Broadway's Almost Famous has set a release date for its previously announced cast recording, which will be available for digital purchase and streaming along with physical releases on CD and vinyl March 17. The new musical, with a book and lyrics by Cameron Crowe and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), officially opens November 3 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
Along with the release date, the production has dropped a fourth single: "No Friends" features Casey Likes and the company of Almost Famous, now available for streaming. Watch the music video, capturing the cast recording of the album at NYC's Sear Sound, above.
Set in 1973, Almost Famous follows a 15-year-old aspiring music journalist who Rolling Stone hires to go on tour with an up-and-coming rock band.
The cast features Solea Pfeiffer, Chris Wood, Casey Likes, Tony nominee Anika Larsen, Drew Gehling, and Rob Colletti. The company is rounded out by Matt Bittner, Chad Burris, Gerard Canonico, Julia Cassandra, Brandon Contreras, Jakeim Hart, Van Hughes, Jana Djenne Jackson, Katie Ladner, Danny Lindgren, Erica Mansfield, Alisa Melendez, Kevin Perdido, Andrew Poston, Emily Schultheis, Daniel Sovich, Libby Winters, and Matthew C. Yee.
Almost Famous is directed by Tony nominee Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall Parts One and Two), leading a creative team that also includes choreographer Sarah O'Gleby, music supervisor Bryan Perri, scenic designer Derek McLane, costume designer David Zinn, lighting designer Natasha Katz, sound designer Peter Hylenski, hair and makeup designer Luc Verschueren, and physical movement coordinator Lorenzo Pisoni. Kitt has penned arrangements and orchestrations, and vocal design is by AnnMarie Milazzo. The production is cast by Jim Carnahan.
Ahead of the official cast recording, the production plans to drop Almost Famous The Musical - 1973 Bootleg EP 12-inch vinyl in December. Listen to "Morocco," performed by the show's leads—Likes as William and Pfeiffer as Penny Lane—here.