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  • Love Jones The Musical

    Sep 14 - 18, 2016

  • Kansas

    Oct 1, 2016

  • Rosanne Cash

    Oct 20, 2016

  • Mamma Mia!

    Dec 27 - 31, 2016

  • Shen Yun Performing Arts

    Feb 18 - 26, 2017

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Love Jones The Musical

September 14 - 18, 2016

Arguably one of the most celebrated black romance movies ever made, 1997's Love Jones will see a new incarnation as a stage musical, touring across the States this fall. Starring a host of top singers and acting talent including Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius and MC Lyte, this romantic musical drama is released in conjunction with the movie's 20th anniversary, which originally starred Nia Long and Larenz Tate.

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Kansas

October 1, 2016

The legendary Kansas celebrated their 40th Anniversary in 2013, and the celebration is still continuing! They'll be touring their extensive catalogue, which includes AOR radio staples Carry on Wayward Son and Fight Fire with Fire, across North America, though sans band member and lead singer Steve Walsh who retired in 2014.

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Rosanne Cash

October 20, 2016

She may have a legend for a father, but Rosanne Cash is iconic in her own right. As a Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, she has forged a career on her own terms for over three decades. Exploring the country that belies her roots, but also finding success as a crossover artist, taking folk, blues and gospel influences and winding them into an incredibly strong back catalogue.

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Mamma Mia!

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December 27 - 31, 2016

It's time to break out the platform shoes and feather boas for Mamma Mia's farewell tour! This sunshine-filled show redefined the concept of the jukebox musical for the new century by telling the bittersweet, yet hilarious story of single mother Donna, who is struggling to cope with her young daughter's impending marriage on a picturesque Greek island. Throw into the mix three lovers from her past, and a catalogue of ABBA's greatest hits, and you've got yourself a classic!

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Shen Yun Performing Arts

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February 18 - 26, 2017

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.

Merriam Theater

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

  • Year opened: 1918
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar

The Theatre was built by the Shubert Organization in 1918, formerly known as the Sam S. Shubert Theatre, and continuously hosts touring Broadway shows. It is located within the Avenue of the Arts cultural district of Center City, Philadelphia. It was re-named the Merriam Theater, and in 1972 the theater came under the ownership of the Academy of Music, and is currently owned by the University of the Arts. It is also associated with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

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Estia - Philadelphia
0.05 mi away at 1405 Locust Street

Perch Pub
0.07 mi away at 1345 Locust Street

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Patriot Parking
0.14 mi away at 220 S. Sydenham St.

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0.16 mi away at 1305 Walnut St.

The Convention Center Parking Facility - Self Park
0.46 mi away at 1324 Arch St.

Love Park Garage
0.48 mi away at 1590 Arch St.

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0.03 mi away at 237 South Broad Street
3 Star, Prices from $89


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