The Eisenhower Theater of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. will be showing The Who’s Tommy on April 24-29, a five-time Tony Award winner musical based on the rock concept album under the same name.
“Based on the iconic 1969 album soon to be celebrating its 50th anniversary, this semi-staged concert production of The Who’s Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit,” the brief about the musical said.
Directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, the musical tells the story of the pinball-playing “deaf, dumb, and blind” boy who succeeds despite all odds and adversity.
Casey Cott plays the title role in the musical, while Tony Award winner Christian Borle and Mandy Gonzalez co-star as Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker. The cast also features Manu Narayan as Uncle Ernie. Kimberly Nichole plays The Gypsy and Wesley Taylor portrays Cousin Kevin.
“Tommy is at long last the authentic rock musical that has eluded Broadway for two generations—an entertainment juggernaut that lifts the audience right out of its seats,” The New York Times wrote in its review of the original Broadway production.
Lynne Shankel provides musical direction, as set and projection design is done by Paul DePoo, costume design by Andrea Hood, and lighting and sound design – by Jake DeGroot and Kai Harada respectively.
The performance is recommended for ages 14 and up due to mature content. Find tickets here.