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Posted on May 07, 2019

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#1 @nytimes bestselling #author and #television personality @IyanlaVanzant celebrates the 25th anniversary of her debut novel with the “Acts of Faith Remix Tour” at the @KimmelCenter on 6/20. More info @

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, May 7, 2019) – The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus is excited to welcome Iyanla Vanzant for her Acts of Faith Remix Tour at the Merriam Theater on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. This show is presented in association with Mills Entertainment. Iyanla Vanzant, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Emmy®-winning television personality, is among the most influential, socially engaged, and acclaimed spiritual life coaches of our time.


“The Acts of Faith show will combine both serious conversations and laughter to tackle tough topics, in the same manner as Iyanla Vanzant’s bestselling book,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Her personal and professional journeys equip her to deliver an impactful – and unique - experience for Philadelphia audiences, who get to join Iyanla in celebrating her 25th anniversary.”


This interactive and inspirational show will have live music and take the audience through the teachings and reflections covered in Iyanla Vanzant’s debut book Acts of Faith. The new tour is in celebration of the 25th Anniversary re-release. The book has 365 daily prayers and reflections and has sold over 6,000,000 copies worldwide.


Iyanla Vanzant is a New Thought Spiritual teacher, author, life coach, and television personality. She is known primarily for her books and her eponymous talk show, the award-winning break out hit Iyanla: Fix My Life on The OWN Network. She serves as both host and executive producer of the show, which is the #1 Unscripted Drama on OWN.


Iyanla Vanzant’s body of work spans over three decades with 18 published books, including 6 New York Times best-sellers, with sales exceeding 8 million copies. She has received honors from numerous notable organizations including the NAACP Image Awards, Ebony magazine, and Daytime Emmy® Awards.


Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: Rennie Harris: Funkedified (June 7-8, 2019, Merriam Theater), The Second City: She The People (June 13-22 2019, Perelman Theater), and Bring It! Live (July 11, 2019, Merriam Theater).



Kimmel Center Cultural Campus’ Merriam Theater

June 20, 2019, 7:30 p.m.



Tickets are on sale now starting at $45.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at, 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. See for more information.


VIP ticket holders will receive a copy of Vanzant’s book: Acts of Faith 25th Anniversary.


About Mills Entertainment
Mills Entertainment, a live entertainment content studio, and division of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), collaborates with top talent and property holders to create unforgettable live experiences. With full global distribution and partnerships worldwide, our specialty is taking shows from concept to stage, serving as the complete solution in realizing the vision.  Current projects include American Girl® Live, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!, Lifetime’s Bring It! Live and Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience.


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 2018-2019 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit


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