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‘Almost Famous’ Broadway Musical To End Run

With their final performance scheduled for January 8, 2023, the musical adaptation of Almost Famous will end its Broadway run after just several months.

On Monday night (12.19) the show took to their social media Twitter account with “Rock and roll is forever, but our Broadway journey ends January 8th. Come celebrate with us before it’s over. To our wonderful fans and family, our cast and crew are so thankful for joining us on this amazing ride.”

Less than two months since they debuted The Almost Famoumusical premiered on Broadway on November 3, following a month of previews. The show had been in the works for about four years, with the original film’s writer/director, Cameron Crowe (who wrote the book and co-wrote the lyrics with composer Tom Kitt,) first teasing the project back in 2018. Almost Famous opened in Crowe’s hometown of San Diego in 2019, and the show finally made it to Broadway after pandemic restrictions eased up.

Despite all attempts to the contrary, the Broadway play failed to catch on and per Broadway World, the show played to audiences that were about 75% percent full for the past three weeks, and grossed $765,060 during the week of December 11. In total, Almost Famous has grossed approximately $6.8 million from the $18 million spent to back the project (per The New York Times). 

In a statement, producers Lia Vollack and Michael Cassel said, “Almost Famous, like the music it celebrates, will endure.” Along with noting that the Broadway musical’s cast album is still set to arrive March 17, the pair said they were looking forward to “the many productions in communities across the country and world, for years to come.”

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Author: Saul Goode

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