Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center sets in motion plans for fall 2021 reopening

Posted on: March 30, 2021

“A wide swath of Philadelphia’s music, dance, and theater groups are developing plans to welcome back live audiences come fall,” writes Peter Dobrin in Monday’s (3/29) Philadelphia Inquirer. “The Kimmel Center on Monday announced a 13-show Broadway lineup for next season, starting with Hamilton at the Academy of Music. The Philadelphia Orchestra in a few weeks is set to reveal details of its return to Verizon Hall…. Most of the Kimmel’s major resident companies … are plotting out dates for the fall…. The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia … intends to be back in the Kimmel’s Perelman Theater for a season-opener in October…. The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society also aims to be back in the Perelman this fall…. The Philly Pops is planning a full slate of shows in Verizon Hall … in the fall, and Opera Philadelphia hopes to be back at the Kimmel in the second half of the 2021-22 season.” Said Kimmel President and CEO Anne C. Ewers, “The Broadway touring industry, the various producers and Broadway League and performing arts colleagues across the country—everybody is looking at this moment as moving forward. And I think it is.”