Cameron Crowe Says ‘Almost Famous’ Will Make Its Stage Debut “In The Coming Months”

first_imgCameron Crowe‘s Oscar-winning 2000 film, Almost Famous, is being adapted into a new stage musical. According to Rolling Stone, the production has been in development for the last couple of years and is expected to hit Broadway “in the near future.”After Crowe posted a video of composer Tom Kitt performing at the piano, it’s been confirmed that the American Idiot composer penned the original music for the upcoming production. Alongside Crowe’s stage book, Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things) will be the production’s director.Almost Famous, the movie, is set in 1973 and chronicles the start of a 15-year-old journalist’s career in music, specifically his first assignment for Rolling Stone magazine, in which he fakes his age in order to go on tour with a band that’s about to enter the peak of their career. The storyline itself is a fictionalized version of Crowe’s own experience writing for the same publication as a teenager in the early 1970s.“I remember the first day of filming Almost Famous,” Crowe recalled to Rolling Stone. “We were standing in downtown San Diego, shooting a scene with Phillip Seymour Hoffman on the very same street where I’d first met Lester Bangs [who Hoffman plays in the scene]. It felt surreal. It felt like a miracle. I called a friend of mine and said, ‘How did I get here?’ He laughed and said, ‘Enjoy it, this won’t happen again.’ The current miracle is that the feeling is coming alive again.”While details remain unconfirmed as to where or when the production will make its debut, Crowe does profess his commitment by saying that “it doesn’t even feel like work.” He continues, “It feels like a new adventure, a natural progression but still true to the question that started it all. ‘What do you love about music?’. Can’t wait to bring it to you in the coming months.”Take a peek at the video Crowe posted of Tom Kitt performing at the piano in preparation of the new musical:last_img read more

Alan Shearer backs Chelsea to beat Arsenal and Manchester United in Premier League top-four race

first_img Comment Arsenal were beaten by Wolves on Wednesday evening (PA Wire)‘That’s how bad Manchester United have fallen – we’re praising them because of their attitude.‘So because of that reason and because Arsenal have got two away games, and they’ve been hopeless away from home, Tottenham are in and probably Chelsea.‘I would expect Man United to win their last two games against Huddersfield and Cardiff but I still don’t think that will be enough.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Apr 2019 6:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link43Shares Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Alan Shearer backs Chelsea to beat Arsenal and Manchester United in Premier League top-four race Alan Shearer is backing Chelsea to finish fourth in the Premier League (Optus Sport)Alan Shearer believes Chelsea will secure a top-four finish alongside Tottenham in the Premier League with Manchester United and Arsenal missing out.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side suffered another setback on Wednesday evening as they were beaten 2-0 by Manchester City at Old Trafford.Meanwhile, Arsenal also failed to bounce back after their loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat away to Wolves.With three games remaining, Spurs currently sit third on 70 points, while Chelsea, who drew at home to Burnley on Monday evening, are in fourth spot with 67 points.ADVERTISEMENTAnd Shearer believes United and Arsenal will not have enough to overhaul Spurs or Chelsea, who face Solskjaer’s side on Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side were beaten by Man City (AMA/Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAdvertisementAdvertisementAsked to name the two teams who will make up the final top-four places, Shearer told Optus Sport: ‘Probably Chelsea, only because the lack of form from the others.‘We’re sat here talking about Manchester United and the first thing we talk about tonight [after the defeat to Man City] is: ‘at least they put the effort in’.last_img read more

