Almost Famous Broadway

Almost Famous tells the story of a teenage journalist writing for Rolling Stone in the early 1970s while covering the fictitious rock band Stillwater, and his efforts to get his first cover story published.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
New York City Center today announced casting for the Gala Presentation of Evita, November 13 a?' 24.
by Linnae Medeiros - Sep 4, 2019
New York City Center is bringing a new Argentina to the stage with its upcoming production of Evita! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the classic rock opera is returning to New York in a special two-week run, with this production splitting the role of Eva Peron between two leading ladies: Solea Pfeiffer and Maia Reficco. To get your ready for this night of a thousand stars, we're getting to know the pair of Evas. Check it all out!
by Jim Munson - Sep 4, 2019
42nd Street Moon opens its 27th season on September 7th & 8th with a concert staging of Maury Yeston & Peter Stone's a?oeTitanica?? with full orchestra. BroadwayWorld spoke recently with Moon's Artistic Directors Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas about the show and Moon's upcoming season. The two make for an interesting team, with Carollo's candor and exuberance playing off Thomas' reserve and deliberation.
by Review Roundups - Sep 30, 2019
Almost Famous has officially opened at The Old Globe! The show features book and lyrics by Academy Award winner and San Diego native Cameron Crowe. Performances run now through October 27, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Let's see what the critics are saying...
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2019
Today's top stories: The Inheritance begins previews, Girl From the North Country has announced initial casting, and more!
by BWW Special - Sep 27, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature ALMOST FAMOUS, Rob McClure As MRS. DOUBTFIRE, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the 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).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Renée Fleming will reprise her starring turn in The Light in the Piazza in the United States this fall. Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' six-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical will be directed by the UK's multiple Oliver Award-winning Daniel Evans.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Alex Jennings (Netflix's The Crown) and Solea Pfeiffer (Almost Famous, Hamilton) will join Renée Fleming in the limited Chicago presentation of The Light in the Piazza, for ten performances only, December 14-29, 2019, at Lyric Opera House (press opening Saturday, Dec. 14). Tickets start at $49 and are on sale now. The Chicago engagement follows the production's acclaimed run at the Royal Festival Hall in London this summer.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Seven-time Tony Award winning producers Sue Wagner and John Johnson announced today the formation of their new venture, Wagner Johnson Productions.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that Jason Gotay has joined New York City Center's Gala Presentation of Evita, November 13 - 24. Gotay will bring to life Che Guevara.
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2019
The Old Globe's world premiere musical Almost Famous, with book and lyrics by Academy Award winner and San Diego native Cameron Crowe, opened just last week on September 27.
by BWW Special - Oct 4, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature ALMOST FAMOUS, Rob McClure As MRS. DOUBTFIRE, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
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!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Andrew Barth Feldman and Adrian Dickson Bring 'SW: A New(sical) Hope' to 54 Below on February 9th, 2020 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM.
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 23, 2019
Internship application season is officially underway! To help you navigate it all and prepare you to apply, we're giving you an inside look at some of the New York theatre community's most coveted internships, including Feinstein's/54 Below, Marathon Digital, and more to see what the day-to-day intern life is like and what these companies look for in applicants. Check it all out!
by Student Blogger: Emily Bonifacio - Oct 22, 2019
Last week the book 'Me' was released by the legend Elton John and it got me thinking about Elton's contribution to musical theatre. His music and his generous personality have touched millions. His musical fantasy movie Rocketman, that came out earlier this year, based on his life is one of the greatest, in my opinion, films ever made. He has such a passion and love for everything he does and what he has given the magical world of musical theatre is just as extraordinary.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
BroadwayWorld has just learned the original Dr. Pomatter, Drew Gehling, will make a return to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre this fall. Gehling will take over the role, currently played by  Mark Evans, beginning October 30, through the show's closing performance on January 5. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then, Bring It On, Almost Famous) will take to the stage to celebrate Brooklyn Children's Theatre's 15th anniversary at the Edison Ballroom on Monday, October 21st, along with Broadway's Heidi Blickenstaff ([title of show], Something Rotten), Syndee Winters (Hamilton, The Lion King), and Gayle Turner (The Wiz), plus special performances by Shakina Nayfack (Hulu's Difficult People) and current BCT students.
