Almost Famous (Broadway)
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Almost Famous (Broadway)

Almost Famous (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(325 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Great singing, Disappointing, Delightful, Banal

About the Show

A young man finds his place in the world through rock & roll in this musical based on the 2000 film.

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Member Reviews (325)

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1105 Reviews | 273 Followers
Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if Had great sets and singing.

Don't see it if Needs some workout, but overall fun.

635 Reviews | 237 Followers
Dated, Disappointing, Great singing, Bland, Tepid

See it if You absolutely love the movie or you want to see a flop before it closes. (It’s not bad — it’s just mediocre / flat.)

Don't see it if You’re looking for a show that’ll rock your world. The elements — book, score, cast — are all okay. It just somehow doesn’t come together.

562 Reviews | 64 Followers
Great cast. great staging. fun adaptation.

See it if You liked the movie and the story. It's a smooth transition. A fun show about rock n roll.

Don't see it if You want this to be a better version on the film.

525 Reviews | 82 Followers
Predictable, Great singing, Disappointing, Dated, Entertaining

See it if you like rock and roll music and an energetic cast.Show is fine, but it never really ignites.Very formulaic. Some wonderful performances.

Don't see it if you want something new and fresh. Or if you want something that will keep your attention. It's fine; it just doesn't have any oomph!

398 Reviews | 160 Followers
Incendiary cast in lukewarm production, Well-intentioned love letter to 1970s and 2000s, Unevenly entertaining, Great voices for mediocre music, Messy

See it if a fan of Cameron Crowe’s film upon which this is based, like frothy and chaotic fun, and don’t mind a mediocre yet spirited adaptation.

Don't see it if seeking a “family friendly” show (drugs, sex, and rock ‘n’ roll abound); expecting the same awe and charming nostalgia of the film. Read more

409 Reviews | 74 Followers
Disappointing book of a musical, Talented ensemble, Slow, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if you are in the mood to experience a "freshman" trying to find its way with the big boys of Broadway.

Don't see it if you are expecting to feel the "ELECTRICITY" you experienced when you saw the film (of the same name) back in August of 2000. Read more

358 Reviews | 70 Followers
Bland, Clunky, Fake

See it if you didn't see the movie & don't mind so-so singing, sub-par acting, by-the-numbers writing, banal directing & boring set design. It's a dud

Don't see it if you're expecting an inspiring show on the heart of rock'n'roll. This is too cutesy and middle-of-the-road and 'pretending' to feel authentic

273 Reviews | 598 Followers

See it if you like the movie, or haven't seen the movie. Interesting coming of age story.

Don't see it if You didn't like the movie. Essentailly the same but with more music.

Critic Reviews (24)

The New York Times
November 3rd, 2022

"...the stage musical misses every opportunity to be the sharp, smart entertainment it might have been... it lands instead in a mystifying muddle, occasionally diverting but never affecting."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 3rd, 2022

"It so desperately wants to remind you of something else you might’ve loved that the presiding emotional affect ends up being melancholy. We’ve missed the tour bus twice over. This is almost 'Almost Famous'."
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The Hollywood Reporter
November 3rd, 2022

"For anyone who spent their youth obsessing over great music and believing rock stars were, well, rock stars, 'Almost Famous' will carry a dulcet pang of recognition. Pass the Quaaludes."
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Entertainment Weekly
November 3rd, 2022

"While the Broadway version of 'Almost Famous' may not be full of surprises, it capably and dutifully retells Crowe's semi-autobiographical tale of aspiring teen rock journalist William Miller."
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November 3rd, 2022

"It’s all entertaining enough — and no doubt a particular draw for the nostalgic baby-boomer-plus crowd — but there’s nothing extraordinary in the transformation to the stage. Not even almost."
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The Wall Street Journal
November 3rd, 2022

"Although the musical has undoubtedly been crafted with care, Mr. Crowe’s unusually lovely and authentic movie here feels tamed and out-of-focus, becoming yet another blandly diminished stage version of material that was more fresh, trenchant and affecting on film."
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The Washington Post
November 3rd, 2022

"In the end, all that these re-creations bring to mind is that imitation is not always the sincerest form of flattery."
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New York Theatre Guide
November 4th, 2022

"Even when it’s blurry, 'Almost Famous' has smart things to say about the power of music, weirdness of celebrity, force of family, and bittersweetness of life."
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