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2009 News Releases

Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® Series Continues with Chopin the Storyteller at the Kimmel Center, January 18
DECEMBER 16, 2009

Free Friday LIVE Performances and Other Free Events at the Kimmel Center in January
DECEMBER 16, 2009

From Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road…RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles Returns to the Academy of Music February 2 – 6 for Six Shows Only!
DECEMBER 11, 2009

An Evening with Country Music Star Vince Gill at the Kimmel Center, April 22
DECEMBER 10, 2009

Kimmel Center Celebrates New Year’s Day with Free Indoor Festivities and Brunch
DECEMBER 10, 2009

Frank McCourt’s The Irish… And How They Got That Way Returns to the Kimmel Center, January 7 – February 28
DECEMBER 2, 2009

FREE Holiday Offerings at the Kimmel Center in December
DECEMBER 1, 2009

Media Calendar for March – June 2010
DECEMBER 1, 2009

Holiday Fare: Vienna Boys Choir and TUBACHRISTMAS Celebration this December at the Kimmel Center
NOVEMBER 24, 2009

Jazz Up Close with Sheila Jordan and Kurt Elling Paying Tribute to Billie Holiday at the Kimmel Center, Nov. to Dec.
NOVEMBER 18, 2009

Forte Young Professionals Group Hosts After-Party with DJ AfroDJiak at the Kimmel Center, November 20
NOVEMBER 11, 2009

World Music Star Sara Tavares and Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company Make Kimmel Center Debuts this November
NOVEMBER 9, 2009

Free Friday LIVE Performances and Other Free at the Kimmel Events Offer Something for Everyone in November
OCTOBER 30, 2009

Tickets for Disney's The Lion King on Sale on November 6!
OCTOBER 29, 2009

Bryan Fogel & Sam Wolfson’s World of Jewtopia Makes its Philadelphia Debut at the Kimmel Center on December 24 - 27
OCTOBER 27, 2009

Philadanco Kicks Off 40th Anniversary Season at the Kimmel Center, November 12-15
OCTOBER 27, 2009

Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® Series Opens with Chopin for Lovers at the Kimmel Center, November 16
OCTOBER 26, 2009

Mannheim Steamroller Celebrates 25 Years of Christmas Music with 58-City Tour Coming to Philadelphia, November 14
OCTOBER 23, 2009

Girls Night: The Musical Direct From Off-Broadway Makes Philadelphia Premiere at Kimmel Center April 20 – May 23
OCTOBER 22, 2009

Oscar-Winning Duo The Swell Season Performs Works from New Album Strict Joy at the Merriam Theater, November 8
OCTOBER 19, 2009

WICKED, Broadway's Biggest Blockbuster to Return to Philadelphia's Academy of Music, January 6-24
OCTOBER 16, 2009

WXPN & Y-Rock on XPN Welcome Supergroup Monsters of Folk at the Academy of Music, November 9
OCTOBER 15, 2009

The Kimmel Center Expands Free Tour Schedule to Include Academy of Music Tours
OCTOBER 14, 2009

Pianist André Watts and Maestro Riccardo Muti with the New York Philharmonic Return to the Kimmel Center in November
OCTOBER 14, 2009

Comedian David Cross Brings His Stand-Up Routine to the Merriam Theater, October 20
OCTOBER 7, 2009

Philadelphia is Guaranteed a White Christmas: Irving Berlin's White Christmas The Musical Direct from Broadway at the Academy of Music
OCTOBER 6, 2009

Classical Music with a Twist: French Organist Olivier Latry, Cellist Matt Haimovitz and New Music Ensemble Kronos Quartet Perform this Fall at the Kimmel
OCTOBER 5, 2009

Forte Young Professionals Group's Open House Cocktail Party Kicks Off Its 2009-10 Season at the Kimmel Center, October 17
OCTOBER 2, 2009

MAMMA MIA! Walks Down the Aisle of the Academy of Music, November 3 - 8
OCTOBER 1, 2009

Kimmel Center to Manage University of the Arts Merriam Theater
SEPTEMBER 29, 2009

Kimmel Center Announces 2009-10 Schedule of Educational Offerings
SEPTEMBER 28, 2009

Free Musical Performances Offered Every Friday Evening in the Kimmel Center's Commonwealth Plaza, Beginning September 25
SEPTEMBER 25, 2009

