JUST ANNOUNCED: 3 must-see shows coming to Philly @KimmelCenter ft. @nick_offerman @meganomullally @bourdain @stevemartintogo @martinshort_
KIMMEL CENTER ANNOUNCES TICKET DETAILS FOR THREE HUGE, MUST-SEE SHOWS
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, Anthony Bourdain, and Steve Martin and Martin Short bring upcoming tours to Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center Campus
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, May 9, 2016) –– The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts proudly announces the addition of three star-studded acts bringing their shows to the Kimmel Center campus in the coming months including renowned actors, comedic geniuses, and real-life couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally; Emmy Award winner and best-selling author Anthony Bourdain; and comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short. These five renowned personalities will be bringing a mix of humor, song, and culinary tales to Philadelphia with three widely anticipated programs.
“We are thrilled to add such an impressive roster of stars to our calendar in the coming months,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Each event showcases a breath of talent with these well-known celebrities and we cannot wait to welcome their fans to the Kimmel Center campus.”
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, both best known for their iconic television comedy roles (Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation and Karen Walker on Will and Grace, respectively), are a real-life married couple. The Kimmel Center, in association with Live Nation Comedy, welcome the duo to the Merriam Theater stage on Saturday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. for Summer of 69 – No Apostrophe – an evening of comedy and music, featuring stories about their relationships, original songs about love, America, and everything in between. Tickets on sale now.
Bringing a little international flavor to the Academy of Music, renowned best-selling author, television host, and multiple Emmy Award winner Anthony Bourdain will come to Philadelphia on Wednesday, October 26, part of The Hunger, an 11-city North American tour coinciding with the release of Appetites, his first cookbook in 10 years. The Hungerserves audiences an all new live show featuring an unyielding, brutally honest monologue reflecting on diverse culture, street cuisine, and his travels to lesser-known locations around the world, followed by a Q&A. Tickets on sale Friday, May 20.
Rounding out these incredible additions are legendary comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short who will be coming to Philadelphia for two performances, Friday, October 28 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Academy of Music. The show, An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life, includes stand-up, film clips, musical numbers, and conversations about their lives in show business. Grammy-winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers will join Martin and Short. Tickets on sale now.
NICK OFFERMAN AND MEGAN MULLALLY
Summer of 69 – No Apostrophe
Saturday, August 20, 2016, 8:00 p. m.
Academy of Music
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
STEVE MARTIN AND MARTIN SHORT
An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life
Academy of Music
Friday, October 28, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
On-sale dates can be found above, prices vary per show. 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.
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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