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JUST ANNOUNCED: Two new shows added to @KimmelCenter’s 16/17 #BWYPHL season – Dirty Dancing and Cirque Eloize! More info @

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, June 20, 2016) –– The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization announce the addition of two productions to the stellar 2016-17 Broadway Philadelphia season. Nouveau cirque troupe Cirque Eloize will return to Philadelphia with its new production Saloon – A Musical Acrobatic Adventure January 13–14, 2017 and back by popular demand is Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage May 16–21, 2017, both at the Kimmel Center’s Merriam Theater. The added shows join a sensational lineup comprised of award-winning touring Broadway hits with a combined 29 Tony Awards® and 18 Drama Desk™ Awards. Kimmel Center season ticket holders will receive priority access to both shows starting today, June 20 and general public can purchase tickets to individual shows beginning September 10.

“We are delighted to add these fantastic shows to our upcoming Broadway Philadelphia season,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Next season is already jam-packed with the best of Broadway and these fan favorites amplify the allure of this must-see lineup!”  

Broadway Philadelphia is presented collaboratively by The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization, with productions at the Academy of Music, Forrest Theatre, and the Merriam Theater.

In addition to Cirque Eloize and Dirty Dancing, other 2016–17 Broadway Philadelphia shows include: An American in Paris (November 22 – 27, 2016); The Bodyguard (February 21 – 26, 2017); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time(February 28 – March 5, 2017); The King And I (March 22 – April 2, 2017); Cabaret (April 4 – 9, 2017); and Fun Home (June 13 – 18). Add-on shows include: Mamma Mia! (December 27 – 31, 2016); Hedwig and The Angry Inch(April 18 – 23, 2017); Motown The Musical (May 30 – June 11, 2017); and Wicked (July 26 – August 27, 2017).


January 13 – 14, 2017• Merriam Theater

Cirque Eloize will present its brand new original creation: Saloon – A Musical Acrobatic Adventure. Inspired by a rich historical and musical heritage, this new adventure promises many surprises. Entering the Saloon means meeting inspiring characters and immersing yourself in a mythical world created by live music and the exhilarating pace of spectacular acrobatic performances.

Imagine this: American is expanding. The railroad is snaking westward. A town comes to life. The Saloon doors swing open revealing a motley cast of characters, each with a tale to tell. In Saloon, dynamic folk music and strains of fiddle set the tone for an acrobatic comedy that sweeps up the audience in a flurry of energy. True to its origins, Cirque Eloize is creating a show that is a heady mix of theatricality, humour, acrobatics, and a return to live music.


May 16 – 21, 2017 • Merriam Theater

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?,” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!


Broadway Philadelphia subscription packages are on sale now. Subscribers save up to 25% off single ticket prices and are offered a variety of exclusive privileges, including the first opportunity to select the best seats in the house and the option to renew their seats each year. Subscribers also enjoy a host of benefits, including free exchanges, priority ticket access, payment plan options, and more.

6-show packages are available now and include Tuesday through Sunday performances of An American in Paris, The Bodyguard, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The King and I, Cabaret, and Fun Home. Season ticket holders can also opt-in to include Hedwig and the Angry Inch in their subscription or add-on any of the following shows: Mamma Mia!, Motown the Musical, Wicked, Cirque Eloize’s Saloon, or Dirty Dancing.

Subscription packages range from $147 to $629 and are available online at or by calling 215-893-1955. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883 or 866-276-2947. Visit online at or

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts’ Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2015-2016 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit

For more than 100 years, THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION has been in the forefront of the American theatre. Under the leadership of Philip J. Smith, Chairman, and Robert E. Wankel, President, the Shubert Organization owns and operates 17 Broadway theatres and six Off-Broadway venues, as well as the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia. The company has produced and co-produced hundreds of plays and musicals, including the original Broadway production of CATS, Dreamgirls, Sunday in the Park with George, Amadeus, The Real Thing, The Grapes of Wrath, Equus, The Elephant Man, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, School of Rock ­The Musical, and The Humans. The Shubert Organization is proud of its ongoing refurbishment program for its theatres, seeking to preserve the historic character while modernizing them to accommodate the needs of today’s audiences.

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