RENT To Return To Philly Following Sold-out Engagement
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce a return engagement of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winning musical coming October 18 - 20 to the Merriam Theater on the Kimmel Center's Cultural Campus as part of Broadway Philadelphia's new 2019 - 20 season.
"Due to the popularity and incredible success of the upcoming March 5 - 10 sold out Philadelphia engagement of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, we are excited to give fans another opportunity to see this revered show," said Frances Egler, Senior Director of Programming and Presentations for the Kimmel Center of the Performing Arts. "The response from the Philadelphia area community has been overwhelming, and we want to make sure that everyone receives a chance to see RENT."
Beginning Tuesday, February 26 at 10:00 am, tickets can be purchased by calling (215) 893-1999, visiting www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center box office. More information is available at www.kimmelcenter.org.
RENT fans should also be aware that tickets for the upcoming March 5 - 10 engagement at the Merriam Theater are still available through a ticket lottery. A limited number of seats in the first two rows of the orchestra will be available for $25 (cash only) for each performance of RENT. The $25 tickets are available for in-person purchases at the Merriam Theater Box Office, located at 250 S. Broad St., on the day of each performance only, two hours prior to the show. The ($25) tickets are limited to two tickets per person, while supplies last.
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.
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 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. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region's most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center's 2018-2019 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org.