Stage Door Speed Round: KIMBERLY AKIMBO’s Steven Boyer
Sometimes you just need to make a Budweiser castle! For the latest edition of Theatrely’s Stage Door Speed Round, we met Steven Boyer, who revealed some excellent advice for anyone growing up quickly…or aging at an average speed.
The Tony nominee (Hand to God) plays Buddy, Kimberly’s father in the new musical. The show has been playing at the Booth Theatre since it opened on November 10. Check out his Stage Door Speed Round below.
Kimberly Akimbo stars Victoria Clark in the title role with Bonnie Milligan as Aunt Debra and Justin Cooley as high schooler/Kimberly’s friend Seth. 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.
Also in the cast are Alli Mauzey as Kimberly’s mom Pattie, and Olivia Elease Hardy, Fernell Hogan, Michael Iskander, and Nina White as Kimberly’s schoolmates. Colleen Fitzpatrick, Skye Alyssa Friedman, Miguel Gil, Jim Hogan, Betsy Morgan, and Alex Vinh are the show’s understudies.
Kimberly Akimbo features a book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori. It is based on the play of the same name by Lindsay-Abaire.
Jessica Stone directs the musical with choreography by Danny Mefford, scenic design by David Zinn, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, sound design by Kai Harada, projection design by Lucy Mackinnon, and wig, hair, and make-up design by J. Jared Janas.
The production’s music director is Chris Fenwick, with orchestrations by John Clancy, and additional orchestrations by Macy Schmidt. The production stage manager is Arabella Powell and casting is by Craig Burns at The Telsey Office. David Stone is producer alongside Atlantic Theater Company, James L. Nederlander, LaChanze, John Gore, Patrick Catullo, and Aaron Glick.
An Off-Broadway world premiere production in 2021 scored a number of awards last season, including the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Lucille Lortel Awards for Best Musical, with Clarke, Cooley, and Milligan all receiving honors for their performances from various committees.
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