It's all happening! The original Broadway cast recording of Almost Famous is released April 21, and is now available on all streaming platforms and as a CD.
Almost Famous, based on the 2000 Oscar-winning Cameron Crowe film, follows a 15-year-old aspiring music journalist who Rolling Stone hires to go on tour with an up-and-coming rock band, Stillwater. The musical features a book and lyrics by Crowe and music and lyrics by Tony and Pulitzer winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal). Kitt penned arrangements and orchestrations, and vocal design is by AnnMarie Milazzo.
Lending their voices to the album are the musical's original Broadway cast: Solea Pfeiffer, Chris Wood, Casey Likes, Tony nominee Anika Larsen, Drew Gehling, and Rob Colletti. The company is rounded out by Matt Bittner, Chad Burris, Gerard Canonico, Julia Cassandra, Brandon Contreras, Jakeim Hart, Van Hughes, Jana Djenne Jackson, Katie Ladner, Danny Lindgren, Erica Mansfield, Alisa Melendez, Kevin Perdido, Andrew Poston, Emily Schultheis, Daniel Sovich, Libby Winters, and Matthew C. Yee.
The cast recording is produced by Scott M. Riesett, Kitt and Crowe with Executive Producers Scott Farthing and Vollack. The album was recorded and mixed by Roy Hendrickson, with additional recording by Ian Kagey, at Power Station at BerkleeNYC, New York, NY, and Sear Sound, New York, NY.
The tracklist for the physical album includes
- Who Are You With?
- Ramble On
- Fever Dog
- It's All Happening
- Everybody's Coming Together
- The Night-Time Sky's Got Nothing on You
- No Friends
- Something Real
- Tiny Dancer
- Stick Around
- Elaine's Lecture
- It Ain't Easy / It's All Happening (Reprise)
- Listen to Me
- The Wind
- Lost in New York City / River
- The Real World
- Goodbye / New Day Coming
- Finale: Everybody's Coming Together
- Fever Dog Bows
- He Knows Too Little (And I Know Too Much) (Bonus Track)
The digital tracklist includes two additional tracks, a cover of "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd as performed by the fictional band Stillwater, and an additional a bonus track, "Anything's Possible".
Almost Famous opened at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre November 3, 2022 where it played 30 preview performances and 77 performances before closing January 8, 2023. The production was directed by Tony nominee Jeremy Herrin.