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Welcome to the Press Room of The Kimmel Center for the Performing ArtsHere you can access press releases, images, contact information, and more. For more information about any of our events or to be added to our press list to receive press releases and media alerts, please contact Amanda Conte, Public Relations Manager, at aconte@kimmelcenter.org or 215-790-5847.

Press Releases

World Famous Shanghai Acrobats Perform Jaw-Dropping Stunts in Brand New Show Shanghai Nights, October 30, 2016

Mexico City Rock Bank Mexrrissey Plays Morrissey's Greatest Hits in Supercharged Tribute, October 29, 2016

Steve Martin and Martin Short Come Together for An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life at the Academy of Music, October 28-29, 2016

Anthony Bourdain Brings New Live Show to Philadelphia As Part of The Hunger Tour, October 26, 2016

Grammy-Winning Country Star Rosanne Cash To Perform Songs from Award-Winning Album The River & The Thread, October 20, 2016

Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees Brings Together Renowned Singers and Songwriters for an Intimate Evening of Acoustic Song, October 19, 2016

Folk Music Powerhouses Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter Come Together at the Academy of Music, October 9, 2016

Legendary Rock Band Kansas To Perform Breakthrough Album Leftoverture in its Entirety for the First Time Ever, October 1, 2016

Kimmel Center Announces Deatils For 2nd Annual Open House Season Kickoff Event, September 10, 2016, 10AM-2PM

Sheryl Lee Ralph To Host 2016 Marian Anderson Award Gala with Concert Featuring Award Winning R&B Artists

Jazz 100 Brings Together World-Class Lineup of Guest Performers To Celebrate 100 Years of Music by Dizzy, Ella, Mongo, and Monk, September 30, 2016

Philadelphia-Native Amos Lee Returns Home To Perform Songs from New Album "Spirit," September 11, 2016

Comedic Genius and Political Commentator Bill Maher Returns to the Academy of Music, September 9, 2016

Broadway Dreams Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Season at the Kimmel Center, August 6-14

Kimmel Center Announces Upcoming Productions and Performers for 2016-17 Season

Kimmel Center Board of Directors Extends Contract of President & CEO Anne Ewers Through 2019-20 Season

Comedy Stars Nick Offrerman and Megan Mullally Brings Their "Summer of 69 – No Apostrophe" Tour to the Merriam Theater, August 20, 2016

Live Tour of Lifetime® Hit Series "Bring It!" Brings Miss D and Her Dancing Dolls to the Merriam Theater Stage, August 5, 2016

British Rock Star Bryan Ferry Brings "Avonmore" Tour to Verizon Hall with Special Guest LP, July 21, 2016

International Superstar Yanni Brings His Greatest Hits and New Songs to the Academy of Music, July 19–20, 2016

Two Popular Productions Added to the 2016-17 Broadway Philadelphia Season; Returning Favorites “Dirty Dancing” and Cique Eloize

2016 Marian Anderson Award To Be Presdented to Patti LaBelle and Gamble & Huff

Joe's Pub at the Public & Kimmel Center Present 2016 Kimmel Center Theater Residency, June 13-26

Kimmel Center Announces All-Star Lineup for 2016-17 Jazz Season

Kimmel Center Presents 6th Annual Organ Day - Free Day of Organ Programs for All Ages, June 11, 2016

Broadway Philadelphia Presents Philadelphia Premiere of If/Then at the Academy of Music, June 21–26, 2016

Philadelphia Native Indie Artist Gregory Alan Isakov Performs at Verizon Hall, Joined by the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, June 19, 2016

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents A String of Pearls with Special Guest Pat Martin and Trio, June 18, 2016

Tony-Winning Broadway Superstar Kelli O'Hara Joins Seth Rudetsky for an Evening of Comedy and Song, June 14, 2016

Broadway Philadelphia Presents Riverdance, the Legendary Dance and Music Spectacle Returns to Kimmel Center's Academy of Music as Part of the 20th Anniversary Tour, June 14-19, 2016

The Kimmel Center and Prism Quartet Present the World Premiere of Color Theory, June 4 and June 11

Kimmel Center Announces Ticket Details for Three Huge, Must-See Shows

Mel Brooks... Back in the Saddle Again! A Hilarious Conversation with Mel Brooks and Screening of Blazing Saddles at the Academy of Music May 21, 2016

British Youtube Comedy Sensations Dan Howell and Phil Lester Star in The Amazing Tour is Not On Fire at the Academy of Music May 20, 2016

Show Stoppers: Musical Cheers Showcases Talented Local Students in a Tribute to Acclaimed Musicals May 19, 2016

Broadyway 'Bombshell' Megan Hilty Performs with Seth Rudetsky at the Merriam Theater May 17, 2016

Kimmel Center Jazz Series Continues with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis in a Tribute to Miles Davis May 15, 2016

Circus Meets Opera in La Verita Compagnia Finzi Pasca's Cirque-Inspired Spectacle at the Merriam Theater May 13-14, 2016

