Rocket From A Bygone Era

TITLE: THE WHO'S TOMMY

AUTHOR: MUSIC AND LYRICS BY PETE TOWNSHEND; BOOK BY PETE TOWNSHEND AND DES MCANUFF

WHERE: BROADWAY

THE BOTTOM LINE: Better decades late than never, the original rock opera is still champion in a wizard Broadway staging.

If it had reached Broadway when it appeared as a concept album and gave birth to the rock opera in 1969, or even when it was filmed as a surreal fantasia by Ken Russell in 1975, Tommy might have had epic impact on the history of the musical. Rock is the mainstream sound of our era, and the theater is long...

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