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Edgy quartet (and @KimmelCenter theater residency alumni) @EthanLipton & his Orchestra return to SEI Innovation Studio for a #BYOB performance on 3/14! Their blend of jazz, folk, and alternative music is a can’t miss. More info @ Kimmelcenter.org
KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS WELCOMES BACK
THEATER RESIDENCY ALUMNI QUARTET
– ETHAN LIPTON & HIS ORCHESTRA –
FOR BYOB EVENING BLENDING JAZZ, FOLK, AND ALTERNATIVE
MARCH 14, 2020
“[Lipton] is a man who has willed himself into a mongrel showbiz alter ego – part lounge crooner, part folk balladeer – to connect with and heighten his own worldly (and often universal) woes.”
– THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Ethan Lipton is to lounge lizardry what Peter Sellers’s Inspector Clouseau is to
policing, presenting his singular, funny-miserable take on life via jazzy, brass-
– TIME OUT NEW YORK
"Hilarious, twisted, sophisticated, schleppy and sad all at once...songs that take
the mundane of life and twist it."
- NPR'S WEEKEND EDITION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, February 11, 2020) – The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus once again presents Kimmel Center Theater Residency alumni, the award-winning quartet Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra,for a BYOB performance in the black box SEI Innovation Studio on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
For one night only, Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra will be playing songs new and old from their catalogue of soulful, melodic, cockeyed music.
“Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra are masters at transcending genre, creating an even more incisive sound since they first developed their award-winning show, The Outer Space, on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Our Theater and Jazz Residency programs are incredible opportunities for Philadelphians to witness the creation of new works first-hand. While this quartet is an alumnus of our Theater Residency, their one-night-only show will appeal to lovers of jazz, fans of folks, and beyond.”
Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra has been playing together since 2005 and has released four studio albums. In 2017, the band was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for The Outer Space, produced by the Public Theater in Joe’s Pub and first created during the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus’ 2015 Theater Residency Program. The Residency is an incubator program for new works of music and cabaret run in partnership with Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater.
The band’s earlier theatrical song cycle, “No Place to Go,” won an Obie Award and has toured the U.S. and Europe. Comprised of Eben Levy (guitar), Ian Riggs (bass), Vito Dieterle (sax), and Ethan Lipton (vocals), the band is based in New York.
New York Magazine once dubbed the band NYC’s "Best Lounge Act.” Recently, the band played SF Jazz and Pitchfork Paris and was featured on Amazon's Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Previous appearances include MASS MoCA, Dublin’s Pavilion Theatre, the Gate in London, and ATP. Lipton is also a playwright who co-wrote the book for Lashed But Not Leashed with Philly’s own Martha Graham Cracker, another show developed in the Kimmel Center Theater Residency.
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus has proudly produced various full-length works born out of its Theater Residency, a 2-week annual intensive inviting artists to gather and create new works on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus. Entering its seventh season in June 2020, these works have included: Mary Tuonomen’s Hello! Sadness!; Jamie Leonhart’s Estuary; Ethan Lipton’s The Outer Space, which then played at The Public Theater in New York City; Deb Margolin’s 8 Stops; Dito Van Reigersberg as Martha Graham Cracker in Lashed But Not Leashed (the Kimmel Center served as Executive Producer of the Lashed But Not Leashed album in Fall 2019); Courtnee Roze’s The Culture; Martha Stuckey’s Due to the Sensitive Nature; Daniel Alexander Jones’ BLACK LIGHT (presented in September 2019 at American Repertory Theater); David Sweeny’s Johnny Showcase alter-ego in The Johnny Shortcake Show; Molly Pope’s Polly Mope; and James’ and Jerome’s The Conversationalists. Upcoming Theater Residency performances on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus this season include M’Balia Singley’s Turn (February 26 – 29, 2020, SEI Innovation Studio).
This show is part of the Kimmel Center’s 2019-2020 Jazz Season. Save by choosing 3 or more shows.
Other featured upcoming Jazz performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: Joanna Pascale: The Language of Flowers (April 25, 2020, SEI Innovation Studio), Bria Skonberg (April 8, 2020, Perelman Theater), Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (May 17, 2020, Academy of Music), Richard Hill Jazz Residency World Premiere (June 4, 2020, SEI Innovation Studio), Ruth Naomi Floyd & Charles Lattimore Howard Jazz Residency World Premiere (June 5, 2020, SEI Innovation Studio), and Immanuel Wilkins with Rog Walker & David Dempewolf Jazz Residency World Premiere (June 6, 2020, SEI Innovation Studio).
ETHAN LIPTON & HIS ORCHESTRA
Kimmel Center Cultural Campus’ SEI Innovation Studio
March 14, 2020, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now starting at $25.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.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 www.kimmelcenter.org for more information.
This is a designated BYO performance. Acceptable forms of BYO are 6-pack of beer and/or 750ml bottles of wine only; no liquor or open containers are permitted. Limit of one (1) 750ml bottle of wine OR one (1) six-pack of beer per two guests. Corkscrews and rolling coolers are not permitted. Ice, cups and corking service available at venue at no cost. All BYO Night guests are subject to lawful ID checks and bag checks at the manager’s discretion.
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, our mission is to engage the region’s diverse communities with art through performance and education. Our Cultural Campus serves more than 1 million guests per year and includes the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Academy of Music, and the Merriam Theater- representing more than 160 years of rich history for the performing arts along Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. We are home to eight esteemed Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, 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, we are the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. Our Cultural Campus serves as a preeminent and inclusive place to enjoy exceptional experiences that reflect the spirit of our region by cultivating a creative and socially-responsible environment where our community shares experiences that are delivered with pride, integrity, and respect. As a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, we collaborate on, present, and produce a broad range of relevant and meaningful events, we serve as an active gathering space for social and community events, we educate the region’s young people through access to quality arts experiences, and we provide support to artists in the creation of new work. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is our proud sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2019-2020 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org.
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