Ahead of the official opening of Kid Victory—the new musical by John Kander and Gregory Pierce—the Vineyard Theatre has released a sneak peek video of the production. The musical debuted Arlington’s Signature Theatre in 2016, but has been revised for its New York premiere, set to open Off-Broadway February 22.
The story follows 17-year-old Luke, who returns to his small Kansas town following a one-year absence. Directed by Liesl Tommy, previews began February 1.
Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba, a veteran of Kander’s musicals, stars in the role of Luke's mother Eileen, and Brandon Flynn plays Luke. The cast also includes Ann Arvia (Mary Poppins), Joel Blum (Steel Pier), Daniel Jenkins (Big River), Dee Roscioli (Wicked), Blake Zolfo (The Lightning Thief), Laura Darrell (Frozen Live), and Jeffry Denman (White Christmas).
Kid Victory features a story by Kander and Pierce, music by Kander, and book and lyrics by Pierce.
The production features choreography by Christopher Windom, scenic design by Tony Award winner Clint Ramos (Eclipsed), costumes by Jacob Climer (Informed Consent), lighting by David Weiner (Vineyard’s This Beautiful City), and sound design by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski (After Midnight). David Loud (The Scottsboro Boys) serves as music supervisor, Michael Starobin (Falsettos, Sunday in the Park With George) as orchestrator, and Jesse Kissel (The Visit) as music director.