The Who's Tommy

Musical - Original

St. James Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 29, 1993
  • Opening Date: April 22, 1993
  • Closing Date: June 17, 1995
  • Previews: 27
  • Performances: 899

Lyrics: Pete Townshend

Book: Pete Townshend, Des McAnuff

Music: Pete Townshend

Synopsis

This stage adaptation of The Who's classic rock opera and film tells the story of a deaf, dumb and mute boy who becomes a world-famous Pinball Wizard and the leader of a cult of devotees.

 

Opening Night Cast

Michael Cerveris in The Who's Tommy Michael Cerveris Tommy
Crysta Macalush Tommy, Age 4 [Alternate]
Carly Jane Steinborn Tommy, Age 4 [Alternate]
Buddy Smith Tommy, Age 10
Jonathan Dokuchitz in The Who's Tommy Jonathan Dokuchitz Captain Walker
Anthony Barrile Cousin Kevin
Paul Kandel in The Who's Tommy Paul Kandel Uncle Ernie
Marcia Mitzman Mrs. Walker
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Pete Townshend Book
Des McAnuff Des McAnuff Book
  Pete Townshend Music
  John Entwistle Additional music and lyrics
  Keith Moon Additional music and lyrics
  Pete Townshend Lyrics
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1993 Outstanding Choreography Wayne Cilento Winner
1993 Outstanding Director of a Musical Des McAnuff Winner
1993 Outstanding Lighting Design Chris Parry Winner
1993 Outstanding Musical   Nominee
1993 Outstanding Orchestrations Steve Margoshes Winner
1993 Outstanding Set Design John Arnone
Wendall K. Harrington
Winner
1993 Outstanding Sound Design Steve Canyon Kennedy Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1993 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Michael Cerveris Nominee
1993 Outstanding Costume Design   Winner
1993 Outstanding Director of a Musical Des McAnuff Winner
1993 Outstanding Lighting Design   Winner
1993 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Winner
1993 Outstanding Set Design   Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1993 Theatre World Award Michael Cerveris Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1993 Book of a Musical Pete Townshend
Des McAnuff
Nominee
1993 Choreography Wayne Cilento Winner
1993 Costume Design (Play or Musical) David C. Woolard Nominee
1993 Direction of a Musical Des McAnuff Winner
1993 Featured Actor in a Musical Michael Cerveris Nominee
1993 Featured Actor in a Musical Paul Kandel Nominee
1993 Featured Actress in a Musical Marcia Mitzman Nominee
1993 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Chris Parry Winner
1993 Musical   Nominee
1993 Original Score Pete Townshend Winner
1993 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) John Arnone Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jun. 18, 1995 3 $406,489
-
$170,154 $37.90
$65.00
10725
1598
8
0
83.89% 34.66%
Jun. 11, 1995 2 $236,335
-
$6,966 $37.56
$65.00
6293
1598
8
0
49.23% 2.24%
Jun. 4, 1995 1 $229,369
$664,081
-$94,333 $38.18
$65.00
6007
1598
8
0
46.99% -25.68%
May 28, 1995 52 $323,702
-
- $34.84
-
9290
1598
8
0
72.67% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,195,895
$664,081
  $37.12 32315
51136
32
0
63.19 %  
Cumulative
  $54,390,759
$664,081
  $47.22
$65.00
1148704
1479748
899
27
77.63 %  
 
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