‘Almost Famous’ Will End on Broadway in January – The Hollywood Reporter

Music stage adaptation of Almost famous will perform its final show on Broadway on January 8, the producers announced Monday.

The musical, an adaptation of Cameron Crowe’s 2000 film, began pre-screening at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater on October 3 and opened on November 3.

This is the latest Broadway show to announce its closure, after KOREAN POPclosed on December 11, two weeks after opening and Not Moreceived an end notice, but has now been extended through December 23 after production supporters and celebrities rallied around the show.

The closure announcement comes as tourist activity in New York remains dwindling and as Broadway shows grapple with higher operating costs and changing audience behavior. Almost famous also received mixed reviews to poor, with hollywood reporterDavid Rooney’s highlights its “contagious energy” while asking “Does it need to be a theatrical musical? Can discuss.” Overall gross was decently average, with the musical bringing in $765,060 for the week ending December 11, but when it came to theaters at 74% capacity.

Almost famous, like the music it glorifies, will endure. We look forward to the cast’s recording released on March 17 and multiple productions in communities across the country and the world for many years to come,” producers Lia Vollack and Michael Cassel said. know.

The musical features a book by Crowe, a score by Tom Kitt, directorial by Jeremy Herrin, and choreography by Sarah O’Gleby.

The Broadway production stars Chris Wood as Russell Hammond, Anika Larsen as Elaine Miller, Solea Pfeiffer as Penny Lane, Drew Gehling as Jeff Bebe, and Casey Likes as William Miller.


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