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The Who’s ‘Tommy’ musical to close on Broadway after just four months

The Who’s Tommy musical is closing on Broadway after ticket sales dwindled.The musical, featuring music and lyrics by Pete Townshend, started as a concept album in 1969 and debuted on Broadway in 1993 – and followed the titular Tommy, a pinball wizard who cannot hear, speak, or see due to childhood trauma.Last year, it was announced a reimagined revival was coming in 2024 from Townshend and director Des McAnuff. However, it’s now been announced that Tommy is closing on Broadway after four months.See the sensation before it's too late! Our final Broadway performance is on July 21st!— The Who's Tommy Musical (@WhosTommyShow) June 25, 2024Despite a successful pre-Broadway run, ticket sales tapered quickly when the musical left Chicago for New York.

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