KIMBERLY AKIMBO Will Close On Broadway


Victoria Clark & Justin Cooley | Photo: Joan Marcus

Alex Mecklosky
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January 5, 2024 12:00 PM

Only a few more months to enjoy the ride. The newly crowned 2023 Best Musical winner; Kimberly Akimbo has announced that it will be closing April 28th. At the time of closing, the musical will have played 32 previews and 612 performances. 

Performances began for Kimberly Akimbo on October 12th 2022 and opened November 10th 2022.

Theatrely’s very own Juan A. Ramirez called the show Broadway’s Miracle Child, read his review here

The musical currently features Victoria Clark , Justin Cooley, Steven Boyer, Alli Mauzey, Bonnie Milligan , Olivia Elease Hardy, Fernell Hogan, Michael Iskander, and Nina White.

Named Best Musical by the Tony Awards, New York Drama Critics Circle, The Drama Desk Awards, The Lucille Lortel Awards, and The Outer Critics Circle Awards, Kimberly Akimbo is also the winner of 4 additional Tony Awards: Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Victoria Clark), Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (Bonnie Milligan), Best Score (David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori), and Best Book (David Lindsay-Abaire). With her win for Kimberly Akimbo, Jeanine Tesori made history as the first female composer to win two Tony Awards for Best Score.

With a book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Jeanine Tesori, and based on the play of the same name by Lindsay-Abaire, Kimberly Akimbo follows a bright and funny Jersey teen, who happens to look like a 72-year-old lady. 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.

As previously announced, Kimberly Akimbo will launch a national tour this fall in Denver.

For more information about the last few months of the Broadway production click here.

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Alex Mecklosky

As a native New Yorker, Alex has always loved everything involving theatre. With a degree in Theatre and New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, Alex realized that, since he was not talented enough to be on Broadway, the next best thing would be to write about it!