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Monday, February 5, 2024



The Who’s TOMMY. 
Original Tony Award®-winning Creators
Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff

Rehearsals Begin Today
Previews March 8, 2024, Opening March 28, 2024
At the Nederlander Theatre


Producers Stephen Gabriel and Ira Pittelman have announced complete casting for the newly reimagined Broadway production of The Who’s TOMMY. Preview performances will begin March 8, 2024 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), with opening night on March 28, 2024.

Three decades after the epic pop-culture musical theatre sensation first bowed on Broadway, original Tony Award®-winning creators Pete Townshend (music, lyrics, book) and Des McAnuff (book, direction) have reunited to bring the story of Tommy Walker to today’s audiences.


With music and lyrics by Pete Townshend and book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, The Who’s TOMMY is directed by Des McAnuff.

Ali Louis Bourzgui, Alison Luff, Adam Jacobs, John Ambrosino, Bobby Conte, and Christina Sajous are the complete cast, reprising their roles from the sold-out, award-winning run at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago this summer, while additional members include 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 Shoen, Dee Tomasetta, and Andrew Tufano. Critics, including Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune, have hailed "Tommy" as a "ready-for prime-time stunner," with Jones ranking it as #1 on his Best of Chicago Theater of 2023 list, emphasizing its unique wizardry in the Broadway scene.


 Myth and spectacle merge in The Who’s electrifying 1969 rock opera, TOMMY, featuring iconic anthems like “I’m Free,” “See Me, Feel Me,” “Sensation,” and “Pinball Wizard.” The narrative follows young Tommy Walker, who, after witnessing a traumatic event, becomes entranced with his own reflection, eventually rising to fame through his talent for pinball. 

The creative team behind The Who’s TOMMY includes choreographer Lorin Latarro, music supervision by Ron Melrose, music direction by Rick Fox, set design by David Korins, projection design by Peter Nigrini, costume design by Sarafina Bush, lighting design by Amanda Zieve, sound design by Gareth Owen, and wig and hair design by Charles LaPointe. 

Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting/Merri Sugarman, CSA, with additional Chicago casting by Lauren Port, CSA, and Rachael Jimenez, CSA. Tripp Phillips serves as the Production Stage Manager, and Bespoke Theatricals is the General Manager. The Broadway production is produced by Stephen Gabriel and Ira Pittelman, with co-producers including a multitude of names spanning the theater industry. The Goodman Theatre's production of The Who’s TOMMY earned nine Joseph Jefferson “Jeff” Awards, including Best Director for Des McAnuff and Best Production. Pete Townshend's prior accolades for The Who’s TOMMY include a Grammy Award, a Tony Award for Best Score, Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Award, and the UK’s Olivier Award, while Des McAnuff received Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Award, and the UK’s Olivier Award for directing the production.

Tickets to The Who’s TOMMY are now on sale at and (terms apply).


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