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!