Kimberly Akimbo (Broadway)
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Kimberly Akimbo (Broadway)
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Kimberly Akimbo (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

88%
(3967 Ratings)
Positive
93%
Mixed
4%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing, Funny

About the Show

The five-time Tony Award-winning musical about growing up and growing old… in no particular order.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (2,400)

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115 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Great performance with great songs, great acting and all against time. This is a MUST see performance.

Don't see it if If you can’t deal with family issues, personalities problems, this play is not for you.

60 Reviews | 10 Followers
100
Must see, Hilarious, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a light and heartwarming, feel good show

Don't see it if N/A Read more

61 Reviews | 23 Followers
100
Must see, Great singing, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you trust me when I tell you this is the best show currently on Broadway. Great plot, amazing music, and leaves you feeling hopeful.

Don't see it if you want an authentic portrayal of teenagers because I didn't really feel that in the show.

50 Reviews | 20 Followers
100
Absorbing, Clever

See it if You like profound subjects, in this case incurable disease, addressed sensitively but with humor and music

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals or plays that confront terminal illness

57 Reviews | 7 Followers
100
Relevant, Resonant, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You love shows like Evan Hansen. KA is a delightful, heart-warming hum-along show, with characters that feel real…all awards well-deserved.

Don't see it if You expect light-hearted..or don’t like shows with real pull at your heart themes about family and relationships.

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86 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Charming, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Interesting premise and heartfelt story about a teenager who ages quickly. Bonnie Milligan’s fantastic comedy and belting.

Don't see it if You are looking for something less nuanced and can’t appreciate the subtlety of a seemingly lighthearted story like this.

54 Reviews | 22 Followers
100
Resonant, Must see, Masterful, Funny, Clever

See it if you love a terrific show with a unique story filled with laughter and touching moments. The cast is superb

Don't see it if you don't like musicals

58 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Refreshing, Funny, Delightful

See it if you like small cast musicals with a lot of heart! And want to see an uplifting and unique story told beautifully

Don't see it if you want flashy dance numbers or larger than life production value

Critic Reviews (25)

The New York Times
November 10th, 2022

CRITIC'S PICK "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 Theatre Guide
November 11th, 2022

" 'Kimberly Akimbo' is now in residence at the Booth Theatre with the original cast and every bit of its wondrous quirkiness intact. In fact, the show is more polished and endearing than before."
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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 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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New York Daily News
November 11th, 2022

"It’s a great truth that acting is not so much about people but people in motion...As is the case with Tesori’s roiling score, their work here is kinetic."
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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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