She’s back! Following an Off-Broadway run that wrapped in January, Kimberly Akimbo is now in residence at the Booth Theatre with the original cast and every bit of its wondrous quirkiness intact. In fact, the show is more polished and endearing than before. Anyone (including myself) who fears this charmer might get swallowed up in a Broadway house can rest easy. The show, created by David Lindsay-Abaire (book and lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (music), has found the ideal home. The luxury of a...
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The critically celebrated musical by David Lindsay-Abaire, Kimberly Akimbo, is now on Broadway. Lindsay-Abaire is joined by beloved composer Jeanine Tesori for Kimberly Akimbo, a must-see new musical about loneliness, found families, and creating some happiness when time is against you. Kimberly Akimbo tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.
What is Kimberly Akimbo about?
Kim is a wonderful, charming New Jersey teen who just happens to look like a 72-year-old woman. Kim suffers from a disease which causes her body to age nearly five times faster than most. Yet somehow, that might be the least of her problems. Kim's family is collapsing as long-held secrets come out, and they're caught in moneymaking schemes which might put them in jail. With the help of her only friend, a teenage boy, can Kim figure it all out?
Kimberly Akimbo began as a play, written by Lindsay-Abaire and first produced at South Coast Repertory in 2001. The play was later produced in New York by Manhattan Theatre Club in 2003, earning rave reviews, particularly for its star Marylouise Burke. (Older actors play Kim, rather than young actors made up to look like older women.) Lindsay-Abaire is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, also known for works such as Rabbit Hole and Good People.
For the Kimberly Akimbo musical adaptation, Lindsay-Abaire has teamed up with Jeanine Tesori, a Tony Award winner for Fun Home and one of the most celebrated musical theatre composers of her generation. Tesori has previously worked with Lindsay-Abaire on Shrek: The Musical, and her other works include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline, or Change, and Violet.
Together, this dream team has crafted Kim's singular and heartbreaking story into a funny and emotional musical. The musical adaptation premiered in 2021 at Atlantic Theater Company, which just a few years ago debuted new musical The Band's Visit before it traveled to Broadway and won 10 Tony Awards. Kimberly Akimbo won multiple Off-Broadway awards including Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Musical. Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway received similar critical acclaim and then some, and it's sure to enjoy plenty of time to thrive at the Booth Theatre.
What is the Kimberly Akimbo musical running time?
Kimberly Akimbo runs 2 hours and 25 minutes, including an intermission. The show is recommended for ages 10 and up, and children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Tickets to Kimberly Akimbo are available now. Get your Kimberly Akimbo tickets on New York Theatre Guide today.
Kim is a bright and funny Jersey teen, who happens to look like a 72-year-old lady. And yet her aging disease may be the least of her problems. Forced to maneuver family secrets, borderline personalities, and possible felony charges, Kim is determined to find happiness in a world where not even time is on her side.
October 12th, 2022
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Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Cast and creative
By: David Lindsay-Abaire
Director: Jessica Stone
Songs by: Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire
Lighting: Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
Sound: Kai Harada
Design: David Zinn
Choreography: Danny Mefford
Costume: Sarah Laux
Cast list: Victoria Clark (as Kimberly), Steven Boyer (as Buddy), Justin Cooley (as Seth), Olivia Elease Hardy (as Delia), Fernell Hogan II (as Martin), Michael Iskander (as Aaron), Alli Mauzey (as Pattie), Bonnie Milligan (as Debra), Nina White (as Teresa)
Other info: Projection design by Lucy MacKinnon, music direction by Chris Fenwick, orchestrations by John Clancy, additional orchestrations by Macy Schmidt; hair, wig, and makeup design by Jared Janas
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