Kimberly Akimbo (Broadway)
Open run 2h 25m
Kimberly Akimbo (Broadway)
87

Kimberly Akimbo (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

87%
(650 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
4%
Negative
2%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Funny, Absorbing

About the Show

The award-winning musical about an NJ teen with a rare aging disorder who must navigate family secrets and her first crush.

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Member Reviews (650)

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1085 Reviews | 265 Followers
79
Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if Much better than when at Atlantic.energetic cast and good story.

Don't see it if If you want a serious drama.

635 Reviews | 237 Followers
85
Touching, Funny, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You’re looking for a new, unique musical comedy that’s funny, quirky, and touching.

Don't see it if You’re seeking something lavish. This feels like a cult indie dark comedy put on stage and musicalized.

490 Reviews | 316 Followers
89
Surprising, Great acting/singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy great acting, singing, humor and an all round entertaining Broadway musical.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals. Or you DO like musicals and expect a lot of dancing, this is not that kind of musical.

Nic
470 Reviews | 91 Followers
84
Unusual, Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see something truly different on Broadway. Victoria Clark is fantastic leading a talented cast.

Don't see it if you need characters to be wholly good, instead of flawed and struggling.

469 Reviews | 54 Followers
82
Great writing, Great acting, Great singing, Clever, Delightful

See it if enjoy small musicals with a message. funny yet heartfelt. even more rich than when it was off-broadway. great acting

Don't see it if want big flashy shows. this is just about a small group of people.

WH
411 Reviews | 75 Followers
95
Run, don't walk!, Time flies as this delightful show entertains, Quirky, funny, touching & a hoot, Terrific casting & performances, Endearingly subversive

See it if Like fun and quirky stories and music. Want to watch a talented cast having fun. Need an entertaining uplift!

Don't see it if Struggle with suspending disbelief. Resist lighthearted fun. Read more

340 Reviews | 159 Followers
88
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Must see, Great acting

See it if you enjoy small shows with good story lines and hilarious characters. Clark gives a Tony-worthy performance and Cooley is adorable

Don't see it if you are looking for a big musical with big Broadway numbers and sets. This show is smaller and more intimate, but it's delightful Read more

273 Reviews | 598 Followers
94
Enchanting, Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Wonderful ensemble cast

See it if a sweet human heartwarming story with wonderful actors and singer brings you joy. Don't miss it!

Don't see it if you are looking for a large splashy musical. It's a smaller show that works on a big stage due to the caliber of the performances, & writing Read more

Critic Reviews (24)

The New York Times
November 10th, 2022

"I began to see the character and the show in anagrammatic terms...It’s not about a disease at all, unless it’s the one we all have: We grow up too slowly and then suddenly too fast. We are gone before we know it."
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Time Out New York
November 10th, 2022

"It still feels intimate, but the larger audience lets the show land big laughs as well as moments of stung collective sympathy, and the performances pop with fresh energy."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 10th, 2022

"The musical felt like a glimmer of sunlight breaking through the winter of Omicron. In the Broadway run, that sun shines brighter and clearer— the show-choir costumes are shinier."
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The Hollywood Reporter
November 10th, 2022

"The performances of the entire cast are in perfect harmony with the offbeat material."
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Entertainment Weekly
November 10th, 2022

" 'Kimberly Akimbo' leaves you floating high on good vibes and ready to make the most of life."
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Variety
November 10th, 2022

"In a field crowded with fan service - 'Kimberly Akimbo' is an exception — one that proves musicals can be deeply strange and spirited, and can challenge audiences to see things from another point of view."
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The Wall Street Journal
November 10th, 2022

" 'Kimberly Akimbo' leaps into enchanting life from its first scene...Its two and a half hours pass like a freshening breeze that is gone before you’ve had time to fully savor it."
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Deadline
November 10th, 2022

" 'Kimberly Akimbo' remains a stunner, a sly, quirky, eccentric work of stage art transformed into a crowd pleaser...works its way into your heart with a jauntiness that both hides and ultimately amplifies its serious ambitions."
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