Amokachi confident Morocco will land 2026 WC rights

first_img0Shares0000Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi left) presents the Morocco 2026 World Cup bid book to FKF president Nick Mwendwa right) at the FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 18- On June 13 in Moscow, Russia, FIFA delegates will head into a vote to decide who between CONCACAF and CAF will get the rights to host the 2026 World Cup in a Congress that will precede this year’s showpiece.Canada, Mexico and the United States have teamed up to carry CONCACAF’s bid while Morocco will seek to be the second African country to host the quadrennial extravaganza after South Africa in 2010. The Moroccans have been globetrotting trying to lobby votes from the 211 FIFA members as they aim to bring the World Cup to Africa.“Why did we have to wait for over 100 years before Africa hosted the World Cup? Why should we wait for another 100 years when there is an opportunity in 2026? Africa is a friendly continent with beautiful culture and tradition and we should have the whole world coming here,” former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi, one of the Morocco 2026 bid ambassadors told Capital Sport.Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi speaks to Capital Sport during his visit to teh FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUAmokachi was in Nairobi to present the Morocco 2026 bid document to Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa in a campaign to sway more support to garner the necessary 150 minimum votes that will hand the North African country the hosting rights for the 48-team tournament.Amokachi who has played in three World Cups with Nigeria as well as winning the gold medal with the team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta believes Morocco stands a decent chance to win the rights, despite the money-lauded Americas standing in their way.“It’s looking very good; no doubt that when it comes to vote against the Americas, 100 percent Africa will get the bid if it would be fair. If the integrity that took Sepp Blatter out of office is played right, I don’t see otherwise. We will get it,” Amokachi further stated speaking to Capital Sport on the sidelines of his meeting with FKF.“When Morocco bids, wit is the continent of Africa that bids and we hope that the continent will back us,” Amokachi further added.Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi left) when he paid a courtesy call to FKF president Nick Mwendwa right) at the FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUMorocco is trying its luck to host the World Cup bidding for the fifth time. In terms of experience, CONCACAF’s three reps have amassed it all. Mexico has hosted two World Cups, one Confederations Cup, one Under-17 World Cup and one Youth Championship.The USA has hosted the Women’s World Cup twice and one men’s World Cup. Canada has hosted the Under-16 and Under-20 men’s World Cups, Under 19 and Under-20 Women’s World Cup and the 2015 Women’s World Cup.This is the sixth stop for Amokachi who was accompanied by two representatives from the Morocco bidding committee. They have already been to Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.Mwendwa has already plainly said Kenya will vote for Morocco in the congress in Moscow especially having benefited from the North Africans’ generosity over time.Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi when he paid a courtesy call to FKF president Nick Mwendwa at the FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. PHOTO/TIMOTHY OLOBULUJust recently, the national team Harambee Stars played two friendly matches in Marrakech with the accommodation and local logistics taken care of by the hosts. In 2016, Harambee Starlets had a 14 day training camp in Morocco as they prepared for the African Women’s Cup of Nations.“If one of us in Africa is bidding, then we have to look home first. The commitment I see is what makes me want to support them. I have spoken to them a couple of times and I am convinced they will do this. The US has not spoken to Kenya. I have never met someone from the US telling us why we should support them,” Mwendwa noted.Amokachi believes that Morocco presents the best and most comfortable host for the World Cup especially noting that this will be the second expanded World Cup with 48 teams after the tournament in Qatar in 2022.He says the country’s centrality as well as accessibility is vital to ensure that all participating teams are comfortable.“Morocco is like only 14km from Europe and also, the distance between the furthest venues is about 54okm which is a 35 minute flight. You don’t want teams and fans fighting fatigue and jet lag while playing. The government has also set up facilities and others are being put up to ensure we have the best World Cup,” Amokachi noted.He added; “We had one of the best if not the best World Cup in South Africa in 2010. Why not experience that all over again?” posed the ex-Super Eagles man nicknamed ‘The Bull’ in his heydeys donning the green and white of Nigeria.Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachie (top left) when he paid a courtesy call to FKF president Nick Mwendwa (top right) at teh FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. PHOTO/TIMOTHY OLOBULUHe is also confident that despite all the political intrigues as well as CONCACAF’s financial muscle will not deter Morocco’s bid and has also intimated that a host of sponsors are eager to get on board once the extravaganza is confirmed to be an African affair.“Well, out of the 54 African members, we can have a minimum of 50; give and take. We are also looking at convincing the other confederations and hopefully we get the required number to have this come to the continent,” Amokachi noted.With Kenya planning to fight for a slot in the expanded World Cup, Mwendwa also believes having it in Africa would be a beautiful debut.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more