Move over, Bruce Springsteen. The rock gods known as Stillwater may be playing Broadway soon.
On Tuesday, producers announced plans for a stage musical version of Cameron Crowe’s Oscar-winning 2000 film “Almost Famous.”
Crowe, who won the Academy Award for his original screenplay on the semiautobiographical film, will write the script and co-write the lyrics with Tony-winning composer Tom Kitt (“Next to Normal”), who will write the original score.
Jeremy Herrin (“Wolf Hall”) has signed on to direct the production, though the timing remains unclear.
The producers inlcude Lia Vollack on behalf of Columbia Live Stage, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner and John Johnson.
The 2000 film starred Patrick Fugit as a high school music geek who lands a dream assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to follow an up-and-coming rock band on tour. The film earned four Oscar nominations, including for Kate Hudson as a band groupie and Frances McDormand as his overbearing mother.
In addition to his work on “Next to Normal,” for which he shared the Pulitzer Prize in drama, Kitt has also scored such Broadway shows as “High Fidelity,” “Bring It On” and “If/Then.”
17 Top-Grossing Broadway Musicals of All Time, From 'Hamilton' to 'The Lion King' (Photos)
A ranked list of the biggest hits on the Great White Way, as of March 8, 2020 (according to The Broadway League)
17. "Rent" (original production) Opened: April 29, 1996 Closed: Sept. 7, 2008 Gross: $274.2 million
16. "The Producers" Opened: April 19, 2001 Closed: April 22, 2007 Gross: $288.4 million
15. "Mary Poppins" Opened: Nov. 16, 2006 Closed: March 3, 2013 Gross: $294.6 million
14. "Miss Saigon" (original production) Opened: April 11, 1991 Closed: Jan. 28, 2001 Gross: $298.7 million
13. "Kinky Boots" Opened: April 4, 2013 Closed: April 7, 2019 Gross to date: $319.0 million
12. "Les Misérables" (original production) Opened: March 12, 1987 Closed: May 18, 2003 Gross: $406.3 million