In September of last year, we learned that director Cameron Crowe was busy at work on a musical adaptation of his movie Almost Famous and that he had enlisted the help of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tom Kitt (American Idiot) and director Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things).
That chatter last year has now come full circle and according to TheNew York Times, the musical is set for an opening slot during the 2019-20 season at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California. This is of course where much of Almost Famous takes place. It will begin previewing on September 13th, and the show itself will have its official premiere on September 27th.
Cameron explained: “As this experience started to be where we could actually open the play at the Old Globe, right across from where I used to live and within a one-mile radius from where I first met Lester and first fell in love with music,” and continued:“It just felt like, O.K., this becomes a personal story that kind of goes back home to where it all began.”
As we know, the movie version had a number of classic songs in its soundtrack that included Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Joni Mitchell, Crowe though, has remained tight-lipped as to whether they will play a part of the stage version, but did confirm that Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” would be included.
In September of last year Cameron Crowe shared a tweet of Tom Kitt at the piano, we thought it only fitting to remind you of the post.
— Cameron Crowe (@CameronCrowe) September 21, 2018