KIMMEL CENTER ANNOUNCES
FEATURED IN THE 2017/18 SEASON
HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE OPERA STAR RENÉE FLEMING, HGTV’S
SCOTT BROTHER’S, BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTERS LIKE
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA AND MORE!
TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC JULY 14
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts kicks off the 2017-18 season with internationally acclaimed superstars of rock, dance and comedy, returning favorites and the best of touring Broadway. Tickets for a select number of 2017-18 performances listed below go on sale July 14 with many performances already on sale.
EARLY 2017/17 SEASON LINEUP
THE SCOTT BROTHERS’ HOUSE PARTY!
Presented in associated with Mills Entertainment
September 6, 2017
For their millions of fans around the world, twin brothers Jonathon and Drew Scott are masters of transforming ordinary houses into dream homes on their mega hit HGTV show Property Brothers. Now fans can see them in person. There will be audience participation as they share their do’s and don’ts and reveal hilarious moments that don’t make it into television. There will be door prizes, behind the scenes bloopers and plenty of laughs.
Academy of Music
October 3-8, 2017
Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit. With songs by Grammy® and Tony Award® -winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical is a celebration about the friendship you discover and the belief you can change the world when you change your mind.
October 4, 2017
Now in the sixth decade of his professional career, Herbie Hancock remains at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music. In addition to being recognized as a legendary pianist and composer, Herbie Hancock has been an integral part of every popular music movement since the 1960’s. In honor of his work, he was awarded the Grammy Lifetime achievement Award in February 2016.
RENÉE FLEMING IN RECITAL
October 15, 2017
One of the most beloved and celebrated singers of our time, Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her voice. Her career has earned her the title of “the people’s diva”, the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Solo and a National Medal of Arts. In recent years Ms. Fleming has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera’ Live in HD for movie series. This is her Verizon Hall debut.
Part of the Kimmel Center’s Philly En Vivo! Series
October 12, 2017
Global superstar Lila Downs portrays exquisite artistry that bridges traditions across the Americas showcasing influences from folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America, to North America folk, jazz, blues, and hip-hop. As a devoted human rights activist, Lila includes lyrics in her songs that highlight current issues relating to social justice. She will be touring on behalf of her current album, Balas y Chocolat which went platinum in Mexico.
DISENCHANTED! THE HILARIOUS HIT MUSICAL
October 26-29, 2017
Poisoned apples, Glass slippers. Who needs ‘em? Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget about the princesses you think you know,- the original storybook heroines have come back to set the story straight After multiple sold-out runs nationwide, these royal renegades return to bring their subversive, not-for-kiddies musical to you.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Academy of Music
November 1-12, 2017
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera returns to Philadelphia with a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award® winning costume design by Maria Bjornson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler and new staging by director Laurence Conner.
NICK OFFERMAN: FULL BUSH TOUR
Presented in association with Live Nation
November 4, 2017
Humorist Nick Offerman returns with his musings on survival in the wild and the cultivation of body hair.
JAZZ ORCHESTRA OF PHILADELPHIA
Monk’s dream- celebrating the Music of Thelonius Monk
December 2, 2017
Led by world-renown trumpet player and educator Terell Stafford, Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia is becoming the face of Philadelphia jazz, establishing the city as a national and international destination for music lovers. Helping to celebrate the music of Thelonious Monk will be special guest pianists Orrin Evans and Eric Reed.