Philadelphia Jazz at the Kimmel Center in October: Lizz Wright and Danilo Pérez Trio Pay Tribute to Billie Holiday; Christian McBride and Friends; and Melody Gardot
SEPTEMBER 23, 2009

Food Network's Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri Brings Road Show to the Merriam Theater, November 18
SEPTEMBER 22, 2009

Video Games Live in Philadelphia: Award-Winning, Record-Breaking Show Collides Art and Technology
SEPTEMBER 21, 2009

Kimmel Center Education Department Offers Free Curriculum-Based Performing Arts Classes for Grades 5-12, Beginning October 7
SEPTEMBER 17, 2009

Media Calendar for December 2009 - February 2010
SEPTEMBER 14, 2009

Master Guitarist Paco Peña Delivers an Authentic Flamenco Experience with A Compás!In The Rhythm at the Kimmel Center, October 3

Jazz Icon Sonny Rollins Kicks Off Kimmel Center Presents’ 2009/10 Season, September 25

Kimmel Center Youth Jazz Ensemble Auditions Held on September 26

Single Tickets On Sale for Kimmel Center Presents 2009/10 Season and Select Broadway Series Presentations on Tuesday, September 8
AUGUST 31, 2009

The Off-Broadway Smash Hit Menopause The Musical® Returns to Philadelphia For One Week Only, Sept. 29 – Oct. 4 at the Kimmel Center
AUGUST 24, 2009

Broadway Dreams Foundation Presents Let the Sun Shine In A One Night Only Concert Event Featuring Philadelphia Native Mark Indelicato
JULY 29, 2009

CHICAGO The Musical Opens at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music September 15-20 Starring Jerry Springer – Direct from London
JULY 29, 2009

Kimmel Center Expands 2009/10 Season with Seven Newly Added Artists and Events, and Seven Broadway Presentations
JULY 15, 2009

Summer Organ Concerts on the Kimmel Center’s Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Begin July 9
JULY 2, 2009

Global Grooves World Music Dance Parties in Perelman Theater Start July 9
JUNE 26, 2009

Broadway Dreams Foundation’s Summer Performing Arts Intensive Program at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts August 4 - 9, 2009
JUNE 17, 2009

New Artists Added to Summer Solstice Celebration Sponsored by Citibank® at the Kimmel Center, June 20
JUNE 12, 2009

Kimmel Center Festival Appoints James Edward Cambron As its First Executive Director
JUNE 1, 2009

Summer Solstice Celebration Sponsored by Citibank® Kicks Off the Summer Season at the Kimmel Center, June 20
MAY 20, 2009

WXPN Welcomes Neko Case Middle Cyclone Tour at the Kimmel Center, July 29
MAY 14, 2009

GREASE™ Coming to Academy of Music, July 7-19
MAY 12, 2009

Tony Award Winners Nathan Lane & Bebe Neuwirth to Star as Gomez & Morticia in The Addams Family
MAY 12, 2009

Kimmel Center Brings Summertime Performances to Philly, June to August
MAY 11, 2009

Folk Icons Peter, Paul and Mary Perform at the Kimmel Center, June 14
APRIL 29, 2009

Kimmel Center Presents the U.S. East Coast Premiere of Robert Lepage’s The Andersen Project at UArts’ Merriam Theater, June 11, 12 & 13
APRIL 23, 2009

Kimmel Center Announces Arts Partners Pilot Program Providing Greater Access to Arts for Five Local Organizations
APRIL 23, 2009

By Popular Demand — Two Shows Added! Jerry Seinfeld Returns to the Stage Live in Concert in 2009
APRIL 22, 2009

Forte Hosts Young Professionals' Mambo Party at the Kimmel Center, May 8
APRIL 21, 2009

Jazz and Global Music Mix: Conga Kings with Tiempo Libre and John Patitucci, Rufus Reid and Danilo Pérez at the Kimmel Center, May 8 and 9
APRIL 20, 2009

Jerry Seinfeld Returns to the Stage Live in Concert in 2009
APRIL 15, 2009

Radio Icon Jerry Blavat Hosts Star-Studded Street Corner Harmony Show at the Kimmel Center, May 3
APRIL 10, 2009

Kimmel Center Announces Audition Schedule for Seventh Annual Tuition-Free Teen Summer Arts Camps, May 2-16
APRIL 9, 2009

Movin' Out, A New Musical, Moves into the Academy of Music, May 15 – 17
APRIL 9, 2009

