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Kimberly Akimbo
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781636701783Publication Date:
11 Jan 2024
Size: 213mm x 134mm£22.99

Kimberly Akimbo

By David Lindsay-Abaire By (composer) Jeanine Tesori

Paperback £22.99

  • Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical & Best Original Score, Tony Awards - 2023

Kimberly Levaco is about to turn sixteen and has recently moved with her family to a new town in suburban New Jersey. Suffering from a disease that causes her to age four and a half times faster than her high school peers, surrounded by a dysfunctional family (and possible felony charges), Kimberly is also navigating her first teenage crush. Ever the optimist, she is determined to find happiness against all odds and embark on a great adventure.

Kimberly Akimbo is a Tony Award-winning musical with music by Jeanine Tesori, and lyrics and book by David Lindsay-Abaire. It was first produced Off-Broadway in 2021, before premiering on Broadway at the Booth Theatre in November 2022, winning five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.

The musical was based on Lindsay-Abaire's 2001 comedy of the same name.

Press Quotes

'A wondrous new musical... Breathtakingly lovely and often riotously funny... Blends the sweet, the sad, and the tartly offbeat in ideal dimensions'

Wall Street Journal

'Kimberly Akimbo is the sort of refreshingly unexpected musical that makes anexhilarating case for the vibrancy and potential of the form. It asks big questions about family and mortality. It's unabashedly heartfelt and irresistibly funny. Like life, it's inherently sad and a little absurd, and like its subject, Kimberly Akimbo is exceedingly rare and almost impossible not to love'


'A fresh and gorgeous musical... Lindsay-Abaire and Tesori rearrange the pieces of Kimberly Akimbo (the play) carefully, and in doing so they find hidden, sideways beauty'

New York Magazine

'Kimberly Akimbo is already the rare example of a good play that has become an even better musical... It embraces the ability of song, even in tragicomedy, to extend emotion into bigger realms... It is profoundly funny and heartbreaking...The season's most moving new musical'

New York Times
Paperback,120 pages ISBN: 9781636701783Publication Date:
11 Jan 2024
Size: 213mm x 134mm£22.99

Also by David Lindsay-Abaire:

Rabbit Hole
Good People

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Also by Jeanine Tesori:

Caroline, or Change

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