Manhattan's Wollman Rink (830 Fifth Avenue) will become Skater Planet, one of the settings of the new musical Kimberly Akimbo, when the Broadway production celebrates the release of its upcoming original cast recording. From 5-7 PM February 10, the famed skating rink will offer an exclusive first listen of the new recording, which is due in digital and streaming formats from Ghostlight Records February 14.
Tickets to the listening party are available for purchase by clicking here. Pre-orders for the physical album of Kimberly Akimbo: Original Broadway Cast Recording can be made by clicking here.
The musical, which is making its Broadway premiere at the Booth Theatre following a 2021 run at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company, features a book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and a score by Fun Home Tony winner Jeanine Tesori.
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Check out the complete track list for the upcoming recording below:
1. Skater Planet
2. Hello, Darling
3. Make a Wish
6. Father Time
7. Happy for Her
8. This Time
9. How to Wash a Check
10. Good Kid
11. Hello, Baby
12. Skater Planet (Reprise)
13. Our Disease
14. The Inevitable Turn
16. How to Wash a Check (Reprise)
17. Before I Go
18. Hello, Sister
19. Great Adventure
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Directed by Jessica Stone and featuring choreography by Danny Mefford, the production began performances October 12, 2022, and officially opened November 10. Read the reviews here.
Tony winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza) stars as Kimberly, a bright New Jersey teenager with an aging disease that makes her look like a 72-year-old lady. She leads a cast that also includes Justin Cooley in his Broadway debut, Tony nominee Steven Boyer (Hand to God), Alli Mauzey (Cry Baby, Wicked), Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels), and Fernell Hogan (The Prom), plus Olivia Elease Hardy, Michael Iskander, and Nina White, all making their Broadway debuts.
Colleen Fitzpatrick, Skye Alyssa Friedman, Miguel Gil, Jim Hogan, Betsy Morgan, and Alex Vinh round out the cast as understudies.
The musical had its world premiere Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company in 2021. The complete cast from that run has continued on for the Broadway bow.
Stone's creative team also includes music director Chris Fenwick, orchestrator John Clancy (with additional orchestrations by Macy Schmidt), scenic designer David Zinn, costume designer Sarah Laux, lighting designer Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, sound designer Kai Harada, projection designer Lucy MacKinnon, and wig, hair, and make-up designer J. Jared Janas. Arabella Powell is the production stage manager, and the production is cast by The Telsey Office's Craig Burns.