Monday, May 20, 2024

Hear the First Song from “Almost Famous” the Musical Coming to Broadway This Fall


Cameron Crowe’s great movie, “Almost Famous,” is coming to Broadway as a musical this fall.

They’ve released a song called “Everybody’s Coming Together” that sounds like Tom Petty meets “Hair.” That’s not a bad thing. But “Almost Famous” isn’t about a revolution, as the song says. It’s about a 16 year old reporter coming of age covering a rock band for Rolling Stone. So we’ll see. I really hope it’s good.

The show has no ‘name’ performers but stars of appealing newcomers. Tom Kitt wrote the songs. Derek McLane designed the sets. Jeremy Herrin directs. The show opens in a still to named Shubert Theater in October, with previews beginning September 13th.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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