ALMOST FAMOUS Will Close on Broadway 

Dan Meyer
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December 20, 2022 8:39 AM

It’s time to hit the road and count the headlights on the highway. Almost Famous, the new musical based on Cameron Crowe’s 2000 hit film, will close on Broadway. The show will play its final performance January 8, 2023, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. At the end of its run, Almost Famous will have played 30 preview performances and 77 performances.

Almost Famous, like the music it celebrates, will endure,” said producers in a statement. “We look forward to the release of the cast recording on March 17, and to the many productions in communities across the country and world, for years to come.”

With a book and lyrics by Crowe himself, the show features music and co-lyrics by Tom Kitt, direction by Jeremy Herrin, and choreography by Sarah O’Gleby. Based on Crowe’s semi-autobiographical 2000 film of the same name, the story follows 15-year-old William Miller as he pursues a career in music journalism. After convincing Rolling Stone magazine he’s older than he looks (he’s not), William hits the road with an up-and-coming band.

The musical stars Casey Likes as William Miller, Chris Wood as Russell Hammond, Anika Larsen as Elaine Miller, Solea Pfeiffer as Penny Lane, Drew Gehling as Jeff Bebe, and Rob Colletti as Lester Bangs.

The company also includes Matt Bittner, Chad Burris, Gerard Canonico, Julia Cassandra, Brandon Contreras, Jakeim Hart, Van Hughes, Jana Djenne Jackson, Claire Kwon, Katie Ladner, Danny Lindgren, Erica Mansfield, Alisa Melendez, Kevin Trinio Perdido, Andrew Poston, Emily Schultheis, Daniel Sovich, Libby Winters and Matthew C. Yee.

The production features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Peter Hylenski, music supervision by Bryan Perri, vocal design by AnnMarie Milazzo, and hair, wig, and makeup design by Luc Verschueren.

‍‍Almost Famous opened November 3 at the Jacobs Theatre after beginning previews October 3. The musical had an out-of-town world premiere tryout in San Diego at The Old Globe in 2019.

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Dan Meyer

Dan joins Theatrely after previously serving as an Assistant Editor at Playbill. His favorite musicals are fast, historical, and witty, like Six, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd. He likes his plays dark and funny.

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