by TV News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
CBS All Access, CBS' digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced that Eion Bailey, Katherine McNamara and Hamish Linklater have joined the cast of its original limited event series THE STAND, based on Stephen King's bestselling novel of the same name. They join previously announced cast members James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Henry Zaga, Brad William Henke, Alexander Skarsgard and Whoopi Goldberg.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2019
Today's top stories: The Great Society opens and more!
by E.H. Reiter - Oct 1, 2019
ALMOST FAMOUS may be about people chasing music, and the bright lights of fame, but with a fantastic cast, great music, and creative choreography, this new musical doesn't need to chase anything, it's ready to bring some rock and roll to Broadway.
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Friday! Wrap up another week by catching up on the latest Broadway news!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Producer Ron Hanks today announced the start of filming of Five Teenagers Walk Into A Bar later this month outside of Los Angeles.  This coming-of-age, short film tells the story of five barely acquainted teens – an almost-famous Instagram model Nicole Elizabeth Berger, a Goth girl Lana Schwartz, a young transgender person Isaiah Stannard, a blonde truth teller Violet Young and a sassy redhead cheerleader Clara Young – who are abandoned in the middle of the barren desert on a field trip from a fancy LA private school.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 23, 2019
Worldwide music superstar Barry Manilow will take up residence on Broadway this summer.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 23, 2019
Broadway and music industry luminaries gathered for a reading that featured Tony-nominee Anika Larsen (Beautiful) portraying Elaine Miller the mother of the film's protagonist, William. The role was made famous by Frances McDormand in the film.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019
Trevor is a MAP-flavored tragicomedy about family, the nature of love, and the lies we tell ourselves to avoid facing sad and terrible truths. At the center of this world are Trevor, an almost-famous chimpanzee, and his owner & 'mom' Sandra. Trevor's getting older and more uncontrollable by the day, but Sandra knows Trevor would never hurt a fly ... not on purpose, anyway. A painfully funny satire exploring how flawed communication can lead to disaster.
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
The 21st Annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert and also known as 'Ebertfest,” announced today the final slate of films for the 2019 event.  
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
Behind the Scenes is thrilled to announce that the work of famed Rock'n'Roll photographer and author Neal Preston is coming to the USITT show, March 21-23 in Louisville, KY courtesy of The Lightpower Collection. Neal's iconic pictures will be displayed in the BTS booth #1253 and his books Exhilarated & Exhausted and In the Eye of the Hurricane will be available for sale. Posters, including his famous images of Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant, will also be available for just $10 each. Sales of books, posters and prints will benefit the Behind the Scenes charity. Behind the Scenes would like to thank The Lightpower Collection, Shepard, TMB, and USITT for making this exhibition possible.
by Alan Henry - Jun 6, 2019
Producer Kevin McCollum announced today that the new musical, Mrs. Doubtfire, will premiere at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre this fall on route to Broadway.  The musical features a book Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell and music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, the Tony Award nominated team behind Something Rotten!  Four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Hello, Dolly!) will direct and Lorin Latarro (Waitress) will choreograph.  Ethan Popp (Tina) will serve as Music Supervisor.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Casting has been confirmed for the 69th Broadway At Music Circus season, which begins June 11 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. The season includes four Broadway At Music Circus premieres, Shrek the Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Wiz, and In the Heights.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
It's all happening as The Old Globe throws the party of the year-the 2019 Globe Gala, Where Black Tie Meets Tie-Dye, on Saturday, September 21, in support of the theatre's arts engagement and artistic programs. The get-down fun will be on the Globe's Copley Plaza, as Cameron Crowe's Oscar-winning movie Almost Famous returns to its home city reimagined as a world-premiere musical. Globe Board members Ellise Coit and Karen Tanz serve as Co-Chairs.
