Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Broadway Revival of “Tommy” Closing After Receiving No Tony Awards


Another show posts a closing notice.

The revival of The Who’s “Tommy” will play its last performance on July 21st.

The musical received good reviews and had ecstatic audiences, but was overwhelmed at the Tony Awards by other revivals like “Merrily We Roll Along.”

Already announced is a closing for “The Heart of Rock and Roll,” the Huey Lewis musical. Next should be the musical version of “The Notebook.”

“Tommy” has been played at 78% capacity. Last week it made just $794,967 — not enough to sustain a musical of its size during the fall off month of August.

Will we ever see “Tommy” again? I sure hope so, but probably not for a while. We still have the album and the movie, though! The Who are forever!

PS Count me in for seeing it again before the Pinball Wizard wraps up his game.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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