After announcing Cameron Crowe’s 2000 film Almost Famous was being adapted into a musical last year, a date has been set for the play’s worldwide premiere.
Almost Famous: The Musical is now set to debut on September 13th at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, with an opening night following on September 27th. The Jeremy Herrin-directed play will run at the Old Globe through until October 20th. Additionally, the musical will see music created by Tom Kitt, with lyrics by Kitt and Crowe.
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“It’s so wild: So much of it was born in that mile or two radius around the Old Globe,” Crowe explained, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. The film’s creator was excited that the musical would be premiering in the same city that inspired the film itself.