The New York premiere of Kid Victory, a new musical by John Kander and Greg Pierce, officially opened February 22 at Off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre. The story follows the return of a teenage boy named Luke who was missing for several months.
Liesl Tommy, who helmed the world premiere at Arlington’s Signature Theatre, returns to direct the revised production in New York. Performances began February 1.
Brandon Flynn (Thirteen Reasons Why) stars as 17-year-old Luke, and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba, a veteran of Kander’s musicals, plays the role of his mother Eileen. Rounding out the cast are 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.
Read reviews for the New York production below:
DC Theatre Scene (Jonathan Mandell)
Deadline (Jeremy Gerard)
The Guardian (Alexis Soloski)
The New York Times (Ben Brantley)
Newsday (Linda Winer)
NorthJersey.com (Robert Feldberg)
Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)
The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)
The Wrap (Robert Hofler)
The production also has 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) is the orchestrator, and Jesse Kissel (The Visit) is the music director.
See highlights from the Vineyard staging of Kid Victory below.