Almost Famous,opened on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre last night based on Academy Award® and Grammy Award® winner Cameron Crowe’s iconic film of the same name, featuring 15 Broadway cast debuts. Opening night guests for the evening included the legendary Joni Mitchell, who attended her first Broadway show ever and proclaimed it “even better than the movie.”

Other first-nighters included Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen, Clive Davis, Paul Rudd, the musical’s co-creator Cameron Crowe, and a slew of Broadway elite, including Tommy Tune, Lynn Nottage, Vanessa Williams.

Joni Mitchell (photo: Emilio Madrid)

Produced by Lia Vollack and Michael Cassel, Almost Famous features a book and lyrics by Academy Award® winner Cameron Crowe, music and lyrics by Tony, Grammy, Emmy and Pulitzer Prize Award® winner Tom Kitt, direction by Tony and Olivier Award® nominee Jeremy Herrin, and choreography by Sarah O’Gleby.

Creative Team (photo Jenny Anderson)
Cast (photo: Jenny Anderson)

The production stars Chris Wood, Tony Award® nominee Anika Larsen, Solea Pfeiffer, Drew Gehling, Rob Colletti, and introducing Casey Likes. The company will also include Matt Bittner, Chad Burris, Gerard Canonico, Julia Cassandra, Brandon Contreras, Jakeim Hart, Van Hughes, Jana Djenne Jackson, Claire KwonKatie Ladner, Danny Lindgren, Erica Mansfield, Alisa Melendez, Alex Nee, Kevin Trinio Perdido, Andrew Poston, Emily Schultheis, Daniel Sovich, Libby Winters, and Matthew C. Yee.

Photos: Emilio Madrid (Featured Image)