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Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe

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The Old Globe's world premiere musical Almost Famous, with book and lyrics by Academy Award winner and San Diego native Cameron Crowe (films Jerry Maguire, Say Anything..., Fast Times at Ridgemont High), opened just last week on September 27. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the big night below!

Almost Famous features songs that span the range from classic hits to new songs, with original music and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, American Idiot, The SpongeBob Musical). Based on the Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures motion picture written by Crowe, Almost Famous is directed by Tony Award nominee Jeremy Herrin (Noises Off, Wolf Hall, National Theatre Live's All My Sons) and presented by special arrangement with Lia Vollack, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson.

It's all happening... San Diego, 1973. Led Zeppelin is king, Richard Nixon is President, and idealistic 15-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.

The cast includes Matt Bittner as Larry Fellows, Chad Burris as Vic Nunez, Gerard Canonico as Dick Roswell, Julia Cassandra as Estrella, Rob Colletti as Lester Bangs, Brandon Contreras as Silent Ed Vallencourt, Colin Donnell as Russell Hammond, Drew Gehling as Jeff Bebe, Sam Gravitte as Dennis Hope, Van Hughes as David Felton, Katie Ladner as Sapphire, Anika Larsen as Elaine Miller, Storm Lever as Polexia, Casey Likes as William Miller, Solea Pfeiffer as Penny Lane, Emily Schultheis as Anita Miller, Daniel Sovich as Darryl, Libby Winters as Leslie, Matthew C. Yee as Ben Fong-Torres, and swings Danny Lindgren and Alisa Melendez.

Photo Credit: Bruce Glikas/AlmostFamousBroadway

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Producer Joey Parnes and Gerard Canonico

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Solea Pfeiffer and Liisi LaFontaine

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Casey Likes and Anika Larsen

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Anika Larsen and Producer John Johnson

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Joni Mitchell poses with the cast

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Sam Gravitte and Brandon Contreras

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Producer Sue Wagner and The Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
John Gallagher Jr and Set Designer Derek McLane

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
The Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Joni Mitchell

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Director Jeremy Herrin and The Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
John Gallagher Jr and Libby Winters

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Producer Joey Parnes, Colin Donnell and Drew Gehling

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Colin Donnell, Gerard Canonico and Drew Gehling

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Colin Donnell and Drew Gehling

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Chad Burris and Daniel Sovich

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Beau Gravitte, Sam Gravitte and Debbie Gravitte

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Pennie Lane Trumbull, Joni Mitchell and Solea Pfeiffer

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Sound Designer Peter Hylenski and wife Suzanna Hylenski

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Cameron Crowe and Set Designer Derek McLane

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Producer Lia Vollack, Cameron Crowe, Jasmine Keuter and Set Designer Derek McLane

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Anika Larsen and Cameron Crowe

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Joni Mitchell and Matt Bittner

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Solea Pfeiffer, Cameron Crowe and Pennie Lane Trumbull

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Pennie Lane Trumbull and Solea Pfeiffer

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Casey Likes and Cameron Crowe

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Joni Mitchell and Katie Ladner

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Libby Winters and Joni Mitchell

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Emily Schultheis, Chad Burris, Libby Winters, Gerard Canonico, Joni Mitchell, Anika Larsen, Julia Cassandra and Katie Ladner

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Gerard Canonico and Joni Mitchell

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Drew Gehling, Joni Mitchell and Colin Donnell

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Solea Pfeiffer, Cameron Crowe, Joni Mitchell and Casey Likes

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Cameron Crowe, Joni Mitchell and Casey Likes

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Joni Mitchell and Casey Likes

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Joni Mitchell and Casey Likes

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Choreographer Lorin Latarro, Book/Lyricist Cameron Crowe, Director Jeremy Herrin, Joni Mitchell, Composer Tom Kitt and Jasmine Keuter

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Solea Pfeiffer and Casey Likes

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Solea Pfeiffer and Casey Likes

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Van Hughes

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Sam Gravitte, Danny Lindgren, Casey Likes and Gerard Canonico

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Casey Likes and Gerard Canonico

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Casey Likes and Drew Gehling

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Casey Likes

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Solea Pfeiffer, Casey Likes, Colin Donnell

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Solea Pfeiffer, Casey Likes, Colin Donnell and cast

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Casey Likes and cast

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Musical Director/Keyboards Daniel Green and Robert Colletti

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Casey Likes

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Solea Pfeiffer

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Colin Donnell

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Drew Gehling

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Anika Larsen

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Robert Colletti

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Storm Lever, Katie Ladner, Julia Cassandra and the cast

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The cast

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old GlobeKatie Ladner

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
The cast

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Writer/lyricist Cameron Crowe and Joni Mitchell

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Producer Lia Vollack and Set Designer Derek McLane

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Rita Pietropinto and Composer Tom Kitt

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound ALMOST FAMOUS Celebrates Opening Night at the Old Globe
Opening night of the new musical "Almost Famous" at The Old Globe Theatre



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