Organist James David Christie Performs Splendors of the Baroque and French Fireworks at the Kimmel Center, May 2
APRIL 8, 2009

Fiddling Sensation Natalie MacMaster, David Bromberg Big Band and Special Guest Angel Band at the Kimmel Center, May 1
APRIL 6, 2009

Bob the Builder™ LIVE! Spud's Big Mess Visits Philadelphia's Academy of Music May 5 – 6
APRIL 2, 2009

Philadanco's New Faces and Alarm Will Sound's New Music at the Kimmel Center this Spring
APRIL 2, 2009

Spring Fling Free in the Plaza Festival at the Kimmel Center, April 15 to May 8
MARCH 31, 2009

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel Series Concludes with Musical Pictures at the Kimmel Center, April 13
MARCH 24, 2009

Spring Awakening, Winner of Eight Tony Awards® Including Best Musical, Coming to Philadelphia June 23 – 28 at Academy of Music
MARCH 18, 2009

Kimmel Center Presents Wide Range of Performances in its Ninth Season, 2009-2010
MARCH 12, 2009

The Kimmel Center & Shubert Organization Present New 2009-2010 Broadway Series
MARCH 12, 2009

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Lands in Philadelphia at Academy of Music on April 7
MARCH 5, 2009

March "Free at the Kimmel" Offers Something for Everyone
MARCH 2, 2009

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to Hold Local Children’s Auditions for the National Touring Production’s Philadelphia Engagement April 7-12
FEBRUARY 26, 2009

Riverdance: The Original International Phenomenon to Play Eight Farewell Performances at the Academy of Music, March 31-April 5
FEBRUARY 24, 2009

Jazz it Up at the Kimmel Center in March and April: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Saxophonist Bobby Watson and Blue Note Records 70th Anniversary Tour
FEBRUARY 23, 2009

Happy Days-A New Musical at Academy of Music March 24 - 29
FEBRUARY 18, 2009

Frank McCourt's The Irish...And How They Got That Way Makes Kimmel Center Premiere March 5-29
FEBRUARY 12, 2009

Classical Music Recitals in March and April Include: Violinist Hilary Hahn with Ukrainian Pianist Valentina Lisitsa, Organist Jane Parker-Smith and Pianist Krystian Zimerman at the Kimmel Center
FEBRUARY 11, 2009

Valentine's Day Special Includes Broadway and Kimmel Center Concerts
FEBRUARY 10, 2009

Forte Hosts "Open House" Cocktail Mixers at the Kimmel Center, February 20 and 28
FEBRUARY 10, 2009

World Music at the Kimmel Center in March Includes: Portuguese Fado Singer Mariza, Paddy Moloney with Chieftains and Japanese Kodo Drummers
FEBRUARY 9, 2009

Vienna Philharmonic Returns to the Kimmel Center with Conductor Zubin Mehta and Pianist Lang Lang, February 24
FEBRUARY 3, 2009

February "Free at the Kimmel" Offers Something for Everyone
FEBRUARY 2, 2009

Front Row Orchestra Seats for RENT The Broadway Tour Available for $20
JANUARY 27, 2009

Rennie Harris Puremovement's World Premiere of 100NakedLocks and Bang on a Can All-Stars with Glenn Kotche from Wilco at the Kimmel Center this February
JANUARY 21, 2009

Valentine's Day Rufus Wainwright Concert with Special Guest Martha Wainwright at the Kimmel Center, February 14
JANUARY 16, 2009

Neil Simon's The Odd Couple Starring Tony Braithwaite and Peter Pryor Makes Kimmel Center Premiere, February 5 – March 1
JANUARY 15, 2009

RENT, The Broadway Tour Featuring Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Arrives in Philadelphia at Academy of Music, February 3-8
JANUARY 9, 2009

Cleveland Orchestra with Conductor Franz Welser-Möst and Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® at the Kimmel Center this February
JANUARY 8, 2009

World, Pop, Country and Jazz Powerhouse Musicians Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, Simon Shaheen and Randy Brecker Perform at the Kimmel Center in February
JANUARY 8, 2009

New Senior Management Announced for Kimmel Center's Programming Division
JANUARY 7, 2009

Kimmel Center's Young Professionals Group "Forte" Hosts Quizzo Trivia Contest on January 24
JANUARY 6, 2009

Jesus Christ Superstar 'Timeless and for Our Time' Opens at Academy of Music, January 30-February 1
JANUARY 5, 2009