“Kimberly Akimbo,” a unusual present that mixed pathos and comedy to win final 12 months’s Tony Award for greatest musical, will finish its Broadway run in April, almost 19 months after it started performances.
The present’s ultimate efficiency will likely be April 28, at which level it’s anticipated to have performed 32 previews and 612 common performances on Broadway.
Small and zany, “Kimberly Akimbo” was usually overshadowed in a recent Broadway dominated by established titles, jukebox scores and superstar performers. Nevertheless it has outlasted a lot of the different productions from the 2022-23 season.
Set in a New Jersey suburb in 1999, the musical is a couple of highschool woman with a uncommon genetic dysfunction, a criminally dysfunctional household and an anagram-loving good friend.
Tailored from a play with the identical title, “Kimberly Akimbo” opened within the fall of 2022 and is directed by Jessica Stone. It received 5 Tony Awards, together with the prize for greatest e-book, by David Lindsay-Abaire (who additionally wrote the play); for greatest rating, with music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics by Lindsay-Abaire; for the main efficiency by Victoria Clark, a 64-year-old actress who performs the adolescent protagonist; and for a featured efficiency by Bonnie Milligan, who performs an amoral aunt.
The musical started its life in 2021 with an Off Broadway run on the Atlantic Theater Firm. The present has simply 9 characters, and, unusually, they’ve been performed by the identical actors all through its life; all of the actors plan to remain till the closing.
The present, with David Stone (“Depraved”) as its lead producer, was capitalized for $7 million, a modest price range for a Broadway musical as we speak; it has not but recouped these prices.
The Broadway run is to be adopted by a nationwide tour that’s scheduled to start in September at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.