Writer-director Crowe won an Academy Award for his screenplay to the semi-autobiographical film that charted the coming-of-age of a year-old music fan who lands a Rolling Stone assignment. Crowe has written the book and lyrics for the musical, which has music by Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal composer Tom Kitt. Previews began September Bryan Perri serves as music director.
Led Zeppelin is king, Richard Nixon is President, and idealistic year-old William Miller is an aspiring music journalist. When Rolling Stone magazine hires him to go on the road with an up-and-coming band, William is thrust into the rock-and-roll circus, where his love of music, his longing for friendship, and his integrity as a writer collide. Written by Academy Award winner Cameron Crowe based on his iconic film, Almost Famous is about a young man finding his place in the world and the indelible characters he meets along the way. This joyous world premiere is a celebration of community and the power of music.
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By Chris Willman. We lived [virtually] across the street! I met Lester Bangs a mile and a half away, at Seventh and Ash. A Sony MasterWorks cast album has already been slated.
By Michael Riedel. Crowe put on a couple of staged readings of his show this week for the powers that be on Broadway, and they loved it. He got that cover, made that story into a movie, and is now controlling everything about the Broadway show. The musical follows the movie closely: A teenage reporter tries to break into big-time journalism by following a rock band, Stillwater, on the road. But then he switches gears to write some lovely ballads for the characters.