Joni Mitchell calls Broadway’s version of ‘Almost Famous’ ‘better than the movie’


Joni Mitchell attended the opening night of Broadway’s almost known and called the musical “better than the movie”.

Originally published in 2000, almost known was written and directed by Cameron Crowe and tells the semi-autobiographical story of a teenage journalist writing for a music magazine in the 1970s, his efforts to get his first cover story published alongside touring hi-jinks with the fictional rock band Stillwater.

The film featured a photo from Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” album, and the singer can also be heard performing “River.”

The Broadway musical version of almost famousits had its opening night last week (November 3) before the cast and crew were joined by Joni Mitchell making a rare public appearance. Talk to PeopleMitchell said she found the musical “even better than the movie”.

According VarietyCrowe said that watching almost known alongside Mitchell was “a really hard to contain elixir that comes straight from the heart”

almost known is currently on view at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater in New York City through April 9.

Last July, Joni Mitchell surprised the crowd at the Newport Folk Festival when she joined Brandi Carlile on stage for two songs. Together, the duo sang the Mitchell classics “Both Sides Now” and “A Case Of You.” Mitchell also performed the guitar solo for his 1974 song “Just Like This Train”.

After the concert, Mitchell revealed she had to relearn the guitar using online videos after suffering a brain aneurysm in 2015.

Carlile expects Mitchell to play for his first title in 23 years next year.

speaking on The show tonightCarlile revealed that she will be performing at the 27,500 capacity Gorge Amphitheater in Grant County, Washington on June 9, 2023. She also confirmed that Mitchell will perform at the same venue the following night.

In April, Mitchell performed in public for the first time since 2013, taking the stage at a benefit gala for MusiCares, where she received the 2022 Person of the Year award.


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