Almost Famous Musical Sets Broadway Home, Postpones Start | Playbill

Broadway News Almost Famous Musical Sets Broadway Home, Postpones Start

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, the film's writer.

Drew Gehling in Almost Famous Neal Preston

The previously announced Broadway premiere of Almost Famous has found a Broadway home: the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, with current tenant Company set to vacate July 31. The upcoming musical has also shifted its start, with performances now set to begin October 3 ahead of a November 3 opening night. The production had been previously announced to begin September 13. Those with tickets to cancelled performances will automatically receive refunds and the option to re-purchase, and should contact their original point of purchase with any further questions.

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. The musical had its world premiere at San Diego's Old Globe in 2019 with much of the same cast that will bring the work to Broadway. Read reviews from the California run here.

The production will star Chris Wood, Tony Award nominee Anika Larsen, Solea Pfeiffer, Drew Gehling, Rob Colletti, and newcomer Casey Likes. Also featured in the company will be 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, Emily Schultheis, Daniel Sovich, Libby Winters, and Matthew C. Yee.

Almost Famous will be directed by Jeremy Herrin, leading a creative team that includes choreographer Sarah O'Gleby, music supervisor Bryan Perri, scenic designer Derek McLane, costume designer David Zinn, lighting designer Natasha Katz, sound designer Peter Hylenski, hair and makeup designer Luc Verschueren, and physical movement coordinator Lorenzo Pisoni. Kitt has penned arrangements and orchestrations, and vocal design will be by AnnMarie Milazzo. The production is cast by Jim Carnahan.

The musical is produced by Lia Vollack and Michael Cassel Group, with executive producers Sue Wagner, John Johnson, Jillian Robbins, and Devin Keudell. Bespoke Theatricals provides general management.

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