Almost Famous (Broadway)
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Almost Famous (Broadway)

Almost Famous (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(329 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 (329)

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212 Reviews | 40 Followers
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if if you want to see a new musical that is funny and endearing. Great cast and singing - great use of Elton John and Joni mItchell

Don't see it if if you do not like a rock and roll production that strays from the movie,

64 Reviews | 8 Followers
Great singing, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of great music and singing. It's beautifully performed and staged. (I don't pay attention to critics anymore)

Don't see it if you don't like rock music

118 Reviews | 12 Followers
Clever, Great music, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You like musicals, with a good rock score and a talented cast - the performance I saw had understudies on that were amazing.

Don't see it if You don’t like musical theatre or rock music. If you’re willing to give a show a chance, catch this whilst you still can.

65 Reviews | 11 Followers
Quirky, Delightful, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you're a fan of historical fiction and stories about must set in the 1970s.

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie. You won't like this then either. Read more

138 Reviews | 24 Followers
Top-notch cast, Heartwarming, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Seeing a charming cast bringing a beloved movie to the stage with a mix of classic 70s songs and new tunes. Very funny and sweet.

Don't see it if If you don’t like musicals based on musicals or if you dislike 70s rock music.

63 Reviews | 10 Followers
Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like rock n' roll, particularly from the 70's, arguably rock's golden era. Overall a serviceable musical and the second half was better

Don't see it if you don't enjoy musicals or if you didn't like Dear Evan Hansen. Read more

59 Reviews | 11 Followers
Enjoyable, Entertaining, Spirited, Rock concert feel, Fun

See it if you want to feel like you are at a rock concert and enjoy music from the 1970's-80's.

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie, don't like rock or stories about groupies.

274 Reviews | 597 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 (26)

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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