Cameron Crowe's life story of being a teenager, following a band, and writing their story for Rolling Stone Magazine back in the seventies, "Almost Famous", is Broadway bound. I love this movie, so I have high hopes for the musical.
Cameron told RS, “I remember the first day of filming Almost Famous, we were standing in downtown San Diego, shooting a scene with Phillip Seymour Hoffman on the very same street where I’d first met Lester Bangs. It felt surreal. It felt like a miracle. I called a friend of mine and said, ‘How did I get here?’ He laughed and said, ‘Enjoy it, this won’t happen again.’ The current miracle is that the feeling is coming alive again.”
Crowe’s script for Almost Famous won an Oscar for Best Screenplay, while Kate Hudson and Frances McDormand were both recognized in the Best Supporting Actress category that year for their roles as “Band-Aid” Penny Lane, and teen journalist William Miller’s conservative mother Elaine respectively.
No word yet on when or where the musical will premier.
Imagine the crowd singing along to Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" as "Doris" the tour bus rolls along...