Friday, October 21, 2016

December Events at the Kimmel



Obie-winning playwright and songwriter Ethan Lipton returns to the Lipton SEI Innovation Studio December 1-3 to debut his newest work, The Outer Space. Lipton’s newest hilarious and bittersweet song cycle follows a married couple as they leave the noise, pollution and overpriced rents of earth for the vast terrain of the final frontier. Tony nominee Leigh Silverman directs this out-of-this-world musical about the sacrifices we make for viable living and love. The Outer Space will be part of The Public Theatre’s spring season beginning in February 2017. The Outer Space brings up many questions about life and love and tests this couple’s fortitude on their journey to their new home. Ethan’s work has been seen in major cities across the country and internationally in Scotland and Australia.

The fabulous Norah Jones will be coming to Philadelphia to sing at the Academy of Music for one night only on December 2, 2016 after returning from her month-long whirlwind tour of Europe. The 9-time GRAMMY Award winner, who has sold over 45 million albums, will be singing songs from her new album Day Breaks. Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and Billboard all named Day Breaks one of this fall’s must-hear albums. Norah’s unique sound intertwines several styles of American music: country, folk, rock, soul and jazz.

Comedian Hasan Minhaj makes his theatrical debut at the Perelman Center at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Homecoming King on Friday, December 2 at 8:30 p.m. Homecoming King tells the story of the “New Brown America” and is based on events from Minhaj’s first generation Indian-American experience. The show focuses on Minhaj’s arrival in the United States, meeting his sister, interracial love, racism, bullying, and his family’s quest to achieve “The American Dream”. Hasan Minhaj has been making audiences laugh for years on The Daily Show and has made appearances on several other shows.  Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King originally opened off-Broadway for a limited run.  After receiving rave reviews, the show is touring North America

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is presenting the 32nd Anniversary tour of Mannheim Steamroller: Christmas by Chip Davis for two performances on Saturday December 3, 2016 at the Academy of Music. This performance is presented in association with Magic Space Entertainment and celebrates the group’s first Christmas album which was released in 1984 and revolutionized the Holiday Season music category. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis founded Mannheim Steamroller in 1974.  The group has sold over 40 million albums, including 28 million Christmas albums, 19 gold, 8 multi-platinum and 4 platinum certified records.

Tickets for all events can be purchased by calling (215) 893-1999 ,visiting online at,or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales for 10 or more can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883.

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