Almost Famous

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.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Old Globe Theatre

(San Diego, CA)
1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA 92101
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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 Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2019
Today's top stories: Andrew Garfield will lead the film adaptation of tick, tick...Boom! directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
The full Chicago cast has been announced for the limited holiday engagement of beloved Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza, for ten performances only, December 14-29, 2019, at Lyric Opera House. The cast includes Renee Fleming and Rob Houchen, along with three-time Olivier Award winner Alex Jennings (Netflix's The Crown) and rising star Solea Pfeiffer (Almost Famous, Hamilton), as well as world-renowned soprano Marie McLaughlin, Broadway star Eric Sciotto (Something Rotten) and award-winning soprano Suzanne Kantorski. Additional casting includes West End talent Malcolm Sinclair, Rhona McGregor, Matthew Woodyatt and ensemble members Jordan Castle, Nicholas Duncan, Chlöe Hart, Molly Lynch, Tom Partridge and Monica Swayne.
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 BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
A curated panel discussion with working actors and industry professionals about the reality of what is required to really be successful as an actor in the entertainment business. Produced and developed by Megan Ford Miller, Producer & Promoter and Mom to Reid Miller actor, Good Joe Bell, YOU S2, Play by Play, A girl Named Jo, FREDI, The Fosters, Criminal Minds, to name a few. Together she her son Reid have been on a journey of hard work and sacrifice for almost seven years as they have worked together to build a career for him as an actor. You will hear from other long invested actors in the business and industry professionals speaking frankly about what they are looking for in a client, and what they need from you as a client & an actor. This panel is strategically put together to encourage you as a performer to dig in and keep yourself resilient for the long journey ahead. This is part of the curated Binge Fringe of Free Theater tickets are *FREE but you must call or email to reserve a seat.
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 Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2019
Jimmy Fallon teases Billy Crudup about a restaurant's terrible caricature of him and being offered a cameo in the Almost Famous Broadway musical over the Golden God himself.
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 - Nov 5, 2019
Today's top stories: Ian McKellen brings his one man show to Broadway for one night only, and more!
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2019
New York City Center is getting ready for its Gala Presentation of Evita, running November 13 - 24. Directed by Sammi Cannold, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock-opera musical follows the controversial ascent of Argentina's renowned first lady. The production will star two actors in the title role. Maia Reficco, award-winning Argentine actor and recording artist, will play Eva age 15 - 20, and Solea Pfeiffer (Almost Famous, Hamilton), last at City Center in Songs for a New World, will play Eva age 20 - 33. The cast will also feature Jason Gotay as Che, Enrique Acevedo as Perón and Philip Hernandez as Magaldi.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 4, 2019
What's new, City Center? We're getting a look inside rehearsals for New York City Center's upcoming gala presentation of the legendary musical Evita! Check out this video to hear Solea Pfeiffer perform the show's classic song 'Rainbow High' alongside the show's ensemble.
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019
Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 - the new intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway's 'off-night hotspot' by The New York Times - will present Steven Brinberg in 'Simply Barbra: A Christmas Show,' the annual holiday edition of his acclaimed all-live homage to the legendary Barbra Streisand, on Wednesday, December 11 at 8:00 PM. The evening celebrates both Christmas and Hannukah, featuring holiday classics from Streisand's two Christmas albums, plus some of her biggest hits. Sam Gravitte (Wicked, Almost Famous) will be Brinberg's special musical guest. Christopher Denny will serve as Music Director.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
Sony Exec Lia Vollack is going solo with her on Broadway production company, Lia Vollack Productions. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new company will launch with two upcoming 2020 Broadway shows, Almost Famous and MJ the Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
On November 13, New York City Center kicked off its Gala Presentation of Evita, running through November 24. Directed by Sammi Cannold, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock-opera musical follows the controversial ascent of Argentina's renowned first lady.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2019
Last night, November 13, New York City Center kicked off its Gala Presentation of Evita, running through November 24. Directed by Sammi Cannold, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock-opera musical follows the controversial ascent of Argentina's renowned first lady.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Last night, November 13, New York City Center kicked off its Gala Presentation of Evita, running through November 24. Directed by Sammi Cannold, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock-opera musical follows the controversial ascent of Argentina's renowned first lady.
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 14, 2019
Last night, November 13, New York City Center kicked off its Gala Presentation of Evita, running through November 24. Directed by Sammi Cannold, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock-opera musical follows the controversial ascent of Argentina's renowned first lady.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 13, 2019
Today's top stories: Slava's Snowshow officially opens tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Tonight, New York City Center will kick off its Gala Presentation of Evita, running November 13 - 24. Directed by Sammi Cannold, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock-opera musical follows the controversial ascent of Argentina's renowned first lady. The production will star two actors in the title role. Maia Reficco, award-winning Argentine actor and recording artist, will play Eva age 15 - 20, and Solea Pfeiffer (Almost Famous, Hamilton), last seen at City Center in Songs for a New World, will play Eva age 20 - 33. The cast will also feature Jason Gotay as Che, Enrique Acevedo as Perón and Philip Hernandez as Magaldi.
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 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 - Dec 2, 2019
It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.
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.