We are so excited to announce the release of the Almost Famous Original Broadway Cast Recording. Available now, the album was produced by Scott M. Riesett, Tom Kitt and Cameron Crowe with Executive Producers Scott Farthing and Vollack, and features original music by Kitt with lyrics by Crowe and Kitt. It was recorded and mixed by Roy Hendrickson, with additional recording by Ian Kagey, in November 2022 at Power Station at BerkleeNYC, New York, NY, and February 2020 at Sear Sound, New York, NY.
Almost Famous takes Cameron Crowe’s iconic 2000 film and gives it an electrifying live rendering transporting audiences to the 1970s when rock was king and dreams were realized on the road. Beloved by fans, the new soundtrack gives them an enduring memento of the original Broadway production.
Almost Famous, the new musical with book and lyrics by Academy Award® and Grammy Award® winner Cameron Crowe, based on his iconic film, featured music and 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 starred Chris Wood, Tony Award® nominee Anika Larsen, Solea Pfeiffer, Drew Gehling, Rob Colletti, and introduced Casey Likes. The company included 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 design team for Almost Famous included two-time Tony Award® and Emmy Award® winner Derek McLane (scenic and projection design), two-time Tony Award® winner David Zinn (costume design), seven-time Tony Award® winner Natasha Katz (lighting design), Tony Award® winner Peter Hylenski (sound design), Tom Kitt (orchestrations & arrangements), Bryan Perri (music direction), AnnMarie Milazzo (vocal design), Luc Verschueren (hair, wig, and makeup designer), Lorenzo Pisoni (physical movement coordinator), Jim Carnahan (casting director), Sue Wagner, John Johnson, Jillian Robbins, Devin Keudell (executive producers), and Bespoke Theatricals (general management).
ALMOST FAMOUS, THE NEW MUSICAL SYNOPSIS
The year is 1973 and it’s all happening. 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. Almost Famous is a spirited tale of fandom, family, and the unforgettable characters you’ll meet along the way. Turn it up!
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