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2010 News Releases

Philly Native Singer-Songwriter AMOS LEE Performs at the Merriam Theater in Support of 2011 Album Release of Mission Bell, April 5
DECEMBER 21, 2010

The Kimmel Center Rings in the New Year with 2011 New Year’s Day Celebration!
DECEMBER 16, 2010

Kimmel Center Appoints Thor Steingraber as Vice President of Institutional Strategy & Planning and Larae Junior as Vice President of Sales & Marketing
DECEMBER 16, 2010

Marvin Hamlisch and Michael Feinstein Perform the Great American Songbook at the Kimmel Center, Dec 26
DECEMBER 10, 2010

IN THE HEIGHTS Comes to Philadelphia! Jan. 18 – 23 at Academy of Music
DECEMBER 9, 2010

Kimmel Center Board of Directors Welcomes Four New Members
DECEMBER 7, 2010

Tickets for MARY POPPINS Now on Sale, March 23 – April 17 at Academy of Music
DECEMBER 6, 2010

An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt at Merriam Theater, Jan 20
NOVEMBER 29, 2010

PHILADANCO Celebrates Choreographer Danny Ezralow with a Performance of Xmas Philes and Other Works at the Kimmel Center, Dec. 10 - 12
NOVEMBER 18, 2010

Direct From the Heart of Broadway! Comedy Musical Hit Jake Ehrenreich's A JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN at the Kimmel Center Dec. 23 to Dec. 28
NOVEMBER 17, 2010

FREE Holiday Performances at the Kimmel Center, Nov. to Dec.
NOVEMBER 16, 2010

BLUE MAN GROUP Theatrical Tour to Visit Merriam Theater in Philadelphia, Dec. 22 to Jan. 2
NOVEMBER 12, 2010

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR Performs Holiday Classics and Music From Around the World at the Kimmel Center, Dec. 3
NOVEMBER 11, 2010

GERI ALLEN QUARTET Continues Jazz Up Close Series Celebration of Thelonious Monk at the Kimmel Center, Dec. 4
NOVEMBER 11, 2010

Philadelphia Says Bonjour, And Bienvenue (Welcome), Paris! Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, April 7 to May 1
NOVEMBER 10, 2010

PARENTING 101 The Musical Returns to Kimmel Center, Dec. 9 - March 6
NOVEMBER 9, 2010

25th Anniversary LES MISÉRABLES Tickets Now On Sale, Jan. 4 – 15
NOVEMBER 8, 2010

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC Announces Casting For Philadelphia, Nov. 23-28
NOVEMBER 3, 2010

GARRISON KEILLOR Brings “Pretty Good” Wit and Humor to the Kimmel Center, Nov. 15
OCTOBER 22, 2010

Polish Folk Dance Sensation MAZOWSZE Performs Holiday Program at the Kimmel Center, Nov. 14
OCTOBER 19, 2010

Skinnygirl Night Out...a conversation with BETHENNY FRANKEL at Merriam Theater, Jan. 21
OCTOBER 18, 2010

Kimmel Center’s Jazz Up Close Series Kicks Off with Danilo Pérez PANAMONK REVISITED Program, Nov. 13
OCTOBER 18, 2010

Buddy Valastro: THE CAKE BOSS The Bakin’ with the Boss Tour at Merriam Theater, Nov. 8
OCTOBER 15, 2010

OCTOBER 14, 2010

JOHN MELLENCAMP's No Better Than This Tour in Philly at the Academy of Music, Feb. 21
OCTOBER 14, 2010

Kimmel Center Announces Mini-Comedy Fest: LOUIS C.K., KATHY GRIFFIN, and VINCE VAUGHN & KEVIN JAMES Take Center Stage During a Weekend of Laughs, November 5, 6, and 7
OCTOBER 13, 2010

Tickets Now on Sale! Comedian GEORGE LOPEZ at Academy of Music, Nov.19 and The Kinks' Legendary Frontman RAY DAVIES at Kimmel Center, Nov. 27
OCTOBER 11, 2010

Folk Music Pioneer JOAN BAEZ Performs with Special Guest Steve Earle at the Academy of Music, Oct. 29
OCTOBER 8, 2010

Philadelphia International Festival Of The Arts Kicks Off Ticket Sales With Cast Of Jersey Boys And First Of Its Kind Neighborhood Truck Tour
OCTOBER 7, 2010

Casting Announced for GIRL TALK: THE MUSICAL at the Kimmel Center
OCTOBER 5, 2010

