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2012 News Releases

The Kimmel Center Rings in the New Year with 2013 NEW YEAR’S DAY CELEBRATION!
DECEMBER 21, 2012

Cirque Éloize iD Makes Philadelphia Premiere For Holiday Engagement at Merriam Theater Opening Dec. 26
DECEMBER 11, 2012

Kimmel Center Celebrates the Holidays w. FREE Tuba Christmas Concerts, Dec. 16; and New Year’s Day Celebration, Jan. 1
DECEMBER 7, 2012

Mike Tyson’s One-Man Show to Hit the Road on National Tour with Philadelphia Stop, May 2
DECEMBER 6, 2012

Les Misérables Returns to Philadelphia at the Academy of Music, Jan. 2 – 13
DECEMBER 5, 2012

Four Time Tony Award Nominated Musical JEKYLL & HYDE Making Philadelphia Premiere for the Holidays, Dec. 26-30
NOVEMBER 30, 2012

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts launches new text-to-give campaign as part of #GivingTuesday
NOVEMBER 26, 2012

PHILADANCO Performs An Evening of Exciting Works…BACK TO BLACK with Philadelphia Premiere of Matthew Rushing’s Moan, Dec. 7-9
NOVEMBER 21, 2012

Gustavo Dudamel Leads Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in Verizon Hall Debut, Dec. 5
NOVEMBER 21, 2012

Lewis Black Brings His "Running on Empty" Tour to Philadelphia, Feb. 22
NOVEMBER 13, 2012

Bryan Adams Performs Solo-Acoustic Exclusive Engagement at the Merriam Theater, Jan. 25
NOVEMBER 12, 2012

Kimmel Center Creative Music Program for Jazz Announces Monthly Meet the Masters Series with Legendary Saxophonist Gary Thomas and Trumpeter Ralph Alessi Leading Student Workshops, Nov. – Dec.
NOVEMBER 6, 2012

Million Dollar Quartet’s National Tour Makes Its Philadelphia Premiere at the Forrest Theatre, Dec. 11 – 16
NOVEMBER 5, 2012

Buddy Valastro Live: The Cake Boss Homemade for the Holidays Tour Arrives in Philadelphia November 27
NOVEMBER 2, 2012

Kimmel Center Partners with Temple University on PNC Grow Up Great Child-Friendly FREE Jazz Programming, Nov. to Feb.
NOVEMBER 1, 2012

Monthly FREE Sittin' In Jam Session Series Continues November - December at Kimmel Center!
OCTOBER 22, 2012

Chick Corea & Gary Burton Bring Their Hot House Tour to Philadelphia Featuring the Harlem String Quartet, Nov. 9
OCTOBER 12, 2012

hitRECord On the Road with Joseph Gordon-Levitt Arrives in Philadelphia, Nov. 19
OCTOBER 2, 2012

Under the Streetlamp Embarks on National 32-city Tour with Philadelphia Performance on October 24
OCTOBER 1, 2012

War Horse Will Gallop Into Philadelphia at Academy of Music, Nov. 20 - Dec. 2
OCTOBER 1, 2012

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts 2013 Announces 50+ Partner Performances in Return of Festival
SEPTEMBER 28, 2012

Monthly FREE Sittin' In Jam Session Series Returns to Kimmel Center!
SEPTEMBER 28, 2012

Legendary Folk Singer Songwriter John Prine Returns to Philadelphia with Special Guest Sarah Jarosz, Nov. 16
SEPTEMBER 19, 2012

Comedian Legend Jackie Mason Provides Exclusive Philadelphia Performance, Nov. 10
SEPTEMBER 13, 2012

Kimmel Center Completes Dorrance H. Hamilton Rooftop Garden Renovation Now Open to the Public for Tours and Special Events
AUGUST 31, 2012

Hannibal Lokumbe’s World Premiere of Can You Hear God Crying? Kicks Off Kimmel Center Presents’ 2012-13 Program Offerings
AUGUST 24, 2012

Drumline Live Kicks Off U.S. Tour of American Marching Band Experience in Philadelphia, Oct. 17-18
JULY 31, 2012

Brandi Carlile Makes Merriam Theater Debut in Philadelphia with Special Guest Blitzen Trapper, Oct. 26
JULY 31, 2012

Singer Melody Gardot Announces Highly Anticipated U.S. Concert Tour with Philadelphia Performance, September 29
JULY 30, 2012

Tony Award-Winning Composer Jason Robert Brown Leads Broadway Dreams Summer Performing Arts Intensive at the Kimmel Center, July 30-Aug. 5
JULY 20, 2012

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Receives $2.5 Million from the William Penn Foundation for General Operating Support
JULY 12, 2012

Singer-Songwriter Conor Oberst Adds Philadelphia Solo Tour Date November 18
JUNE 21, 2012

Buddy Valastro Live: The Cake Boss Homemade for the Holidays Tour Arrives in Philadelphia November 27
JUNE 12, 2012

Shaquille O’Neal All Star Comedy Jam Tour 2012 Arrives in Philadelphia Nov. 17
JUNE 4, 2012

Single Tickets for Select Kimmel Center Presents 2012/13 Season Programs Go on Sale June 12!
JUNE 1, 2012

Kimmel Center Announces Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts 2013 Time Travel Theme: Moments in Time with 50+ Arts Presenters Participating in City-Wide Festival
MAY 30, 2012

Kimmel Center Partners with BROADWAY DREAMS FOUNDATION for 4th Annual Summer Performing Arts Intensive, JULY 30 – AUG 5
MAY 23, 2012

Kimmel Center, Inc. and The Philadelphia Orchestra Association Agree to Modifications to Lease Agreement
MAY 21, 2012

