Patrick Fugit and Kate Hudson in a scene from the iconic film, released in 2000. Clarín Archive Photo
One trend in recent years on Broadway has been the adaptation of musicals based on iconic films. So it’s no wonder a beloved movie is wanted almost famousthat the plot also takes place in the music industry, has become a musical.
Its director and screenwriter, Cameron Crowe, has been working on the stage adaptation of his film for many years. The news is that the play will finally hit Broadway before the end of the year.
almost famous was released in September 2000 and was inspired by Crowe’s experiences as a teenage music journalist for the magazine. rolling stone.
Cameron Crowe, happy with his Oscar for best original screenplay for the film coming today to Broadway as a musical. Clarin Image File
Actor Patrick Fugit plays the 15-year-old boy who in the ’70s was accepted by that medium and sent to follow in the footsteps of fictional rock band Stillwater.
While on tour, in addition to crossing paths with rock icons of that decade Led the Zeppelin, eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd (there are several appearances of real artists like Peter Frampton), falls in love with groupie Penny Lane (Kate Hudson), showing her the intimacy of touring bands.
Awards and re -releases
The film earned Cameron Crowe an Oscar for best original screenplay, while Kate Hudson and Frances McDormand garnered nominations for best supporting actress.
In January 2001, Hudson arrived with her husband and rock star Chris Robinson at the Golden Globe Awards. She will win as a supporting actress. Photo by AFP
Joe Hutshing and Saar Klein were also nominated for Best Editing for their work on the film.
The film’s soundtrack, which won a Grammy for “Best Compilation for Visual Media,” was re-released last year on a giant 102-song box set.
Unreleased songs in the re -release include a performance by the cast of Little dancerby Elton John, and a remix and edition of Amazing Journey / Sparksby The Who, arranged by Crowe himself.
Also included is Nancy Wilson’s original score, Stillwater’s original music (composed and recorded by Crowe, Wilson, and Peter Frampton), and classics by other legendary artists.
A musical on cat flaps since 2018
Crowe began to convert almost famous on a musical stage in 2018, always focused on Broadway. He himself wrote the book for the play, along with composer Tom Kitt -of almost normal and of american idiot, with Green Day music- contributes original music. Both also collaborated on the composition of the letters.
Another scene from the film where Crowe recalls his beginnings as a columnist for “Rolling Stone” magazine. Clarin Image File
The play was made for the first – and only – time at San Diego’s The Old Globe Theater in 2019. It was directed by Tony Award nominee Jeremy Herrin and received rave reviews.
Since then, there has been little news about the musical, prompting some to wonder if the project is dead. But this week, the musical production updated its website and its official Twitter bio. And they announced: “It’s all happening … Broadway 2022.”
Other than the fact that the show will be coming to the Great White Way in the last quarter of this year, no further details have been revealed. The production is likely to debut on Broadway in the U.S. winter, hoping to position itself for the 2023 Tony Awards, which are usually held in the spring.