Afro-Spanish Singer BUIKA Makes Philadelphia Debut At The Kimmel Center, Oct 26
OCTOBER 4, 2010

Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC Makes its Philadelphia Debut November 23 – 28 For Holiday Engagement at the Academy of Music
OCTOBER 4, 2010

Classical Music Takes Center Stage at the Kimmel Center This Fall
OCTOBER 1, 2010

Emmy Award Winner KATHY GRIFFIN Performs Stand-Up Comedy at the Academy of Music, Nov 6
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010

The Kimmel Center Brings the Lights Up on Philly’s Performing Arts Scene
SEPTEMBER 22, 2010

City of Philadelphia Will Welcome the Award-Winning Musical JERSEY BOYS to Forrest Theatre at Sept. 30 Opening
SEPTEMBER 22, 2010

2010 Barclay Mercury Prize Winner The XX Perform at Merriam Theater, October 4
SEPTEMBER 22, 2010

BURN THE FLOOR is Coming to Philadelphia, Opening November 12 at Academy of Music
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010

Jason Bonham's LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE at the Merriam Theater, Saturday, November 6th
SEPTEMBER 16, 2010

Tony, Grammy, and Oliver Award Winning "Jersey Boys" Announces Final Cast
AUGUST 25, 2010

Sufjan Steven's Fall Tour Stop at the Academy of Music, November 10th
AUGUST 11, 2010

The One-Man Show Sensation "The Philly Fan" Returns to Philadelphia on September 23rd
JULY 28, 2010

Artists Added to 2010-2011 Season Line-Up & Single Tickets for Select Shows Released Today
JULY 21, 2010

Young Musicians Learn from the Best at the Kimmel Center's Seventh Annual Teen Summer Arts Camp
JULY 15, 2010

Kimmel Center Elects Paul A. Tufano to Succeed Roland K. Bullard, II. as Chairman
JUNE 28, 2010

The Kimmel Center and AfroTaino Productions Announce Global Grooves World Music Dance Parties, with New DJ Lounge Post-Show Party, Beginning July 15
JUNE 21, 2010

New Artist Added to Citibank Summer Solstice Celebration, 15-hours of Music from 3pm on June 19 Until Dawn on June 20
JUNE 9, 2010

Citibank Summer Solstice Celebration Brings All Day, All Night Musical Blowout to the Kimmel Center, June 19
MAY 21, 2010

National Tour of the Smash Hit Musical DREAMGIRLS Makes its Philadelphia Premiere at Academy of Music, June 22 – 27
MAY 12, 2010

Tickets Now on Sale for Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys, The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
MAY 10, 2010

Radio Icon Jerry Blavat Celebrates 50 Years in Show Business with Legends of Doo Wop at the Kimmel Center, May 22
MAY 10, 2010

Avenue Q Makes Philadelphia Return! Opens at Academy of Music, June 18-20
MAY 7, 2010

Natalie Merchant Confirms First Major Tour in Seven Years with Philadelphia Performance at the Merriam Theater, July 20
MAY 6, 2010

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Makes Kimmel Center Debut with Two Philadelphia Premieres, May 14-15
APRIL 29, 2010

Kimmel Center Presents Star Studded Night of Performances on May 19th with Gustavo Dudamel leading Los Angeles Philharmonic, Jazz Vocalist Lizz Wright and Theatrical Musical Trio GrooveLily
APRIL 27, 2010

Renowned Organist Paul Jacobs Performs Philadelphia Premiere of Wayne Oquin’s Reverie, and Additional Works at the Kimmel Center, May 8
APRIL 27, 2010

Award-Winning Vocalist Johnny Mathis with Special Guest Comedian Brad Upton Perform at the Kimmel Center, May 2, 2010
APRIL 22, 2010

Kimmel Center’ s Jazz Up Close Series Concludes with Philly-based Denise King and Venissa Santi performing Back in Your Own Backyard Billie Holiday Tribute, May 1
APRIL 21, 2010

Kimmel Center Presents Jazz Organ Jam Performance with Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Medeski, Philly-based Trudy Pitts and Joey DeFrancesco, April 30
APRIL 20, 2010

Classic FM Grammophone 2009 Young Artist of the Year Yuja Wang Performs Piano Recital at the Kimmel Center, April 29
APRIL 15, 2010

Kimmel Center Announces the 2010-11 Subscription Season
APRIL 12, 2010

Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance Taps Its Way Into Philadelphia’s Merriam Theater May 14 – 16 For Limited Weekend Engagement!
APRIL 9, 2010