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
Michelle Forbes (The Killing, Berlin Station) is one of the newest additions to USA's Treadstone, an action-packed thriller set amidst the CIA black ops program Operation Treadstone.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2019
Today's top stories: Tonight, Alice Ripley, Tony Yazbeck, Betsy Wolfe, and many more Broadway stars take the stage in Into The Woods at Town Hall!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 25, 2019
Elton John's classic song, 'Tiny Dancer' will be featured in the musical adaptation of Almost Famous.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2019
Santa Monica Playhouse has been a cultural treasure in the seaside community for 60 years. Now, the Playhouse is giving love back with its Fourth Annual Binge Free Festival (BFF), a full month of free performances, workshops, readings, music and poetry in Santa Monica's ONLY fringe festival. The BFF's primary focus will be on Santa Monica and Los Angeles-based artists.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
The third show in the 2019 season is the Broadway At Music Circus premiere of the award-winning musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone, starring writeractorcomedian Bruce Vilanch and featuring a cast of Broadway veterans. The show runs Tuesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 14 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
The Drowsy Chaperone is now on stage at Broadway at Music Circus! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2019
The third show in the 2019 season is the Broadway At Music Circus premiere of the award-winning musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone is now on stage, starring writeractorcomedian Bruce Vilanch and featuring a cast of Broadway veterans. The show runs Tuesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 14 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento. Check out video of the cast in action!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
The third show in the 2019 season is the Broadway At Music Circus premiere of the award-winning musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone is now on stage, starring writeractorcomedian Bruce Vilanch and featuring a cast of Broadway veterans. The show runs Tuesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 14 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento. Check out photos of the cast in action!
by BWW Special - Aug 9, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature INTO THE WOODS in Los Angeles, Lea Salonga in SWEENEY TODD and more!
by Paul Smith - Aug 6, 2019
BroadwayWorld recently announced the cast of Almost Famous, the musical adaptation of the 2000 film. The show is set to run at The Old Globe from September to October and will star Colin Donnell, Solea Pfeiffer and many others.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Due to popular demand, The Old Globe announced today a one-week-only extensiona?"through Sunday, October 27a?"of Almost Famous, a world-premiere musical
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 22, 2019
We asked BroadwayWorld readers to give us their most burning questions about theatre's inner workings, and we received a question asking about what out-of-town tryouts are heading to the stage in the coming months. So we've put together a look to productions from around the country, from Atlanta to Chicago to San Diego and more! Check out our guide to get a peek at upcoming shows including Six, Almost Famous, Becoming Nancy, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of André Bishop, has announced it will produce a new musical during its 2019-2020 season. FLYING OVER SUNSET, with a book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, will feature choreography by Michelle Dorrance, and will begin previews March 12, 2020 and open on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck will head the cast with additional casting to be announced at a later date.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2019
Today's top stories: Six is headed to Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Producers Lia Vollack, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson today announced the cast and creative team for Almost Famous, a world premiere musical with book and lyrics by Academy Award winner Cameron Crowe, based on his iconic film. Almost Famous, which will open the 2019-2020 Season at The Old Globe (Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields), is directed by Tony Award® nominee Jeremy Herrin and features original music and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award winner Tom Kitt. Performances will run September 13 a?' October 20, with an official opening night on September 27.
by - Apr 27, 2019
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/27/2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
The Old Globe's 2019–2020 Season includes three world premieres, five West Coast premieres, and a Tony Award–winning production of an American masterwork.
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Roger Ebert's Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert and also known as 'Ebertfest,” announced today that the 22nd Annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival will take place April 15-18, 2020 at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, IL with related talks and panel discussions to be held at the Hyatt Place in Champaign and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.