Broadway's Kimberly Akimbo will embark on a North American national tour, launching in September 2024 at Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The Jeanine Tesori-David Lindsay-Abaire musical will then travel to 60 cities over 75 weeks, with dates and venues to be announced, along with casting. The musical's Broadway run continues at the Booth Theatre.
"Kimberly Akimbo is the kind of Broadway musical our audiences love—smart, contemporary musical theatre with lots of laughs and an original, heartfelt story," says John Ekeberg, executive director of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway and cabaret divisions in a statement. "We know Denver audiences will embrace the show as much as New York has, and we’re beyond excited to kick off the great adventure of Kimberly’s national tour for audiences across the country."
With music by Tesori and a book and lyrics by Lindsay-Abaire adapted from his play, Kimberly Akimbo follows Kimberly, a bright New Jersey teenager with an aging disease that makes her look like a 72-year-old lady.
Directed by Jessica Stone and featuring choreography by Danny Mefford, the production began performances at Broadway's Booth Theatre October 12, 2022, and officially opened November 10 after a world premiere run Off-Broadway in 2021 via Atlantic Theater Company. Read the reviews for the Broadway bow here.
The complete Off-Broadway cast transferred with the musical to Broadway, led by Tony winner Victoria Clark in the title role. Also starring are 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.
Stone's creative team also includes 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. The production is cast by The Telsey Office's Craig Burns.