‘Glee’ Plans to Tackle Legendary Rock Opera — With the Original Rockers Dropping In

Mar 21, 2012  •  Post A Comment

One of the quintessential rock operas is the focus of a planned episode of the Fox musical series “Glee,” the Chicago Tribune reports.

“Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy is working on an episode built around the seminal 1969 rock opera “Tommy” by the Who. The piece was turned into a 1975 feature film by director Ken Russell that starred Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Elton John and Tina Turner.

Two of the main figures behind the original “Tommy” — Who bandmates Daltrey and Pete Townshend — are expected to be a part of the show, the story says.

In order to do such a major production, even in an abbreviated form, "Glee" may need to request a super-sized episode from Fox.

Will anyone in the cast roll around in baked beans and liquid chocolate, as Ann-Margret did in her Oscar-nominated performance in the movie? It seems unlikely, but stay tuned.

Here’s a video clip of Ann-Margret setting the bar pretty high for sheer over-the-top luridness:

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