The musical adaptation of Cameron Crowe’s founding rock film almost known is heading to Broadway in 2022.
The 2001 coming-of-age film was based on Crowe’s own experiences in the early 1970s as a teenage music journalist for rolling stone, toured with rock bands Led Zeppelin, Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Crowe won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
The filmmaker announced in 2018 that he had begun work on adapting the film into a musical. He revealed that he was writing the music with Tom Kitt, who is known for his work on Green Day’s american idiot musical.
Crowe teased fans at the time by posting a short video to Twitter where the camera pans from Kitt playing the piano to a production board filled with post-its showcasing the various scenes, including “Stillwater sound check”.
The show’s Twitter profile has now updated his bio to read: “It’s all happening…Broadway 2022 #AlmostFamous”
When it was released more than two decades ago, almost known garnered numerous awards and nominations, including four Academy Award nominations, a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album Compilation for Motion Picture, Television or Other Media, and two Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture – Musical or comedy and a Best Supporting Actress win for Kate Hudson.
Other names that star in the film include Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee, Zoey Zeschanel, Anna Paquin, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The film’s soundtrack was re-released last year as a gigantic 102-track box set, with various configurations available.
The reissue’s previously unreleased songs include a cast rendition of Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer,” plus a remix and edit of The Who’s “Amazing Journey/Sparks,” arranged by director Cameron Crowe. Nancy Wilson’s original score was also featured, along with 14 excerpts.
Meanwhile, Fugit confirmed last year that Crowe was considering a different outcome for his character William.