111 Organizations Collaborate To Create The Philadelphia International Festival Of The Arts, Inspired By The Kimmel Center
APRIL 7, 2010

Casting Announced For Girls Night: The Musical, Opens At Kimmel Center April 20 – May 23
APRIL 2, 2010

Grammy-nominated Cherryholmes Brings Bluegrass Performance to the Kimmel Center, April 23
APRIL 1, 2010

Nickelodeon Brings Storytime Live! to Philadelphia, Opens June 4 – 6 At Merriam Theater
MARCH 31, 2010

Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® Series Concludes with Chopin and the Future at the Kimmel Center, April 19
MARCH 30, 2010

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles Returning June 18 - 20 to Merriam Theater for Additional Performances
MARCH 30, 2010

Philadanco Performs 40th Anniversary Jubilee at the Kimmel Center, April 15-18
MARCH 29, 2010

Grammy Award-winning A Cappella Group Chanticleer Debuts at the Kimmel Center, April 7
MARCH 22, 2010

Brooklyn Rider performs with 2 Foot Yard and Violinist-Vocalist Carla Kihlstedt at the Kimmel Center, March 27
MARCH 18, 2010

The Curtis Opera Theatre Performs A Sold-Out Run Of Barber’s ‘Antony And Cleopatra’
MARCH 17, 2010

The Kimmel Center & The Shubert Organization Announce New 2010-2011 Broadway Season
MARCH 15, 2010

August: Osage County Makes Philadelphia Premiere April 27 at Forrest Theatre
MARCH 11, 2010

Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony through Mahler Symphony No. 2 at the Kimmel Center, March 23
MARCH 9, 2010

March Free Friday LIVE Performances and Other Free Events at the Kimmel Center
MARCH 8, 2010

Dates Announced for Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys
MARCH 8, 2010

Danilo Pérez performs Things to Come: 21st Century Dizzy Jazz Concert at the Kimmel Center, March 19
MARCH 3, 2010

Casting Announced for Disney's The Lion King, Broadway's Award-Winning Best Musical
FEBRUARY 23, 2010

Max Raabe & Palast Orchester Return to Perform the U.S. Premiere of "A Night in Berlin" at the Merriam Theater, March 5
FEBRUARY 19, 2010

New Zealand Dance Company Black Grace Makes Kimmel Center Debut, February 26 - 27
FEBRUARY 12, 2010

Forte Young Professionals Group Hosts After-Party with Leana Song at the Kimmel Center, February 26 February 5, 2010
FEBRUARY 5, 2010

Extended By Popular Demand! Frank Mccourt's The Irish...And How They Got That Way Will Play Through April 18 At Kimmel Center
FEBRUARY 4, 2010

February Free Friday LIVE Performances and Other Free Events at the Kimmel Center
FEBRUARY 4, 2010

Bach Reinvented, February to March: Helmuth Rilling Leads Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Local Choirs, Absolute Ensemble, and Organist Cameron Carpenter Performances
FEBRUARY 3, 2010

Direct From New York City: Groovaloo Makes its Philadelphia Debut March 9 – 14 at the Merriam Theater!
FEBRUARY 3, 2010

Maestro Valery Gergiev Conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra in Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet at the Kimmel Center, February 22
FEBRUARY 3, 2010

It's Philadelphia's Moment: Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, April 7 - May 1, 2011
FEBRUARY 2, 2010

ANNIE's Back! America's Most Beloved Musical Returning to Philadelphia
JANUARY 28, 2010

World Music with a Message: Sweet Honey in the Rock and Paddy Moloney with Chieftains and Special Guests at the Kimmel Center, February and March
JANUARY 15, 2010

From Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road… RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles Extended by Popular Demand!
JANUARY 14, 2010

Winter Jazz at the Kimmel Center: Latin Jazz Vocalist Claudia Acuña Pays Tribute to Billie Holiday and Philly’s Own McCoy Tyner Reunites with Special Guest Joe Lovano
JANUARY 14, 2010

Broadway Series to Present The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Merriam Theater, February 9 – 14
JANUARY 13, 2010

New Music Ensemble JACK Quartet Debuts in the Kimmel Center’s Innovation Studio, January 23
JANUARY 8, 2010

Radio Icon Jerry Blavat Kicks Off Year-Long 50th Anniversary Celebration with Legends of Rock 'n’ Roll and R&B at the Kimmel Center, January 30
JANUARY 8, 2010

WICKED Announces Lottery for $25 Seats
JANUARY 4, 2010

World Renowned Flamenco Master Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca Perform at the Merriam Theater, January 23
JANUARY 4, 2010