FREE AT THE KIMMEL Offerings Continue May to June 2012
MAY 3, 2012

NETworks Presents DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Smash Hit Broadway Musical Plays Philadelphia’s Academy of Music June 4 – 10
MAY 2, 2012

Famed Singer-Songwriter Jackson Browne Announces Philadelphia Stop on 2012 U.S. Acoustic Tour with Special Guest Sara Watkins, July 25
MAY 1, 2012

Veteran Broadcasters ADAM CAROLLA and DENNIS PRAGER Present Evening of Funny and Thought-Provoking Conversation, Oct.13
APRIL 23, 2012

Earth, Wind & Fire Brings Guiding Lights Tour to Philadelphia Performing with Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, June 15
APRIL 18, 2012

Kimmel Center Announces Exclusive Catering Partnership with Iron Chef Jose Garces
APRIL 3, 2012

KEANE Rocks Philadelphia in Celebration of New Album Release Strangeland, June 16
MARCH 27, 2012

Kimmel Center Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month With Series of Jazz Offerings in April
MARCH 22, 2012

Last Chance to See The U.S. Tour of RIVERDANCE, the Original International Phenomenon Will Play Final Performances in Philadelphia, May 11-13
MARCH 22, 2012

PHILADANCO Performs The Philadelphia Connection with World Premiere by Rennie Harris, April 20-22
MARCH 22, 2012

UNDER THE STREETLAMP Brings Doo-Wop, Rock ‘N Roll and Motown Hits to Philadelphia, Oct. 24
MARCH 21, 2012

BONNIE RAITT Returns To Philadelphia for Academy of Music Performance, June 16
MARCH 21, 2012

Grammy® Award Winner BEN HARPER Announces Philadelphia Stop Part of First Acoustic Solo Tour, Oct. 3
MARCH 21, 2012

Soul Singer ANITA BAKER Returns to Perform On Stage at Academy of Music, June 2
MARCH 16, 2012

Panamanian Jazz Pianist DANILO PEREZ and FRIENDS Celebrate Philly Native McCoy Tyner, April 14
MARCH 15, 2012

Violin Phenomenon JOSHUA BELL Makes Philadelphia Debut as Music Director of ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS, April 16
MARCH 15, 2012

Kimmel Center Presents Launches ¡VOZ! Congreso with Legendary Vocalist and Actress RITA MORENO, April 11
MARCH 13, 2012

Jeffrey Siegel’s KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS® Series Concludes with The Power and Passion of Brahms, April 9
MARCH 12, 2012

International Guitar Legend PACO DE LUCIA Embarks on His First U.S. Tour in Five Years with Philadelphia Performance, April 10
MARCH 12, 2012

JERRY BLAVAT 10th Anniversary Reunion with Swinging Sounds of Doo Wop, April 7
MARCH 9, 2012

The Kimmel Center & Shubert Organization Announce 2012/13 Broadway Season
MARCH 8, 2012

Kimmel Center Hosts Monthly SITTIN’ IN JAM SESSION Series
MARCH 7, 2012

Live From the Plaza Stage FREE Performance Series Continues in March
MARCH 6, 2012

Emmy and Tony Award Winner KRISTIN CHENOWETH Brings Debut World Tour to Philadelphia, June 1
FEBRUARY 29, 2012

BANDO KOTOJI and Traditional KABUKI DANCE Make Philadelphia Debut at the Kimmel Center, March 25
FEBRUARY 28, 2012

Comedian AZIZ ANSARI Brings Buried Alive Tour to Philadelphia at the Merriam Theater, June 23
FEBRUARY 27, 2012

Live from the Plaza Stage FREE Performance Series Continues With Philly Native Matt Richards, Feb. 18
FEBRUARY 17, 2012

PADDY MOLONEY and THE CHIEFTAINS Celebrate 50th Anniversary Tour with Philadelphia Performance, March 9
FEBRUARY 10, 2012

Bryn Mawr Organist JEFFREY BRILLHART Joins CANADIAN BRASS in Verizon Hall, March 10
FEBRUARY 10, 2012

MAX RAABE & PALAST ORCHESTER Embark on 2012 U.S. Tour in Support of New Release, One Cannot Kiss Alone, with Philadelphia Performance, March 2
FEBRUARY 7, 2012

Live From the Plaza Stage Saturday Series Kick Off with FREE Performances –February through June
FEBRUARY 7, 2012

Premiere of Can You Hear God Crying? Rescheduled to 2012 Opening Weekend at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
FEBRUARY 2, 2012

Grammy Award Winning Broadway Smash Hit WEST SIDE STORY Is Coming to Philadelphia at Academy of Music, March 27 – April 8
FEBRUARY 2, 2012

TERELL STAFFORD QUINTET Pays Tribute to Lee Morgan in the Kimmel Center’s Jazz Up Close Series, Feb. 25
FEBRUARY 1, 2012

FEIST Announces Spring 2012 North American Tour with Philadelphia Performance at Academy of Music, May 8
FEBRUARY 1, 2012

William Shatner’s One Man Show SHATNER'S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT Beams into Philadelphia March 13
JANUARY 31, 2012

Music Director Alan Gilbert Makes First Philadelphia Appearance Leading New York Philharmonic and Joyce DiDonato, Feb. 24
JANUARY 31, 2012

America’s Romantic Piano Sensation JIM BRICKMAN Plays An Evening of Romance, Feb. 18
JANUARY 24, 2012

Tony Award Winner and Smash Hit FELA! is Coming to Philadelphia at the Academy of Music, March 20-25
JANUARY 24, 2012

WYNTON MARSALIS Performs The Ballad of the American Arts in Philadelphia Honoring Jazz Appreciation Month, April 3
JANUARY 24, 2012

RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES Returns to Philadelphia! Opens at Academy of Music, Jan. 31-Feb. 5
JANUARY 5, 2012