almost knownthe stage musical adaptation of Cameron Crowe’s 2000 rock & roll film, has announced a Broadway arrival for 2022. With the current spring season nearly over, that means fall.
“It’s all happening…Broadway 2022,” the production reads. Official Twitter.
The musical, based on Crowe’s youth as a writer for Rolling Stone on the road with a famous rock band and their entourage of groupies, business people and coat hangers, will include a book and lyrics by Crowe , original music and lyrics by Tom Kitt (Next to normal, flying over the sunset), and directed by Jeremy Herrin.
The project has been in development since 2018. The film starred Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee and Philip Seymour Hoffman, with the plot following the young character of Crowe, played by Fugit, as he was traveling during the 1970s with a rock band called Stillwater (the fictional band is said to have been based on the Allman Brothers, the Eagles and Poco, with Crudup’s rock star character at one point shouting that he was a “god d’or”, a famous quote attributed to Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant).
The film’s soundtrack included a treasure trove of classic rock hits, including Paul Simon’s “America”, Rod Stewart’s “Every Picture Tells a Story”, Led Zeppelin’s “That’s The Way”, David Bowie’s version of “I’ m Waiting For The Man,” and a memorably ramshackle rendition of Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer.”
The cast and other details about the upcoming musical have not been revealed.