this week has been amazing with the announcement of major festivals coming back this fall (firefly, bonnaroo), along with some philly area shows being announced for the fall too. on top of that it was announed that the kimmel center will return this fall with broadway shows!
The 2021-2022 Broadway season will start with “Hamilton,” which will run from Oct. 20 through Nov. 28 at the Academy of Music. That will be followed by 12 more touring Broadway shows through the end of next summer, 2022, at the Academy, the Merriam Theater, and the Forrest Theatre.
Typically, nationally touring Broadway shows plan their itineraries 18 months to two years in advance. Several of the shows booked through the Kimmel had been originally scheduled for the 2020-2021 season but were abruptly canceled due to the pandemic.
In the coming months, the Kimmel Center expects to make more programming announcements for the 2021-2022 season, along with performances by its roster of tenant organizations — including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philly Pops, the Pennsylvania Ballet, PHILADANCO, and more.
“You’ll start seeing a much more familiar array of programming at the Kimmel Center,” said Kimmel COO Ed Cambron. “It might be a little lighter, it might be different in some ways. We’re being open to flexibility. Our number one concern is the safety of our patrons and our audiences, staff, and people backstage. If we’ve learned anything in the last year, it’s that you got to be agile.”