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Kimberly Akimbo

David Lindsay-Abaire, Jeanine Tesori (Composer)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/27/2004)
Paperback (12/1/2003)


"Kimberly Akimbo is already the rare example of a good play that has become an even better musical." --New York Times

A playful and powerful musicalization of Lindsay-Abaire's beloved play about a young girl forced to grow up too fast.

Kimberly Akimbo tells the story of a young girl suffering from a rare disease that causes her to age four times faster than her high school peers. Surrounded by a deeply neurotic and dysfunctional family, Kimberly must also emotionally age at an accelerated rate. When she meets fellow misfit Seth, the two form an unlikely bond in the midst of social alienation. Written with composer Jeanine Tesori, Lindsay-Abaire's musical adaptation of his beloved play retains the original's quirky charm while deepening its emotional resonance.

Theatre Communications Group, 9781636701783, 120pp.

Publication Date: August 29, 2023

About the Author

David Lindsay-Abaire is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, lyricist and librettist. His play Good People premiered on Broadway, and was awarded the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play, The Horton Foote Prize, The Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, and two Tony nominations. His play Rabbit Hole received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, five Tony nominations, and the Spirit of America Award. David also wrote the book and lyrics for Shrek the Musical (Jeanine Tesori, composer), which was nominated for eight Tonys, four Oliviers, a Grammy, and earned David the Kleban Prize as America's most promising musical theatre lyricist. David's other plays include Ripcord, Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World and A Devil Inside, among others. Jeanine Tesori is the composer of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Fun Home (lyrics, Lisa Krown) as well as four scores that have earned Tony nominations: Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center, Thoroughly Modern Millie (lyrics, Dick Scanlan), Caroline, or Change (lyrics, Tony Kushner), and Shrek the Musical (lyrics, David Lindsay-Abaire). Tesori is the most honored female composer in Broadway history, having won two Drama Desk Awards, two Obie Awards, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, and The New York Drama Critics' Circle Award. She has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, for Fun Home and for Soft Power (book and lyrics by David Henry Hwang).