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Love at first sight is easy; letting it through the front door is a goddamn Odyssey.

All he wants to do is let the perfect man in, but can he overcome his unhinged neighbor, a seductive cult, a self-obsessed vampire, and a cat intent on dragging him to hell?

From Audible and the award-winning producers of “Fleabag” and “Baby Reindeer,” directed by David Cromer, I’m Almost There is New York favorite Todd Almond’s rueful, hilarious and poignant modern love story in song about a man crossing a sea of doubts to find happiness… and good coffee.

“Todd Almond is one of our best and brightest songwriters. I look forward to anything that comes out of his brain.”

-Lin-Manuel Miranda

I’m Almost There was originally commissioned by Audible.

Cast & Creative Team

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Todd Almond

Creator/Performer

Todd Almond is an acclaimed performer, songwriter, and playwright. His recent performance on Broadway in Girl from the North Country was called “stunning” by The Washington Post, and “roof-raising, uplifting, and invigorating” by Hollywood Reporter. Almond co-wrote the songs for and music-directed Audible’s hit comedy Laura Benanti: Nobody Cares. His musical adaptation of The Odyssey at Shakespeare in the Park’s Delacorte Theater in Central Park was hailed as “brash, funny and heart-stirring” by The New York Times. Todd recently toured the U.S. in his original musical Kansas City Choir Boy (called “awesome, slyly punk rock” by Rolling Stone) co-starring with rock icon Courtney Love, and he starred in three of his original musicals at the famed Delacorte Theater in Central Park (The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale, and The Odyssey). His musical Girlfriend, based on the Matthew Sweet album of the same title, is a perennial favorite for theater companies around the US and Japan, and he is currently collaborating with producer David Foster on a new, original musical. He has previously collaborated with Sarah Ruhl (Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical), Jenny Schwartz (Iowa), Laura Benanti (In Constant Search for the Right Kind of Attention), Sherie Rene Scott (Piece of Meat); Kelli O’Hara (“Live at Carnegie Hall”), and Andrew Rannells (“Live from Lincoln Center”). As a composer and orchestrator, Almond has written and arranged music for Noises Off on Broadway, Iowa at Playwrights Horizons, F*cking A at Signature Theatre, and How to Transcend a Happy Marriage at Lincoln Center Theater, and the recent film adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa’s Hello Again. Other New York acting credits include Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl at Playwrights Horizons, People Are Wrong at the Vineyard, and Law and Order: SVU. Currently, Todd can also be seen co-starring in the Gossip Girl reboot on HBO Max.

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David Cromer

Director

David Cromer most recently directed Dead Outlaw. New York credits include Prayer for the French Republic, Camp Siegfried, A Case for the Existence of God, The Sound Inside, The Band’s Visit, The Treasurer, The House of Blue Leaves, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Nikolai and the Others, The Effect, When the Rain Stops Falling, Tribes, Adding Machine, Our Town and Orson’s Shadow. For his work he has received a Tony Award, a Drama Desk, three Obies and three Lortels, and in 2010 he was named a MacArthur Foundation fellow.  

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Jonathan Mastro

Music Supervisor

Jonathan Mastro is a screenwriter, playwright, composer, musical director, and actor. Some highlights: the film score for Michael Shannon's directorial debut Eric Larue (Tribeca Festival premiere 2023) starring Alexander Skarsgård, Judy Greer, Tracy Letts and Alison Pill;  the screenplay for the feature film Viper Club (Toronto International Film Festival Premiere, 2018), starring Susan Sarandon, Edie Falco and Matt Bomer; original music and musical direction for David Cromer's groundbreaking production of Our Town (Chicago, NYC, LA, London, Boston, Kansas City); musical direction for Julie Taymor's Midsummer Night's Dream and Arin Arbus' Taming of the Shrew (both at Theatre for a New Audience), Paris Commune with the Civilians (Brooklyn Academy of Music; Arts Emerson), and performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, and the Cincinnati Philharmonic. Proud member: WGA, Actors' Equity, and Local 802 (AFM).

