added: 24 Oct 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
JOE McELDERRY won 2009's X-FACTOR, and POPSTAR TO OPERA STAR in 2011. His 4th Album 'Here's What I Believe' recently went straight into the top 10 on the UK's Official Album Chart.
Now for one night only the smash-hit on Broadway and West End ' Rock Opera 'Tommy' plays at the Prince Edward Theatre. This powerful tale of a deaf, dumb and blind pinball player who becomes an international messiah bursts onto the stage in this multi-award winning adaptation of the original chart-topping rock album. Featuring hit songs including Pinball Wizard, I'm Free and See Me, Feel Me.
Joe had to say:- 'I'm very excited to make my West End debut in the iconic Rock Opera 'Tommy', I have been waiting for a role that would challenge both my acting and singing skills, this has both. I am a big fan of The Who and it is incredible that Pete Townshend wrote this piece when he was 21, the same age as me'
This concert performance is in aid of the Pure Theatre Development Fund which has been set up with the aim of funding the development of new writing in musicals and straight theatre. The fund will facilitate workshops and readings of new writing and will be launched in conjunction with this exciting production. The show will also raise funds during the performance for Teenage Cancer Trust of which Joe McElderry is an Ambassador.
The production also stars DAVID HUNTER (Cousin Kevin; from SUPERSTAR fame ), DANIEL BOYS (Captain Walker; from ANY DREAM WILL DO fame), HANNAH JANE FOX (Mrs Walker); ZOE BIRKETT (The Acid Queen) and GLENN CARTER (Uncle Ernie) and is directed by Raz Shaw, Choreographed by Steve Kirkham with Musical Supervision by Iain Vince Gatt and Musical Direction by Andrew Hilton.