WITH ANN ARVIA, JOEL BLUM, LAURA DARRELL, JEFFRY DENMAN, BRANDON FLYNN, DANIEL JENKINS, DEE ROSCIOLI, KAREN ZIEMBA, BLAKE ZOLFO
KID VICTORY, a hauntingly mesmerizing new musical, is the latest collaboration from the creators of Vineyard Theatre’s THE LANDING, composer John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS) and acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (SLOWGIRL, HER REQUIEM). Seventeen-year-old Luke returns to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. As his friendship grows with the town misfit, Emily, his parents realize that in order to truly find their son, they must confront some unnerving truths about his disappearance. Directed by Liesl Tommy (Broadway’s ECLIPSED, recipient of The Vineyard’s Susan Stroman Directing Award) in her Vineyard debut, KID VICTORY is a riveting original musical about breaking out and breaking through. KID VICTORY is a co-production with Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia.
This play contains mature and graphic content and may not be suitable for patrons under 15.
“THE MOST EXCITING NEW MUSICAL OF THE SEASON!
Contemporary, relevant, and brave. Let’s hear it for John Kander: The legendary Broadway composer turns 90 next month and he has written some of his best music for Kid Victory.”
- Zachary Stewart, Theatremania
“THE CAST INCLUDES FIRST-RATE PERFORMERS,
including the excellent Karen Ziemba and Daniel Jenkins.
Dee Roscioli is a crowd pleaser. And Jeffry Denman is unnervingly intense.”
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“A TIGHT, THOUGHTFUL CHAMBER MUSICAL.
Takes on a radioactive subject and finds human music in it.
Newcomer Brandon Flynn has riveting charisma.”
- Linda Winer, Newsday
“JOHN KANDER, GREG PIERCE, AND DIRECTOR LIESL TOMMY ARE SUPERB!
Brandon Flynn and Jeffry Denman are outstanding.”
- Robert Hofler, The Wrap
“KUDOS TO LIBRETTIST GREG PIERCE AND COMPOSER JOHN KANDER,
who nimbly thread a narrow needle.”
- Adam Feldman, Time Out
“KANDER’S MELODIES ARE CREAMY, CLEVER, AND TWISTY, AT TIMES DOWNRIGHT ADDICTIVE.
Liesl Tommy’s production is slick, and the cast is excellent. Brandon Flynn is beautifully on the edge.”
- Matthew Murray, Talkin’ Broadway
“A PLEASING, WIDE-RANGING MUSICAL SCORE!
‘Kid Victory’ offers a vivid portrait of a tortured soul.”
- Robert Feldberg, NorthJersey.com
“KANDER’S SCORE IS HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL.
The cast is first-rate!”
- Suzanna Bowling, Times Square Chronicle
“MAKE SURE YOU GET A TICKET TO SEE KID VICTORY!”
- Sandi Durell, Theater Pizzazz