‘Almost Famous’ Musical Coming to Broadway in 2022 – The Hollywood Reporter
A musical theater version of Almost famous almost ready for Broadway.
An adaptation of Cameron Crowe’s 2000 Oscar-winning film – about William Miller, a 15-year-old letter-writing boy in the 1970s who is given the mission of his life when Rolling Stone take him on tour with an up-and-coming fictional band – coming around 2022.
“Things are going… Broadway 2022,” reads an announcement about the artwork posted on the show’s website and in Twitter description.
There are currently no other details on the production timeline or specifically when it will launch, although it will likely be in the fall or winter of the 2022-2023 season.
According to the show’s synopsis, like the film based on Crowe’s experiences, Miller “will be thrust into a rock-and-roll circus, where a love of music, a thirst for friendship and integrity with the His status as a writer collides with each other. ”
Crowe’s book and lyrics, with original music and lyrics by Next to Normal Composer Tom Kitt. It will be directed by Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall, Noise off and People, Places and Things). The production process was first posted on social media in a video from Crowe featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning Kitt in September 2018.
When the show was initially announced, the production team included Lia Vollack for Columbia Live Stage, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson.
The show had its world premiere in 2019 at The Old Globe in San Diego after undergoing a development lab in late 2019 in New York City.
The original film brought Crowe a win for best screenplay at the Academy Awards and nominations for best supporting actress to stars Kate Hudson and Frances McDormand. The film also stars Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Jason Lee and Philip Seymour Hoffman.