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Posted on December 19, 2019

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It’s so nice to have you back where you belong @hellodollyonbroadway – in Philadelphia at the Academy of Music, Feb. 19 – March 1 @KimmelCenter #BWYPHL season. More info at #ArtHappensHere


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“The best show of the year. ‘Hello, Dolly!’ must not be missed.” – NPR


“This ‘Dolly!’ is classic Broadway at its best.” – Entertainment Weekly


“Perfection.” – Time Out New York


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, December 19, 2019) – Hello, Dolly!, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival starring Carolee Carmello, will run in Philadelphia February 19 – March 1 at the Academy of Music on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus, as part of the 2019-20 Broadway season.


Hello, Dolly! is a classic Broadway show brought back to Philadelphia audiences with the help of a fantastically-successful revival team, and we are thrilled to be able to present this for two weeks,” said Ed Cambron, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. “With a matchmaking leading lady named ‘Dolly Levi’ who, over the years has been portrayed by Broadway’s biggest names, this piece features elaborate costuming & comedic mastery. Take a trip down memory lane with this reimagined masterpiece that won four Tony Awards including best musical revival.”


Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, Hello, Dolly! is the universally-acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!”, and the Los Angeles Times says “distills the mood-elevating properties of the American musical at its giddy best.” Director Jerry Zaks’ “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) is “making people crazy happy!” (The Washington Post).


Afterbreaking box office records week after week and receiving unanimous raves on Broadway, this Hello, Dolly! is now touring America, paying tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion – hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it “a must-see event.  A musical comedy dream.  If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket, you’ll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow, indeed!”


Led by four-time Tony Award-winning director Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, the entire creative team of the Broadway production reprises their roles for the national tour of Hello, Dolly!, including four-time Tony Award winnerSanto Loquasto (Scenic & Costume Design), six-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer (Sound Design), Andy Einhorn (Music Supervision), Ben Whiteley (Music Direction), Tony Award winner Larry Hochman (Orchestrations), Tony Award winnerDon Pippin (Vocal Arrangements), David Chase (Dance Arrangements), and Telsey + Company (Casting).


Hello, Dolly! began performances on Broadway on March 15, 2017, and officially opened on April 20, 2017. Having broken the record for best first day of ticket sales in Broadway history, the box office record at the Shubert Theatre twelve times, and shattering The Shubert Organization’s all-time record ten times, the production ended its historic Broadway run on August 25, 2018.



Part of the Broadway 2019-20 Season

Kimmel Center Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 22 , 2020 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. – American Sign Language (ASL) and Audio Description (AD)

Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 pm



Tickets are on sale now and start at $20.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling (215) 893-1999, visiting, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at


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American Sign Language interpretation (ASL) is available at select Kimmel Center Cultural Campus performances, in partnership with Hands UP Productions, an organization providing customer-focused, high-quality sign language interpretation services for theatrical events, while utilizing both deaf and hearing professionals. ASL allows patrons who communicate with ASL to understand and enjoy the performance by having all the spoken and sung lyrics translated. For these performances, interpreters are located on the side of the Parquet section and are visible to all guests seated near them, providing a seamless viewing experience.


Assistive listening devices are available for all venues on the Cultural Campus. Audio Description (AD) is available at select Pennsylvania Ballet and Broadway Philadelphia performances. AD is live, verbal narration of the visual elements of theatrical performances. Guests wear a small ear piece equipped with a receiver to hear narration of stage action, actors’ facial expressions, sets, costumes, lighting, and props. The person narrating is called the “Audio Describer” and is trained to interject descriptive information between spoken lines. The describer also gives a detailed narration of sets, props, costumes and venue prior to the main performance during preshow notes.


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The Shubert Organization

The Shubert Organization is America's oldest professional theatre company and the largest theatre owner on Broadway. Since the dawn of the 20th Century, Shubert has operated hundreds of theatres and produced hundreds of plays and musicals across the country. Shubert currently owns and operates seventeen Broadway theatres, six off-Broadway venues, and the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia. Under the leadership of Philip J. Smith, Chairman, and Robert E. Wankel, President, Shubert continues to be a leader in the theatre industry. Notable productions and co-productions include CatsSunday in the Park with GeorgeDreamgirlsThe Heidi ChroniclesJerome Robbins' BroadwayAmadeusChildren of a Lesser GodThe Grapes of WrathAin’t Misbehavin’Hedwig and the Angry InchSpamalotThe Elephant ManThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeSchool of RockDear Evan HansenCome From Away, and more. Shubert Ticketing sells millions of tickets each year through its Telecharge interface and private-label solutions—via a range of online distribution channels, box offices and call centers, and hundreds of third-party agents. Shubert’s ticketing brands offer unparalleled distribution and marketing to the theatre industry and beyond: Telecharge for retail ticket sales; Broadway Inbound for group sales and the travel industry; and Entertainment Benefits Group for corporate markets. The Shubert Foundation, sole shareholder of The Shubert Organization, Inc., is dedicated to sustaining and advancing live performing arts in the United States, providing $32 million in grants in 2018 to not-for-profit theatres and dance companies. The Shubert Archive is a special project of The Shubert Foundation.


The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, our mission is to engage the region’s diverse communities with art through performance and education. Our Cultural Campus serves more than 1 million guests per year and includes the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Academy of Music, and the Merriam Theater- representing more than 160 years of rich history for the performing arts along Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. We are home to eight esteemed Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, we are the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. Our Cultural Campus serves as a preeminent and inclusive place to enjoy exceptional experiences that reflect the spirit of our region by cultivating a creative and socially-responsible environment where our community shares experiences that are delivered with pride, integrity, and respect. As a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, we collaborate on, present, and produce a broad range of relevant and meaningful events, we serve as an active gathering space for social and community events, we educate the region’s young people through access to quality arts experiences, and we provide support to artists in the creation of new work. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is our proud sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2019-2020 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit


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