See the five-time Tony Award-winning, critically acclaimed Best Musical Kimberly Akimbo, by David Lindsay-Abaire and beloved composer Jeanine Tesori. Experience a heartwarming story about loneliness, found families, and creating some happiness when time is against you. Kimberly Akimbo tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.
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.
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.
2h 25m (incl. one intermission)
October 12th, 2022
April 28th, 2024
10+ is recommended. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
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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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Winner of every Off-Broadway Best Musical award, Kimberly Akimbo is about living every day like it's your last. Teenage Kim, who has a premature aging condition that numbers her days, tries to find happiness when her disease becomes the least of her problems. Find out more about tickets to see this powerful new musical.
Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway is playing at Booth Theatre. The theatre is located in New York, NY, United States, 10036.
The running time of Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway is 2h 25m (incl. one intermission).
The recommended age for Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway is 10+ is recommended. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre..
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Tickets for Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway start at $77.
The Kimberly Akimbo musical is by David Lindsay-Abaire (book and lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (music). The duo won the Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score Tony Awards in 2023 for their work. Lindsay-Abaire also wrote the same-named 2000 play the Kimberly Akimbo musical is based on.
The songs in Kimberly Akimbo include "Better," "Make a Wish," "Anagram," "Father Time," and "Great Adventure." Jeanine Tesori wrote the music for the show, and David Lindsay-Abaire wrote the lyrics.
Kimberly Akimbo is recommended for children 10 and older. The show contains brief strong language. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.
Kimberly Akimbo is based on a play, also titled Kimberly Akimbo, by David Lindsay-Abaire. He wrote the play in 2000 and also wrote the book and lyrics for the musical adaptation.
Jessica Stone directed the Kimberly Akimbo musical both on and off Broadway. The show marked her Broadway directorial debut, and she earned a Tony Award nomination for her work.