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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 250 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Merriam Theater is part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts complex.

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 250 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Upcoming Highlights

  • The Color Purple: Jennifer Holliday

    Opens Apr 17

  • Shen Yun Performing Arts

    Opens May 08

  • John Mellencamp

    Jun 16, 2015

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Opens Dec 15

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Opens Dec 29

The Color Purple: Jennifer Holliday

April 17-19, 2015

The Color Purple is a touching story of hope, inspiration and triumph, based on the novel by Alice Walker and the acclaimed film of the same name. Alice Walker's diverse and unforgettable characters come vividly to life on stage in this spellbinding musical, which has just announced a revival on Broadway starring Jennifer Hudson in her stage debut, Blending dance with blues, gospel, jazz, swing, rural roots and African music, this touring production stars Tony-winning singer and actress Jennifer Holliday!

Shen Yun Performing Arts

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May 8-10, 2015

A glorious celebration of five thousand years of Chinese culture, Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music, integrating technique and influence from both East and West. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from an ancient feudal period of time.

John Mellencamp

June 16, 2015

John Mellencamp is embarking on a truly massive tour in 2015, in support of his latest record Plain Spoken. Released on September 23rd, the new record is Mellencamp's first in four years and is set to be yet another impressive entry in the catalogue of the man they call "The Voice of the Heartland".

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

December 15-20, 2015

Based on the beloved 1964 animated special, this adaptation brings everyone's favourite reindeer to the stage. This classic tale teaches the importance of friendship and respect, whilst getting everyone very excited for Christmas in the process!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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December 29, 2015-January 3, 2016

Joseph is the Biblical saga of a boy blessed with prophetic dreams, his jealous brothers, famine, forgiveness and reconciliation. Brought to life by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this enduring musical returns to US stages in 2015 to charm audiences with its high energy score and will star American Idol contestants Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young!

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