The Broadway-bound musical Almost Famous has released a new single from its upcoming original cast recording. "Morocco" is performed by the show's leads, Casey Likes as William and Solea Pfeiffer as Penny Lane. This is the third single from the album, following the previous releases of "The Night-Time Sky's Got Nothing on You" and “Everybody’s Coming Together.”
Ahead of a full cast album (release date to be announced), the production will issue a limited edition Almost Famous The Musical - 1973 Bootleg EP 12-inch vinyl, featuring four songs from the musical. The EP is available for preorder now for a December 16 release.
Almost Famous is based on the 2000 film by Cameron Crowe. Set in 1973, the story follows a 15-year-old aspiring music journalist (Likes) who Rolling Stone hires to go on tour with an up-and-coming rock band. The new musical features a book and lyrics by Crowe and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt.
Listen to "Morocco" below.
The show will begin previews on Broadway October 3 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, with an opening night set for November 3. Tony and Olivier nominee Jeremy Herrin directs with choreography by Sarah O’Gleby.
The cast also stars Chris Wood, Tony nominee Anika Larsen, Drew Gehling, and Rob Colletti. The company will also include 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 Trinio Perdido, Andrew Poston, Emily Schultheis, Daniel Sovich, Libby Winters, and Matthew C. Yee.
The cast recording is produced by Scott Riesett and Tom Kitt; the song was recorded at Sear Sound, New York City.