After beginning performances November 6, the world premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori's Kimberly Akimbo is set to officially open with the Atlantic Theater Company December 8.
Based on the eponymous play by Lindsay-Abaire, Kimberly Akimbo follows Kim, a bright and funny Jersey teen, who happens to look like a 72-year-old lady. And yet her aging disease may be the least of her problems. 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.
Kimberly Akimbo features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Lindsay-Abaire, music by Tony winner Tesori, choreography by Danny Mefford, and direction by Jessica Stone.
The musical stars Tony winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza) in the title role alongside Tony nominee Steven Boyer (Hand to God) as Buddy, Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels) as Debra, Justin Cooley (Off-Broadway debut) as Seth, Olivia Elease Hardy (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical) as Delia, Fernell Hogan II (The Prom) as Martin, Michael Iskander (Off-Broadway debut) as Aaron, Alli Mauzey (Hello, Dolly!) as Pattie, and Nina White (Off-Broadway debut) as Teresa.
The production also has scenic design by David Zinn, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, sound design by Kai Harada, projection design by Lucy Mackinnon, music direction by Chris Fenwick, music contracting by Antoine Silverman, hair and makeup design by Jared Janas, and orchestrations John Clancy with additional orchestrations by Macy Schmidt. Casting is by Craig Burns at The Telsey Office, and Arabella Powell is the production stage manager.