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.@birbigs returns to the @kimmelcenter with #TheNewOne 11/17 & 11/18. More info @ kimmelcenter.org
COMEDIAN MIKE BIRBIGLIA RETURNS TO THE
KIMMEL CENTER CAMPUS FOR TWO NIGHTS OF
THE NEW ONE
NOVEMBER 17 & 18, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, September 25, 2017) –– The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in association with Live Nation, welcomes back Mike Birbiglia to the Merriam Theater Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. His latest show The New One features the award-winning comedian as he approaches an entirely new subject in a new way with the same heart and humor we’ve come to expect.
“We were certainly thrilled yet not surprised that Mike Birbiglia would reach capacity so quickly and delighted he was able to add a second show,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus continues to be the leading venue to see comedy in Philadelphia, and there are plenty of opportunities during our upcoming season to laugh.”
Mike Birbiglia is a comedian and storyteller who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall. His most recent shows, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and Thank God for Jokes, were both filmed for Netflix. Mike has released four albums for Comedy Central Records, including My Secret Public Journal Live, which was named one of the “Best Comedy Albums of the Decade” by The Onion AVClub. In addition to performing live, Birbiglia is an author and filmmaker who wrote, directed, and starred in the acclaimed films Sleepwalk with Me and Don’t Think Twice. His book, Sleepwalk With Me and Other Painfully True Stories, was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Thurber Prize For American Humor. As an actor, Birbiglia has appeared on Orange is the New Black, Inside Amy Schumer, and Girls,as well as in the films Trainwreck, The Fault in Our Stars, and Popstar.
Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: Kevin James (October 7, 2017, Merriam Theater), An Evening with David Sedaris (October 16, 2017, Academy of Music), Nick Offerman: Full Bush (November 4, 2017, Merriam Theater), and John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous (December 1, 2017, Academy of Music).
MIKE BIRBIGLIA’S THE NEW ONE
November 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
November 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now and start at $30.00. 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. See kimmelcenter.org for more information.
The 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 Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2017-2018 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.
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