always famous to close on Broadway
When it closes, the musical based on the Cameron Crowe film will have played 77 performances.
Bring us closer, little dancer, because always famous closes on Broadway. The musical’s producers, Leah Volak and Michael Cassel, announced that the show would end on January 8, 2023. The musical opened on November 3. always famous He will have played 30 preview shows and 77 performances.
The producers said in a joint statement:always famousLike the music you celebrate, it will continue. We look forward to the cast’s recording release on March 17, and to many productions in communities across the country and the world for years to come.”
Although the musical was based on the Academy Award-winning film by Cameron Crowe (who wrote the book and contributed lyrics), it was not very warmly received on Broadway. In the week of December 11th, it only brought in $765,060 in grosses, which while respectable, wasn’t enough to cover the show’s running costs. Read what the critics said about the show here.
Despite the closure, the show will continue in the form of a cast album; The album will be released on March 17th. The producers also told The New York Times that they hope to tour the show.
Watch the actors and creators talk about the inspiration behind them always famous:
Falls in 1973, always famous It follows an aspiring 15-year-old music journalist hired by Rolling Stone to go on tour with an up-and-coming rock band. Crowe won an Academy Award for his semi-autobiographical screenplay chronicling his time as a young journalist for The Allman Brothers Band and Led Zeppelin.
The cast also includes Soliya Pfeiffer as Penny Lane’s groupie, Chris Wood as the band’s guitarist Russell Hammond, Casey Loves as teen writer William Miller, Tony nominee Annika Larsen as William’s mother Elaine, Drew Gilling as the band’s lead vocalist Jeff Bibby, and Rob Colletti as journalist Lester Bangs.
The cast also includes Matt Bittner, Chad Burris, Gerard Canonico, Julia Cassandra, Brandon Contreras, Jacquim Hart, Van Hughes, Jana Degen Jackson, Katie Ladner, Dani Lindgren, Erika Mansfield, Alyssa Melendez, Kevin Perdido, Andrew Poston, Emily Schultheis, Daniel Sovic, Libby Winters, and Matthew C. Yee.
always famous It is directed by Tony nominee Jeremy Herren and features book and lyrics by Crowe and music and lyrics by Tony and Pulitzer winner Tom Kitt.
The creative team includes choreographer Sarah Ogleby, musical supervisor Brian Perry, scenic designer Derek MacLean, costume designer David Zane, lighting designer Natasha Katz, sound designer Peter Helinski, hair and makeup designer Luke Verschuren, and physical movement coordinator Lorenzo Bisoni. The arrangements and orchestrations have been penned by Kate, and the sound design will be by Annemarie Milazzo. Production written by Jim Carnahan.
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