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‘Kimberly Akimbo’ Set to Tour in 2024

Kimberly Akimbo, the popular play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, is set to hit the road in 2024. The play based on Lindsay -Adaire’s comedy of the same name that premiered in 2001. The musical premiered in 2021 has won multiple awards such as Outstanding Musical from the Drama Desk Awards. The production has also received 8 Tony nominations.

The tour will kick off September 2024 at Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The musical will then travel to 60 cities over 75 weeks. The exact cities are still to be announced.

If you’re a theater lover, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to see Kimberly Akimbo in person. Let’s explore what makes this play so special, where it’s headed, and what you can expect when you see it.

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What is Kimberly Akimbo About?

Kimberly Akimbo is a coming-of-age play that tells the story of a teenage girl named Kimberly, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder that causes her to age rapidly. Despite being only 16 years old, Kimberly has the body of a 70-year-old woman, and she struggles to come to terms with the challenges that come with her condition.

Throughout the play, Kimberly grapples with the ups and downs of adolescence,

including first love, family drama, and the pressures of high school. Despite the weighty subject matter, the play is infused with humor and heart, making it a must-see for theatergoers of all ages.

Why Is Kimberly Akimbo So Special?

Kimberly Akimbo is an award winning play notable for its masterful writing. David Lindsay-Abaire, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Rabbit Hole, has a talent for crafting complex characters and poignant dialogue. The play is both funny and heartbreaking, and it keeps audiences engaged from start to finish.

On Broadway, Kimberly is played by Tony award winning actress, Victoria Clark. The play features other stand out actors such as Justin Cooley, Steven Boyer, Alli Mauzey and Bonnie Milligan. 

The touring cast has not been announced yet. However, whoever will be the touring cast is sure to bring on the heat for the production.

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Behind the scenes, the production team is bringing just as powerful talent. Kimberly Akimbo features music by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), choreography by Danny Mefford (Dear Evan Hansen) and direction by award-winning director Jessica Stone.

Kimberly Akimbo is a play that showcases the power of theater to create empathy and understanding. By bringing Kimberly’s story to life on stage, Lindsay-Abaire invites audiences to step into Kimberly’s shoes and see the world from her unique perspective. 

While this play deals with weighty themes, it’s also a play that’s full of humor and heart. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll leave the theater feeling enriched by the experience. It’s a powerful experience that lingers long after the final curtain call.

Where Is Kimberly Akimbo Headed in 2024?

If you’re excited to see Kimberly Akimbo on stage, you’re in luck. The play is set to hit the road in 2024. The national tour will take it to over 60 cities across the United States.

While specific dates and locations have not yet been announced, it’s safe to say that Kimberly Akimbo will be a hot ticket wherever it goes. Whether you’re a die-hard theater fan or simply curious to see what all the fuss is about, this is a production that you won’t want to miss.

Check out the official website for even more information about this fantastic production!

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