Watch KIMBERLY AKIMBO Stars Victoria Clark, Bonnie Milligan, More Try to Explain the Musical in 10 Seconds or Less
A fictional disease. An aunt who plays fast and loose with the rules. A group of high schoolers with a friend who looks like she’s 70. These are just a few of the stories that audiences will watch unfold in Kimberly Akimbo, the new musical arriving October 12 on Broadway at the Booth Theatre.
Ahead of the show’s start of previews, Theatrely played another round of 10 Seconds to Plot with the cast. Check out Tony winner Victoria Clark, Bonnie Milligan, Justin Cooley, and more below.
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.
It stars Clark in the title role with Milligan as Aunt Debra and Cooley as high schooler/Kimberly’s friend Seth. Also in the cast are Tony nominee Steven Boyer, Alli Mauzey, Olivia Elease Hardy, Fernell Hogan, Michael Iskander, and Nina White. Colleen Fitzpatrick, Skye Alyssa Friedman, Miguel Gil, Jim Hogan, Betsy Morgan, and Alex Vinh are the understudies.
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 this 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.
Kimberly Akimbo opens November 10. For more information and tickets, click here.
(Video production by Brandon Schwartz)