Comedy Superstar Brian Regan Performs One-Night-Only at the Merriam Theater During North American Tour May 7, 2016

The World's Naughtiest Magic Spectacle, The Naked Magic Show, Comes to the Merriam Theater May 6, 2016

Kimmel Center Announces Details of Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Finale Street Fair, April 23, 2016

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Organization Present 2016-17 Broadway Philadelphia Season Showcases 10 Blockbuster Productions with a Combined 29 Tony Award® Wins

Kimmel Center Announces New Details of Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Plaza Installation, Performance Details and More

The Kimmel Center Presents AC2 An Intimate Eveneing with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen at the Academy of Music April 9, 2016

Kimmel Center Presents Peppa Pig's Big Splash at the Academy of Music April 8, 2016

David Cross Brings Making America Great Again! Tour to Merriam Theater April 3, 2016

Kimmel Center Presents An Exclusive Screening And Panel Discussion of Natural Born Pranksters At Verizon Hall, March 24, 2016

Ticketing Details Announced For Article 13 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Grand Opening Program, April 8-10, 2016

Kimmel Center and Marian Anderson Award Announce Partnership for Future Award Ceremonies on February 25, 2016

Broadway Philadelphia Presents "The Sound of Music," New National Touring Production Makes Philadelphia Premiere at the Academy of Music, February 2016

Live Theatrical Performance of "PostSecret: The Show" Brings Secrets to Life on Stage at Perelman Theater; March 18-19, 2016

Broadway Philadelphia Presents "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," First National Tour Makes Philadelphia Premiere at Kimmel Center's Academy of Music; March 23, 2016

José González Brings New Tour Featuring Chamber Ensemble Ymusic to Verizon Hall; March 23, 2016

Kimmel Center Welcomes the World's Youngest Solo Musician Ethan Bortnick to the Perelman Theater; March 26, 2016

Tony Award Winner Sutton Foster to Perform "One Night Only" Solo Show at Merriam Theater; March 3, 2016

Live Presentation of Hit PBS Show Wild Kratts Live! Brings Adventure to Life on Stage at the Merriam Theater; March 4-5, 2016

Grammy Award-Winning Irish Folk Band The Chieftains Return to the Kimmel Center; March 13, 2016

Kimmel Center Announces New Details of Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Plaza Installation, Performance Details and More on January 23, 2016 

Broadway Philadelphia Presents "Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles." 2016 National Tour Brings New Songs and High-Definition Imagery to the Merriam Theater, February 11-14, 2016

Kimmel Center Presents Fritz Lang's Silent Film Metropolis with Live Organ at Verison Hall, February 27, 2016 

First National Tour of "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live!" Debuts at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, January 15-16, 2016 

Former Kimmel Center Theater Resident Jamie Leonhart Returns to Perform Her Newest Piece Estuary: An Artist/Mother Story, February 4-6, 2016

Networks Presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast at Philadelphia's Academy of Music, February 16-21, 2016

Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Beloved Stories Come to Life on Stage at the Merriam Theater February 21, 2016

Kimmel Center Welcomes Dynamic Instrumental Duo 2Cellos to Verizon Hall Debruary 23, 2016                                

Broadway Philadelphia Presents the Philadelphia Premiere of Four-Time Tony Award Winner Pippin, February 23-28

Grammy Award-Winning Pianist Ramsey Lewis and Renowned Guitarist John Pizzarelli Pay Tribute to Nat King Cole in Straighten Up and Fly Right at the Merriam Theater, February 26, 2016

National Tour of Once Returns to Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, January 15-17, 2016

Renowned Jazz Vocalist Rene Marie to Perform songs From Grammy® Nominated Eartha Kitt Tribute Album at Kimmel Center, January 30, 2016

Radio Legend and Philadelphia Music Icon Jerry Blavat Returns to Verizon Hall for "Salute to Street Corner Harmony", January 23, 2015

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Presents "An Evening With the Vienna Boys' Choir" On 12/10

Kimmel Center Announces Updated Schedule for Seth Rudetsky's Broadway Concert Series, December 10, 2015

Final Installment in Kimmel Center's "Business of Making Music" Free Seminar Series, December 8, 2015

Wayne Kimmel, Gregory Segall, and Tony Werner Elected to Kimmel Center Board of Directors, December 7, 2015

Kimmel Center Celebrates the Holidays with Free Programming, Lobby Festivities, Annual New Year's Day Celebration and More, December 3, 2015

Don Henley Wraps Up "Cass Country Tour" At Kimmel Center's Academy of Music November 12, 2015, 7:30 P.M.

Kimmel Center Continues Summertime Series of Free Performances and Ticketed Events

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Announces Seven New Board Members to its Board of Directors and 2016 Slate of Officers

Kimmel Center Add International Jazz, Brass & Family-Friendly Theater Offerings to Stellar 2015-16 Season Line-Up

Kimmel Center Announces Details of Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts April 8-23, 2016