Almost Famous Musical Teases 2022 Broadway Premiere | Playbill

Broadway News Almost Famous Musical Teases 2022 Broadway Premiere

Will the Tom Kitt musical based on the film head to the Main Stem later this year?

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The stage musical adaptation of Almost Famous is teasing a 2022 Broadway premiere, writing, "It's all happening...Broadway 2022" in the profile of its official Twitter handle.

Based on the 2000 film of the same name, the musical features a score by Tony and Pulitzer winner Tom Kitt and a book and lyrics by Cameron Crowe, who earned an Oscar for penning the original film based on his own teenage experience. The coming-of-age story tracks a 15-year-old music fan named William who lands a Rolling Stone assignment following the emerging band Stillwater on tour.

While no details about the possible Broadway bow have been shared, the musical had its world premiere at San Diego's Old Globe in 2019. Read reviews from the California run here.

The 2019 production starred Colin Donnell (Violet, Chicago Med) as Russell Hammond, Solea Pfeiffer (Hamilton) as Penny Lane, and newcomer Casey Likes as William Miller.

They were joined by Drew Gehling (Waitress) as Jeff Bebe, Tony nominee Anika Larsen (Beautiful) as Elaine Miller, Rob Colletti as Lester Bangs, Matt Bittner (School of Rock) as Larry Fellows, Chad Burris as Vic Nunez, Gerard Canonico (Be More Chill) as Dick Roswell, Julia Cassandra as Estrella, Brandon Contreras as Silent Ed Vallencourt, Sam Gravitte (Wicked) as Dennis Hope, Katie Ladner (Sunset Boulevard) as Sapphire, Storm Lever (Summer) as Polexia, Emily Schultheis as Anita Miller, Daniel Sovich as Darryl, Libby Winters (American Idiot) as Leslie, Matthew C. Yee as Ben Fong-Torres, and Van Hughes (Spring Awakening) as David Felton, with Danny Lindgren and Alisa Melendez serving as swings.

Jerry Herrin directed the production, leading a creative team that included choreographer Lorin Latarro, scenic designer Derek McLane, costume designer David Zinn, lighting designer Natasha Katz, and sound designer Peter Hylenski. Bryan Perri was the production's music director.

 
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