In 1969, The Who released what would become one of its most iconic records, Tommy. It was more than just a record, it was also a carefully crafted rock opera about a young boy (its namesake) who overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds. The album has been transformed into a full-fledged theatrical production, The Who’s Tommy, and it’s playing at the JFK Center for the Performing Arts this spring.
From April 24th to the 28th, Casey Cott (you may recognize him from The CW’s Riverdale) will take on the important task of playing Tommy. Along with an impressive supporting cast, Cott will weave the story of Tommy, who was born mute, deaf, and blind. Yet somehow, his remaining senses guide him to local stardom as a champion pinball player. Watch Tommy overcome the odds and embrace his success in The Who’s Tommy at the JFK Center. Tickets start at $69.