Monday, June 24, 2024

Broadway: “Almost Famous” Musical Is Almost Here from “MJ” Team This October


Penny Lane is coming to Broadway.

Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous,” the musical, has a theater, a start date, and an opening night.

“Almost Famous” will move into the Bernard Jacobs Theater on West 45th St, taking over from “Company.” Previews being on Monday, October 3rd ahead of an official opening on Thursday, November 3rd.

Lia Vollack, who’s made such a success of the Michael Jackson musical, “MJ,” is producing. Her Tony winning husband, Derek McLane, is doing the sets.
Almost Famous has music and lyrics by Tony, Grammy, Emmy and Pulitzer Prize Award winner Tom Kitt, direction by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Jeremy Herrin, and choreography by Sarah O’Gleby.

The production will star Chris Wood, Tony Award nominee Anika Larsen, Solea Pfeiffer, Drew Gehling, Rob Colletti, and introducing Casey Likes. The company will also include 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” is one of my favorite movies of all time. I’m crossing my fingers for a big hit on stage!

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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