By Robert Simonson
13 Jun 2006
|Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
Joining Morton will be Ashley Bachner, Philip Michael Baskerville, Brian Beach, Paul Binotto, Shelby Braxton-Brooks, Gavin Esham, Noah Galvin, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Eddie Marco, Mike McGowan (Capt. Walker), Liz Pearce (Mrs. Walker), Gregory Treco, Josh Walden and Laura Woyasz.
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 Townshend's score, in a tie with Kander and Ebb's Kiss of the Spider Woman.
The show was revived at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in 2003.