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Erin Hill

Harpist

Harpist & Singer Erin Hill has played, sung with, and opened for Cyndi Lauper, Enya, Kanye West, moby, Sinead O’Connor, a-ha, Josh Groban, Jewel, Randy Newman, and for Presidents, First Ladies, and royalty. She’s had a #1 album on the Billboard world chart and has played solo at The Royal Albert Hall. She’s known as “The Pretty White Girl” from Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show and also wrote the music for the sketch. Erin’s “Eleanor Rigby” cover has been heard on SiriusXM The Beatles Channel and its music video won awards in over 50 film festivals around the world. Erin was in the Original Broadway casts of Titanic, Urinetown, and Cabaret, and originated the role of Ilse in Spring Awakening with Duncan Sheik.  She’s been featured on Million Dollar Listing, The Chris Rock Show, Gossip Girl, PBS’s American Masters, The Tony Awards, Late Night with David Letterman, in Tim Robbins’ film Cradle Will Rock, and by HBO in a Game of Thrones promo playing the theme on her harp.  Her album Girl inventor features her original sci-fi pop, and Erin’s tribute shows with her 10-piece band include The Music of Kate Bush, her Bowie show – Harp Oddity, and Total Eclipse of the Harp: The 80s

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Luke McCrosson

Bassist

Luke McCrosson is a New York City-based multi-instrumentalist and educator. Born in California and raised in Colorado, he found a passion for music at an early age while listening to his father play piano. Luke’s love of music led him to study Bass and Piano at Bard College, where he earned his BA in Jazz Performance. He performs and records frequently as an in-demand bassist in New York City. He has shared the stage with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez, Londrelle, Jermaine Holmes, and many others.

Audible Theater makes outstanding performances and powerful storytelling available to millions of people all over the world. As part of this initiative, Audible has produced Swing State written by Rebecca Gilman and directed by Robert Falls; Sorry for Your Loss written by and starring Michael Cruz Kayne; Drinking in America starring Andre Royo; Girls & Boys with Carey Mulligan, Harry Clarkestarring Billy Crudup, and many others at the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York City. In May 2018, Audible announced that the Minetta Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village will serve as its creative home for live performances in New York. Audible hosts and produces a wide variety of live performances at the Minetta Lane including dramatic plays, comedic shows, engaging panel discussions, and more, with Audible members receiving exclusive access to discounted tickets and related audio content.  

  

Audible was co-producer for the Broadway transfer of the Tony Award-nominated Latin History for Morons written by and starring John Leguizamo and for the Tony Award-nominated Sea Wall / A Lifestarring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge. The initiative also saw the release of John Lithgow’s Stories By Heart, Judith Light’s All The Ways To Say I Love You, Sharon Washington’s Feeding TheDragon, and more. Since June 2017, Audible has commissioned 50 theater playwrights to receive support from its $5 million Emerging Playwrights Fund dedicated to developing innovative English-language works from around the globe. The $5 million fund enables the creation of original plays driven by language and voice, keeping with Audible’s core commitment to elevating listening experiences through powerful performances and extraordinary vocal storytelling. 

Francesca Moody Productions is an Olivier Award-winning and Tony-nominated production company. Upcoming productions include Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder! (Ambassadors Theatre), An Oak Tree (Bergen International Festival), I’m Almost There, VL, Weather Girl (Summerhall). Recent productions include Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible is Going to Happen (Bush Theatre), Nutcracker (Southbank Centre), Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder! (Underbelly Edinburgh, Bristol Old Vic, HOME Manchester, Roundabout), An Oak Tree (Festival d'Avignon, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh), School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Lyric Hammersmith), A Doll's House (Hudson Theatre, New York), A Streetcar Named Desire (Phoenix Theatre), Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons (Harold Pinter Theatre), Berlusconi: A New Musical (Southwark Playhouse Elephant), Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible is Going to Happen (Roundabout), Mum (Soho Theatre), Leopards (Rose Theatre), Baby Reindeer (Bush Theatre, Roundabout). FMP is led by Francesca Moody MBE, who is best known as the original producer of the multi-award-winning Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, which she has produced globally on behalf of DryWrite, most recently at the Wyndhams Theatre, when it was also recorded and broadcast by NT Live, playing in cinemas throughout the world. www.francescamoody.com