Almost Famous Musical Is Coming to Broadway

It’s set to debut this year
Almost Famous musical
Editorial use only. No book cover usage. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Neal Preston/Dreamworks Llc/Kobal/Shutterstock (5881079f) Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson Almost Famous - 2000 Director: Cameron Crowe Dreamworks Llc USA Scene Still Comedy/Drama Presque célèbre

Almost Famous, the stage musical adaptation of Cameron Crowe’s iconic rock & roll movie, is coming to Broadway.

“It’s All Happening…Broadway 2022,” reads the production’s official Twitter page, and as Deadline points out, the spring season is almost over, which means Almost Famous is most likely debuting in fall.

Like the film, the musical is based on Crowe’s younger years as a rock journalist at Rolling Stone in the ’70s, where he followed a band on the road, befriended groupies, and witnessed the highs and lows of the music industry. It features book and lyrics by Crowe, original music and lyrics by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, Flying Over Sunset), and direction by Jeremy Herrin.

The musical has been in production since 2018 and opened in San Diego in fall 2019 to great success. No details about the casting or opening date have been revealed.

Almost Famous turned 21 last year, and to celebrate the legendary soundtrack was expanded into a sprawling 13-disc box set. SPIN spoke with Crowe about the anniversary.

“It’s a musical diary,” he said of the soundtrack, which features classic rock icons like Led Zeppelin, Rod Stewart, Paul Simon, and David Bowie. “All these songs have a seismic effect and can make your whole day and you can just get lost in them. They all needed to be in there.”

Read the full interview here.

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