series is being run by the original Tony-winning director, Des McAnuff, who created the show with Pete Townshend.

In 1993, McAnuff and Townshend transformed The Who’s 1969 concept album “Tommy,” into the most technically advanced musical Broadway had ever seen. Now, thanks to amazing advances in technology and stagecraft, this production promises to blow the roof off Stratford’s Avon Theatre, with huge hits like 'Pinball Wizard', 'See Me, Feel Me', 'The Acid Queen' and 'We’re Not Gonna Take It'.

"Tommy" swept the Tony Awards in 1993, winning Best Director for Des McAnuff, Best Score for Pete Townshend, Best Choreography for Wayne Cilento, Best Design for John Arnone and Best Lighting Direction for Chris Parry. Now the team is back together again, to re-create "Tommy" for the 21st Century.

“Tommy” is scheduled at Stratford from May 4th - October 19th.

For more details and show dates, visit

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