Almost Famous, the upcoming Broadway musical based on the 2000 Cameron Crowe film, has partnered with nine New York City record stores to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the film's release. On September 13, the record stores will showcase an Almost Famous-inspired vinyl selection of records curated by the Oscar-winning filmmaker.
Participating record stores include Rough Trade, Generation Records, RPM Underground, Rock and Soul DJ Equipment, Limited to 1, Looney Tune Records, HiFi Records & Café, Record Stop and The Shop NYC.
The celebration will also feature a ticket giveaway: Each individual participating in the September 13 contest will be entered into a giveaway for free tickets to Almost Famous, which begins previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre October 3, with opening night set for November 3. The ticket giveaway is limited to one entry person.
To enter, take a photograph at participating record stores, tagging both the store and Almost Famous the musical. Once the photograph is taken, enter the contest September 13 by posting on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, along with the required tags. Entries submitted through Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter must include the hashtag “#AFAppreciationDay” and must tag @almostfamousbwy. Due to technical restrictions and the way that each of the social-media platforms operate, the platform may also require tailoring of the photograph in order to satisfy the requirements of that social-media platform. Photographs must be directly uploaded (either to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook).
Almost Famous is based on the 2000 film by Cameron Crowe. Set in 1973, the story follows a 15-year-old aspiring music journalist who Rolling Stone hires to go on tour with an up-and-coming rock band. The new musical features a book and lyrics by Crowe and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt.
The cast will feature Solea Pfieffer, Chris Wood, Casey Likes, Tony nominee Anika Larsen, Drew Gehling, and Rob Colletti. The company will also include 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.