upcoming episode of Glee is to pay tribute to The Who’s famous rock musical
Chicago Tribune reports that Glee producer Ryan Murphy is planning a “lavish
remake” of the iconic production.
report goes on to say that Who founding band members Pete Townshend and Roger
Daltrey are “expected to make appearances.”
Tommy, which was first staged in 1992, is based on the band’s 1969 album of
the same name.
tells the story of a deaf, dumb and blind boy who discovers his talent for
playing pinball and gains a cult-like following.
from the production include Pinball Wizard, See Me, Feel Me, and
Can You Hear Me?
album was followed by a film version in 1975 with a cast which included Eric
Clapton, Tina Turner, Elton John and Jack Nicholson.
episode, if it does go ahead, is expected to be longer than the usual one hour
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Watch a clip of The Pinball Wizard from Tommy, performed at Shaftesbury Theatre, London in 1996