Sunday, July 27, 2008


TOMMY, the original Broadway production of The Who’s Rock Opera.

Producer: Howard Dando

Choreographer: Fernand Nault, Artistic Director: Ludmilla Chiriaeff. Set Design: David Jenkins, Costume Design: Francois Barbeau, Lighting Design: Nicolas Cernovitch. Music: The Who

TOMMY opened at the New York City Center and broke all house attendance records and  played several sold-out return engagements.  TOMMY also performed a two year tour of major American cities.

“A SMASH HIT” - Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times

"A Theatrical Experience Not to be Missed"- Look Magazine

"Imaginative, creative, remarkable!" - Judith Crist, NBC- TODAY SHOW

"The walls are beginning to tumble, my friend, the bravos from the standing ovation literally tore the roof off the Opera House. 'Tommy'' is a dramatic happening. It is more than a satisfying evening. 'TOMMY' is an experience." - Roy Leonard, WGN-TV, Chicago

"'Tommy' brought the audience to its feet, and why not? It is a revelation. A new dimension in stage entertainment. An invigorating experience." - Charles Petzold, Philadelphia Daily News

"'Tommy' is now a most remarkable pop music achievement. The production is first rate." - Clive Barnes, New York Times
Below is a recently discovered film clip of the only known footage of TOMMY.  The film was shot in a rehearsal prior to the Broadway Opening with Alexander Belin in the role of TOMMY  (cinematographer is unknown). This is a rehearsal without the set or production lighting, etc. It was recorded without sound and music was added later - and therefore not synchronized to the choreography.