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TONY-WINNING BROADWAY SUPERSTAR KELLI O’HARA JOINS SETH RUDETSKY FOR AN EVENING OF COMEDY AND SONG, JUNE 14, 2016

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TONY-WINNING BROADWAY SUPERSTAR KELLI O’HARA
JOINS SETH RUDETSKY FOR 
AN EVENING OF COMEDY AND SONG, JUNE 14, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, May 23, 2016) –– The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Mark Cortale Productions, welcomes one of Broadway’s most beloved leading ladies, Tony Award® winner Kelli O’Hara, to the Merriam Theater on Tuesday, June 14 at 8:00 p.m. as the final installment of Seth Rudetsky’s season-long Broadway Concert Series at the Kimmel Center. Seth Rudetsky, called the ‘Mayor of Broadway’ by the The New York Times will join Kelli on stage, taking on the dual role of pianist and host for the evening.

“We can think of no better performer to close out this fabulous series that the incomparable Kelli O’Hara,” said Ed Cambron, Executive Vice President of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “One of Broadway’s most commanding leading ladies paired with the hilarious Seth Rudetsky is a theater-lovers dream and we’re thrilled to host them at the Kimmel Center.”

Fresh off of her Tony-winning (Best Leading Actress) run as Anna in Lincoln Center Theater’s critically-acclaimed revival of The King and I, Kelli O’Hara has indisputably established herself as one of Broadway’s greatest talents over the years. In addition to this award-winning performance, Kelli’s other recent engagements include her performance as Francesca in the musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County – which earned her Tony®, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle nominations – her role as Mrs. Darling in NBC’s live telecast of Peter Pan alongside Allison Williams and Christian Borle, and on New Year’s Eve 2014, Kelli made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the production of The Merry Widow with Renee Fleming.

The Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series showcases Sirius XM Radio Star, Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host, asking probing, funny and revealing questions of Broadways biggest stars. In the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 2015-2016 season, Broadway phenomenon Audra McDonald and Megan Hilty have joined Seth on stage as part of his intriguing series.  In addition to his Broadway Concert series at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, this March, Seth premiered his new Broadway musical comedy, Disaster! at the Nederlander Theatre in New York City. 

KELLI O’HARA AND SETH RUDETSKY

Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series

Merriam Theater
June 14, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

Tickets

Tickets are available now and start at $29.00 Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at kimmelcenter.org.

Mark Cortale is the Producing Artistic Director at The Art House in Provincetown, Massachusetts. In his inaugural season in 2011, he founded the Broadway @ The Art House series featuring Seth Rudetsky as host and pianist. This summer, Mark launched the Broadway @ Town Hall series in Provincetown that includes concerts with Seth starring Rosie O'Donnell, Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka, Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker, Audra McDonald & Will Swenson, Jane Krakowski and Vanessa Williams. He also founded Well-Strung, The Singing String Quartet and has produced their stage shows, their two CDs and their music videos. He has produced the Broadway @ series hosted by Seth in Australia (with Megan Mullally) and in London’s West End (with Patti LuPone) at the Leicester Square Theatre. The series recently launched in San Francisco @ The Nourse Theatre, in Santa Monica @ The Broad Stage, in Fort Lauderdale @ The Broward's Parker Playhouse and in New Orleans @ NOCCA. Mark also produced the feature film Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads.

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts’ Merriam Theater. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2015-2016 Season.  American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.

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