By Robert Simonson
05 Jun 2006
Morton, who played Boy George in Taboo, recently appeared on the New York stage in Brundibar.
The new production of the Tony-winning Pete Townshend musical is part of the 2006 season at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, Long Island. It will run June 13-July 9, and will be directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, a Bay Street regular.
The Who's Tommy, which was based on the concept album "Tommy" by the British rock group The Who—about an alienated, abused child who, despite having lost his sight, speech and hearing at an early age, becomes a pinball wizard and youth culture icon—was adapted by the Who's Pete Townshend and director Des McAnuff into a stage musical. It ran for more than two years on Broadway and won Tonys for McAnuff's direction and Townsend's score, in a tie with Kander and Ebb's Kiss of the Spider Woman.
The show has also become famous for its many young cast members who went on to greater stage fame, including Michael Cerveris (Titanic, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Romain Fruge (The Full Monty), Norm Lewis (Side Show, Amour), Kevin Cahoon (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Alice Ripley (Side Show, The Rocky Horror Show), Jonathan Dokuchitz (The Boys from Syracuse, The Look of Love), Sherie Rene Scott (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and Michael McElroy (Violet, The Wild Party).
The show was revived at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in 2003.