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The 'Almost Famous' Musical Is Finally Coming to Broadway!

The musical version of the Oscar-winning movie Almost Famous is officially heading to Broadway.

Almost Famous had a pre-Broadway tryout run in San Diego back in fall 2019 and now three years later, it will be moving to the Great White Way.

The musical’s official Twitter page changed its bio to read, “It’s all happening…Broadway 2022.”

Deadline reports that the musical will likely arrive on Broadway in Fall 2022, seeing as the spring season ends just in a few days.

Cameron Crowe, who wrote and directed the movie, wrote the book and lyrics for the musical with original music and lyrics by Tom Kitt.

Casting has not been announced yet, but Solea Pfeiffer is expected to reprise her role as Penny Lane. She said in a new interview with Town & Country, “I came into this role a girl and I’ll bring it to Broadway as a woman who sees the world differently.”

UPDATE: The show will begin preview performances on September 13 and Chris Wood will be joining the cast for his Broadway debut!

Scarlett Johansson & Colin Jost Honor Lorne Michaels, Bette Midler & More at Kennedy Center Honors 2021

Scarlett Johansson dazzles in a gold dress next to husband Colin Jost while arriving at the 2021 Kennedy Center Honors held at The Kennedy Center on Sunday evening (December 5) in Washington, DC.

The couple stepped out for the event along with SNL stars Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen, Seth Meyers, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, Pete Davidson, and alums Martin Short and Kevin Nealon to honor Lorne Michaels, who is an honoree at this years event.

He, along with Justino Diaz, Berry Gordy, Bette Midler, and Joni Mitchell, were all honored for their artistic contributions to American culture.

Bette‘s daughter Sophie Von Haselberg, as well as choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and his wife, Elly; Lisa Mordente, Chita Rivera, Debbie Allen, Beanie Feldstein, Herbie Hancock, Goldie Hawn, Kelli O’Hara, Ellie Goulding, Renee Fleming, Tiler Peck, Barbara Hershey, Cameron Crowe, Brandi Carlile, and Catherine Shepherd were also at the event this evening.

The first – President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden – and second – Kamala Harris and Douglas Emhoff – families were also in attendance at the gala event following a short award ceremony earlier in the day.

FYI: Scarlett Johansson is wearing a Dolce & Gabbana dress. Amy is wearing Theia.

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'Almost Famous' Musical Announces Casting for San Diego Run

The beloved movie Almost Famous is being turned into a musical and casting was just announced for the world premiere production in San Diego!

The story takes place in San Diego, so it’s perfect that the musical will premiere there. Cameron Crowe, who wrote and directed the Oscar-winning movie, wrote the book and lyrics for the musical. Tom Kitt, the Tony-winning composer of Next to Normal and If/Then, wrote the music.

Chicago Med‘s Colin Donnell and Hamilton‘s Solea Pfeiffer will be leading the cast as Russell Hammond and Penny Lane, who were played by Billy Crudup and Kate Hudson in the movie.

Also featured in the cast are Casey Likes as William Miller, Drew Gehling as Jeff Bebe, Anika Larsen as Elaine Miller, Robert Colletti as Lester Bangs, Matt Bittner as Larry Fellows, Chad Burris as Vic Nunez, Gerard Canonico as Dick Roswell, Julia Cassandra as Estrella, Brandon Contreras as Silent Ed Vallencourt, Sam Gravitte as Dennis Hope, Katie Ladner as Sapphire, Storm Lever as Polexia, Emily Schultheis as Anita Miller, Daniel Sovich as Darryl, Libby Winters as Leslie, Matthew C. Yee as Ben Fong-Torres, Van Hughes as David Felton, and Danny Lindgren and Alisa Melendez as swings.

The world premiere production of Almost Famous will take place at The Old Globe theatre in San Diego from September 13 through October 20. The official opening night is on September 27.

'Almost Famous' Broadway Musical In the Works!

A Broadway musical based on the beloved movie Almost Famous is in the works!

Cameron Crowe, who wrote and directed the 2000 movie, will write the book for the musical. Tony Award winner Tom Kitt will write the music and collaborate with Crowe on the lyrics.

English theatre director Jeremy Herrin will be directing the musical.

Almost Famous starred Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, and Patrick Fugit. It followed the story of a teenage journalist writing for Rolling Stone and working on a story about the fictional rock band Stillwater.

Crowe won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his work on the film.

'Aloha' Director Cameron Crowe Apologizes For Controversial Casting of Emma Stone as a Half Asian Character

Aloha director Cameron Crowe has written an essay responding to the backlash over casting Emma Stone as a part Hawaiian-Chinese character in his new film.

“Thank you so much for all the impassioned comments regarding the casting of the wonderful Emma Stone in the part of Allison Ng. I have heard your words and your disappointment, and I offer you a heart-felt apology to all who felt this was an odd or misguided casting choice,” Cameron wrote in an essay for The UnCool. “As far back as 2007, Captain Allison Ng was written to be a super-proud ΒΌ Hawaiian who was frustrated that, by all outward appearances, she looked nothing like one. A half-Chinese father was meant to show the surprising mix of cultures often prevalent in Hawaii. Extremely proud of her unlikely heritage, she feels personally compelled to over-explain every chance she gets. The character was based on a real-life, red-headed local who did just that.”

“I am grateful for the dialogue. And from the many voices, loud and small, I have learned something very inspiring. So many of us are hungry for stories with more racial diversity, more truth in representation, and I am anxious to help tell those stories in the future,” Cameron added. “Emma Stone was chief among those who did tireless research, and if any part of her fine characterization has caused consternation and controversy, I am the one to blame.”

Read the entire essay over at The UnCool.

Emma Stone & Rachel McAdams Pair Up for 'Aloha' Premiere

Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams both look stunning as they attend the premiere of their new movie Aloha held at The London West Hollywood on Wednesday evening (May 27) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The ladies were joined by their co-star Danielle Rose Russell and director Cameron Crowe.

Also starring Bradley Cooper, Aloha follows a celebrated military contractor who returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.

Earlier in the day, Emma was spotted grabbing lunch and hitting the gym with on-again boyfriend Andrew Garfield.

FYI: Rachel is wearing a Self Portrait dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, a Lee Savage bag, and Dana Rebecca and Melissa Kaye jewels. Emma is wearing an Emilio Pucci dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Vita Fede jewelry.

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