It’s all happening… San Diego, 1973. Led Zeppelin is king, Richard Nixon is President, and idealistic 15 year-old William Miller is an aspiring music journalist. When Rolling Stone magazine hires him to go on the road with an up-and-coming band, William is thrust into the rock-and-roll circus, where his love of music, his longing for friendship, and his integrity as a writer collide. Written by Academy Award® winner Cameron Crowe based on his iconic film, Almost Famous is about a young man finding his place in the world and the indelible characters he meets along the way.
Almost Famous, which will open the 2019-2020 Season at The Old Globe (Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields), features a book by Crowe based on his Academy Award- winning screenplay, music by Pulitzer Prize® and Tony Award® winner Tom Kitt, lyrics by Tom Kitt and Cameron Crowe, and direction by Jeremy Herrin. Performances will run September 13 – October 20, with an official opening night on September 27.