September 23, 2020

1997-01-24 – The Orlando Sentinel

1997 01 24 The_Orlando_Sentinel_Fri__Jan_24__1997_

”Tommy’ gets curtain call as show
loses battle to woo London crowds

Tommy, the Pete Townshend musical about “the
deaf, dumb and blind kid who sure plays a mean
pinball,” is closing in London despite being nomi-
nated for eight top theater awards. “Houses are
unpredictable with the show, and it has been a bit
of a battle to keep it going,” said Paul Keating, who
was working as a supermarket clerk when he audi-
tioned successfully for the starring role.