New Release: Almost Famous
Written by Jamie Griffiths on March 3, 2023
New Release: Almost Famous
Today, Sony Masterworks Broadway, along with producers Lia Vollack and Michael Cassel, announced the upcoming release of Almost Famous – Original Broadway Cast Recording on April 21, 2023. Available now to preorder and presave, the album is produced by Scott M. Riesett, Tom Kitt and Cameron Crowe, and features original music by Kitt with Executive Producers Scott Farthing and Vollack, and features original music by Kitt with lyrics by Crowe and Kitt.
The year is 1973 and it’s all happening. Led Zeppelin is king, Richard Nixon is President, and idealistic 15-year-old William Miller is an aspiring music journalist. When Rolling Stone magazine hires him to go on the road with an up-and-coming band, William is thrust into the rock-and-roll circus, where his love of music, his longing for friendship, and his integrity as a writer collide. Almost Famous is a spirited tale of fandom, family, and the unforgettable characters you’ll meet along the way. Turn it up!
Making its debut alongside today’s digital preorder announce is the new track “1973” performed by Casey Likes, Emily Schultheis, Anika Larsen, and Company. “1973” is the musical’s opening number and fifth single available from the forthcoming Original Broadway Cast Recording of Almost Famous, following the release of “No Friends,” “Morocco,” “The Night-Time Sky’s Got Nothing on You” and “Everybody’s Coming Together.”
Almost Famous opened on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York City on November 3, 2022 and ran for 30 preview performances and 77 performances. It played its final performance on January 8, 2023.
Almost Famous, the new musical with book and lyrics by Academy Award® and Grammy Award® winner Cameron Crowe, based on his iconic film, featured music and lyrics by Tony, Grammy, Emmy, and Pulitzer Prize Award® winner Tom Kitt, direction by Tony and Olivier Award® nominee Jeremy Herrin, and choreography by Sarah O’Gleby.
The production starred Chris Wood, Tony Award® nominee Anika Larsen, Solea Pfeiffer, Drew Gehling, Rob Colletti, and introduced Casey Likes. The company included Matt Bittner, Chad Burris, Gerard Canonico, Julia Cassandra, Brandon Contreras, Jakeim Hart, Van Hughes, Jana Djenne Jackson, Katie Ladner, Danny Lindgren, Erica Mansfield, Alisa Melendez, Kevin Trinio Perdido, Andrew Poston, Emily Schultheis, Daniel Sovich, Libby Winters, and Matthew C. Yee.
The design team for Almost Famous included two-time Tony Award® and Emmy Award® winner Derek McLane (scenic and projection design), two-time Tony Award® winner David Zinn (costume design), seven-time Tony Award® winner Natasha Katz (lighting design), Tony Award® winner Peter Hylenski (sound design), Tom Kitt (orchestrations & arrangements), Bryan Perri (music direction), AnnMarie Milazzo (vocal design), Luc Verschueren (hair, wig, and makeup designer), Lorenzo Pisoni (physical movement coordinator), Jim Carnahan (casting director), Sue Wagner, John Johnson, Jillian Robbins, Devin Keudell (executive producers), and Bespoke Theatricals (general management).
Almost Famous (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
2. Who Are You With?
3. Ramble On
4. Fever Dog
6. It’s All Happening
7. Everybody’s Coming Together
8. The Night-Time Sky’s Got Nothing on You
9. No Friends
10. Something Real
11. Tiny Dancer
12. Stick Around
13. Elaine’s Lecture
14. It Ain’t Easy / It’s All Happening (Reprise)
15. Listen to Me
16. The Wind
17. Lost in New York City / River
18. The Real World
19. Goodbye / New Day Coming
20. Finale: Everybody’s Coming Together
21. Fever Dog Bow
22. He Knows Too Little (And I Know Too Much) (Bonus Track)
Who Are You With?
It’s All Happening
Everybody’s Coming Together
The Night-Time Sky’s Got Nothing on You
It Ain’t Easy / It’s All Happening (Reprise)
Listen to Me
Lost in New York City / River
The Real World
Goodbye / New Day Coming
Finale: Everybody’s Coming Together
Fever Dog Bows
He Knows Too Little (And I Know Too Much) (Bonus Track)
Anything’s Possible (Bonus Track)