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  1. Sound Off Special Edition: Thrills, Chills & Ties - The Most Unique & Unusual Tony Awards WinsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago |

    ... there be a best if there is no worst - or even another competitor?! 3. 1993 - KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN and THE WHO'S TOMMY tie for Best Score. John Kander and Fred Ebb shared the top composing prize at the Tonys that year with none other than The ...


  2. Concert review: The Who navigates brilliantly in uncharted territoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday |

    ... that had spent most of the night on its feet. In contrast, selections from The Who's two full-length rock operas, "Tommy" and "Quadrophenia" were well received. The latter was represented by Townshend's solo rendition of "I'm One' and Daltrey's ...


  3. Flyer for May 25, 1969 concert featuring The Who and Led Zeppelin at Merriweather Post Pavillion.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2012 | WETA-TV Arlington

    ... Who in May 1969 were also a band still just on the verge of breaking big in the U.S. Their masterwork, the rock opera Tommy , was released just a few weeks prior to the show, and its only successful single, Pinball Wizard, reached its highest chart ...


  4. Pete Townshend On Rock Operas Vs. Rock Musicals & Classic QuadropheniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 |

    Iconic The Who songwriter and lead guitarist Pete Townshend opens up about his legendary rock operas TOMMY and QUADROPHENIA as well as comments as on the new CLASSIC QUADROPHENIA album as part of a new interview. Towshend shares of rock operas versus rock musicals, "I think a rock opera has to have a more specific story, or theme.


  5. East West Players Announces Extension for the Who's Tommy, Feat. Cliffton and Deedee HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 |

    East West Players , the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country, celebrating its 50th Anniversary season, is pleased to announce the extension of "The Who's TOMMY" which opened on May 13. Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend , Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff , Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon . "The Who's TOMMY" was originally produced on Broadway by Pace Theatrical Group and Dodger Productions with Kardana Productions .


  6. 'Lambert and Stamp:' Backstage with The WhoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 |

    ... and, egged on by Lambert (whose father was a classical musician), began work on what would become the rock opera "Tommy." This was possibly the band's creative zenith - and the moment when it all began to fall apart. At the center of this was ...


  7. Robert Powell to Lead King Charles III Uk Tour This AutumnRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 |

    ... and The First Circle. His film credits include Colour Me Kubrick: A True...ish Story, The Thirty-Nine Steps, Tommy, Imperative (for which he won the Best Actor award at Venice Film Festival), Running Scared and Jane Austen In Manhattan. The Almeida ...


  8. Movie review: "Lambert & Stamp" a definitive biopic of The WhoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Denver Post

    ... music and smashing their instruments. Such onstage chaos came to visit the band and its managers backstage, as "Tommy" brought money, drug and alcohol abuse, competitiveness, paranoia, and, eventually, the sad severing of ties between Lambert and ...


  9. Who Are They?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Tucson Weekly

    ... pop singles. It was Lambert who pushed Townshend in the direction of rock opera, fueling Townshend's enthusiasm for "Tommy." In short, without Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp, The Who may never have existed as we know them today. The film pulls from ...


  10. A Most Huge 2015 Video Birthday to A Musical Genius, Peter Townshend of the WhoRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | Aquarius Papers

    ... the first "rock operas" in pop music, beginning with "A Quick One," moving into "Rael," and then the masterpiece "Tommy." He followed with "Life House" (never quite completed) and "Quadraphenia." He's still composing and occasionally performing, but ...


  11. We Remember The Who's Tommy as Awesome, and We Forget the Story Is ArduousRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | LA Weekly

    I couldn't go a week in high school without seeing one of those orange The Who's Tommy T-shirts. In the early '90s, songwriter Pete Townshend and his co-book writer Des McAnuff turned Townshend's legendary album into a breakthrough convergence of Broadway musical, classic rock and Baby Boomer nostalgia.


  12. The Who tour shows the enduring depth of the band's classicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | New York Daily News

    ... of closing the gap. His writing epitomizes teen rebellion, but it also ruminates on it. That's particularly true of "Tommy" and "Quadrophenia," both heavily featured here. "Tommy" satirizes the role of rock as a new religion. The later epic looked ...


  13. Chris Charlesworth has flown Led Zeppelin's private jet, tended...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Ipswich Evening Star

    ... John Peel Centre in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care. Chris Charlesworth and Pete Townshend of The Who at the Tommy premiere party in a subway station, NYC. March 18, 1975. A Bob Gruen / Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to ...


  14. Randy Bachman fires up the power trio spirit on Heavy BluesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 |

    ... himself sitting beside the latter at the Stratford Festival during a theatrical performance of The Who's rock opera Tommy. According to Bachman, Townshend was impressed with the show's drummer who, he told Bachman, reminded him of The Who's late ...


  15. Capone's Art-House Round-Up with Lambert & Stamp, Iris, I Am Big Bird, and the Film CriticRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Ain't It Cool News

    ... seeing songwriter Pete Townshend's need to move beyond conventional rock music, a desire that led to the rock opera "Tommy." Both Townshend and singer Roger Daltrey are extensively interviewed for the film, and paint a fairly clear portrait of how ...


  16. Concert review: Amid some silliness, the Who sounds greatRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... Love, Reign O'er Me from that album. There was also Sparks, Pinball Wizard and See Me, Feel Me/Listening to You from Tommy . The Who did Behind Blue Eyes, Bargain, Baba O'Riley (Daltrey did a harmonica solo at its end) and the closing Won't Get ...


  17. 'Lambert & Stamp' review: Alternative history of The Who is an eye-openerRead the original story

    Thursday May 14 | The Baltimore Sun

    ... prep a film. Art school student Townshend was sure the fame thing wouldn't last. And they were pretty much done until "Tommy" arrived and The Who did what the Beatles, Stones and the rest never did: create an opera. The chronology isn't neat, and ...


  18. Pete Townshend Meets "Whograss" Originators The HillBendersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Cybergrass

    On the heels of their sold-out show Sunday night at Nashville's famed Station Inn, rising bluegrass stars The HillBenders had the opportunity to meet rock legend Pete Townshend. The HillBenders' upcoming album, Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry , produced by Louis Jay Meyers, is a bluegrass retelling of The Who's iconic rock opera.


  19. BWW Reviews: East West Players' the Who's Tommy - Wow! Just WowRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 |

    The Who's Tommy / Book by Pete Townshend & Des McAnuff / Music & Lyrics by Pete Townshend /directed by Snehal Desai / David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center for the Arts/thru June 7, 2015 East West Players has done it again with their spectacular production of The Who's Tommy . With an incredible band, vibrant vocals from the entire cast and stunning visuals, this 'little' theatre easily matches and betters many larger house productions.


  20. Lambert & StampRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... of the two men who, essentially, invented the aggressively creative UK rock legends. On the other hand, if the name Tommy is immediately followed by Hilfiger in your pop-cultural lexicon, you might feel a bit at sea watching director Cooper's debut ...