September 21, 2020

2002-02-07 – The Daily Journal

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‘Tommy’
comes to
Philadelphia

From staff reports

a new tour of the 'Ibny
Award—winning sensa-
tion “The Who’s 'Ibm-

my” begins a limited engage-

ment Tuesday at the Merriam

Theater in Philadelphia.

The show features a Tony
Award-winning score with
music, lyrics and book by Pete
'Ibwnshend and author and
Tbny Award-winning director,
Des McAnuff. “Tommy” fea-
tures Michael Seelbach as the
main character.

“The Who’s 'Ibmmy” contin-
ues through Feb. 17. Showtimes
are 8 pm. Tuesday through Fri-
day, 2 and 8 pm Saturday, and 1
and 6:30 pm Sunday.

"Ibmmy” chronicles the
adventures of 'lbmmy Walker.
Following a traumatic child-
hood experience which causes
him to withdraw from the
world, Tommy emerges as an
unwilling hero - the Pinball
Wizard — who is forced to live
up to the expectations of his
demanding followers during
his iconic rise to stardom

Tickets range from $34.50 to
$6250.

The Merriam Theater is at
250 S. Broad St, Philadelphia

For tickets or information,
call (215) 732-5446 or the local
Ticketmaster service at 338-90“).