Brodaway musical producers seem focused on raiding every single popular movie released within the last few Three decades with the stage, but few?films in recent memory seem?more designed for a stage musical than Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous, an autobiographical account of his time as the young rock reporter for Rolling Stone.?The film has rich period detail, great characters and – most significantly – many music. Inside film, the soundtrack was largely classic rock tracks and a few originals written as being the music within the band Crowe’s character follows on your way, Stillwater. Replace the famous hits with some originals and you really are running a business. In hindsight, it’s surprising it took this long to do that.
It finally happened in the week?(officially, anyway), whenever a press released announced that work well had commenced about the?Almost Famous?musical. Most importantly, Crowe himself is needed for the show, writing its book and co-writing its songs:
Producers Lia Vollack on the part of Columbia Live Stage, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson confirmed today that Almost Famous, a fresh musical adapted with the seminal Cameron Crowe flick, is inside the works. The musical will incorporate a book by Crowe determined by his Academy Award-winning screenplay, music by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tom Kitt, lyrics by Tom Kitt and Cameron Crowe, and directed by Jeremy Herrin.
If you are not through to your Broadway, Kitt won the Pulitzer and Tony for?Next to Normal, a rock musical regarding a woman with bpd. Actually is well liked wrote or co-wrote the music for any?High Fidelity,?Bring It On,?and Freaky Friday?musicals, so he’s?played this entire film-to-musical game?repeatedly before.
A day or two ago, Crowe virtually permit the news slip, utilizing this type of Twitter video from behind-the-scenes with the show:
It’s notable?that Crowe helps writing the songs besides the book. (Crowe co-wrote three of your Stillwater songs within the original film with Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, who had previously been his wife at the time.) These folks are really talented however it’s usually not easy to look for a replacement?for “Tiny Dancer.”
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