The cast is set for the musical adaptation of Almost Famous, which will make its world premiere at San Diego’s Old Globe this fall.
Colin Donnell (Violet, Chicago Med) will star as Russell Hammond, with his Songs for a New World co-star Solea Pfeiffer (Hamilton) as Penny Lane and newcomer Casey Likes as William Miller, the teenage Rolling Stone journalist who follows Hammond's emerging band Stillwater on tour.
Featuring a score by Tony and Pulitzer winner Tom Kitt and a book and lyrics by Cameron Crowe (who earned an Oscar for penning the 2000 movie based on his own teenage experience), the musical will run at the West Coast venue September 13–October 20. Jeremy Herrin will direct.
The staging will feature choreography by Lorin Latarro, sets by Tony winner Derek McLane, costumes by Tony winner David Zinn, lighting by Tony winner Natasha Katz, and sound design by Peter Hylenski. Bryan Perri serves as music director.