Hamilton (Yes, Hamilton!!) Kicks Off the Return of Live Theater at the Kimmel Center

This fall, the Kimmel Center is bringing real in-person theater back to Broad Street with a big splash.

a scene from hamilton in philly

A scene from Hamilton in Philly

Most Philly theaters are still scratching their heads trying to figure out what to make of 2021. But the Kimmel Center seems fully committed to bringing live theater back to Broad Street this year. And how. The cultural institution just announced the return of Hamilton in Philly.

The Kimmel Center’s popular Broadway series, which actually takes place at other venues, kicks off in October with Hamilton and keeps right on going through the summer of 2022.

Here’s the full schedule:

Hamilton (October 20 – November 28, 2021, Academy of Music)
Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles (October 29 – 31, 2021, Merriam Theater)
Anastasia (November 23 – 28, 2021, Merriam Theater)
Stomp (December 28, 2021 – January 2, 2022, Merriam Theater)
Pretty Woman: The Musical (January 4 – 16, 2022, Academy of Music)
Hadestown (February 9 – 20, 2022, Academy of Music)
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (February 22 –27, 2022, Academy of Music)
Rent: 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour (March 4 – 6, 2022, Merriam Theater)
Oklahoma! (March 8 – 20, 2022, Forrest Theatre)
Waitress (March 29 – April 3, 2022, Academy of Music)
Hairspray (May 16 – 22, 2022, Merriam Theater)
To Kill A Mockingbird (July 12 – 24, 2022, Academy of Music)
Dear Evan Hansen (August 16 – 28, 2022, Forrest Theatre)

The Kimmel Center’s productions came to a grinding halt just over one year ago when COVID-19 shut down everything everywhere. Many theater companies have adapted by going digital. But audiences are clamoring to “be in the room where it happens,” as it were.

“Our donors and patrons have given us strength during our year-long closure for which we are exceedingly grateful,” said Kimmel Center president and CEO Anne Ewers in a statement. “What has struck us most, during this time, is the community’s need to be together. So now we eagerly prepare for a safe reopening, allowing us to gather around the healing power of the arts at last.”

The Kimmel Center has all sorts of new protocols and procedures in place both to protect fans and also to allow them flexibility should they need to swap their tickets. You can read about all that here and here.

Speaking of tickets, you’re probably wondering how to get yours for Hamilton in Philly. If you just want tickets for Hamilton, you’re going to have to wait until single-production tickets go on sale. But if you want to become a subscriber to the Broadway series, you can secure your tickets now. Visit the Kimmel’s Broadway website or call 215-893-1955.

We’ll see you there. In the meantime, stay safe!