Next to Normal Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt will compose the score for a new musical based on the 2000 Cameron Crowe film Almost Famous. Crowe, who will pen the book based on his Oscar-winning screenplay, will also co-write the lyrics with Kitt. Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things) has been tapped to direct.
The producing team consists of Lia Vollack on behalf of Columbia Live Stage, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson.
The semi-autobiographical film, starring Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, and Frances McDormand, charts the coming-of-age of a 15-year-old music fan named William who lands a Rolling Stone assignment.
No word yet on a production timeline or casting for the musical adaptation.
Crowe previously teased the musical with this video of Kitt at the piano, panning through a variety of notes and outlines: