The cast and creative team behind Broadway's upcoming Kimberly Akimbo met the press September 22. The new musical will play Broadway's Booth Theatre, with previews beginning October 12 and an opening night set for November 10. As previously announced, the Jeanine Tesori-David Lindsay-Abaire musical will come to the Main Stem with its cast intact from its 2021 world-premiere production at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theatre Company, including Tony winner Victoria Clark in the title role.
Based on Lindsay-Abaire's play of the same name, the musical features music by Tesori and a book by Lindsay-Abaire.
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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.
Newly announced to join director Jessica Stone and choreographer Danny Mefford on the creative team are 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 will be the production stage manager, and the production is cast by The Telsey Office's Craig Burns.
Producers for the Broadway production are David Stone, Atlantic Theater Company, James L. Nederlander, LaChanze, John Gore, Patrick Catullo, and Aaron Glick.