The company of ‘Almost Famous,’ photo by Matt Murphy.
Yesterday, producers Lia Vollack and Michael Cassel announced that Almost Famous, the new musical with book and co-lyrics by Academy Award and Grammy Award winner Cameron Crowe, based on his iconic film, will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street)
Almost Famous will have played 30 preview performances and 77 performances through January 8, 2023.
In a statement the producers said, “Almost Famous, like the music it celebrates, will endure. 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.”
In The Broadway Blog’s review of this new musical, Ryan Leeds wrote, “Essentially, if you’ve seen the movie, you’ve seen the show. Except the show is an impoverished imitation of its source material and feels interminably longer. Solea Pfeiffer is mesmerizing in her Broadway debut as Penny Lane. Vocally, she imbues each note with warmth and commands the stage with confidence and conviction. It’s no simple task given the material she’s been handed. Likes, who is also a Broadway first timer, radiates star power and will hopefully be moving on to better projects sooner than later. While it’s truly thrilling to see new talent emerge onto a Broadway stage, it’s not enough to suffer through the raffs and riffs of Almost Famous: The Musical.”
Almost Famous features music and co-lyrics by Tony, Grammy, Emmy and Pulitzer Prize Award winner Tom Kitt, direction by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Jeremy Herrin, and choreography by Sarah O’Gleby.
The production stars Chris Wood, Tony Award nominee Anika Larsen, Solea Pfeiffer, Drew Gehling, Rob Colletti, and Casey Likes. 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.