Broadway Center Stage: The Who's Tommy | The Kennedy Center


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. This five-time Tony Award®–winning one-of-a-kind musical tells the story of the pinball-playing, “deaf, dumb, and blind” boy who triumphs over adversity. Casey Cott, star of the hit CW series, Riverdale, will play the title role. Tony Award® winner Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher, Something Rotten!) and Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton, In the Heights) will co-star as Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker, respectively. The cast will also feature Manu Narayan (Merrily We Roll Along, My Fair Lady) as Uncle Ernie, Kimberly Nichole, a fan favorite on season eight of NBC’s The Voice, as The Gypsy (“Acid Queen”), and Wesley Taylor (SpongeBob SquarePants, The Addams Family) as Cousin Kevin. Additional casting to be announced. Directed and Choreographed by Josh Rhodes Musical direction by Lynne Shankel Set and projection design by Paul DePoo Costume design by Andrea Hood Lighting design by Jake DeGroot Sound design by Kai Harada More about Broadway Center Stage: After sell-out performances of our inaugural season, celebrate more of your favorite musicals with the return of our new hit series, presented exclusively in our nation’s capital! In a semi-staged concert format and featuring starry casts direct from Broadway, these productions showcase great musicals Center Stage. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center!

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