July 27, 2016

Anthony Bourdain, Carol Burnett, Bill Maher and more coming to Kimmel Center in 2016-17 season

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The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

This afternoon, July 27, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announced a behemoth of a performances lineup for the 2016-17 season, spanning now through August 2017. Among the standouts: Lewis Black, Carol Burnett, Bill Maher, Smokey Robinson and Steve Martin, among others.

Find a full list of acts, along with their performance dates, below. Keep an eye on the Kimmel Center's events landing page for updates on ticket availability. 

Kimmel Center 2016-17 Season

• "Bring It Live" at the Merriam Theater | Aug. 5, 2016

• Nick Offerman and Megan Mullaly at the Merriam Theater | Aug. 20, 2016

• Bill Maher at the Academy of Music | Sept. 9, 2016

• Folk singer Amos Lee at the Academy of Music | Sept. 11, 2016

• "Jazz 100," a show celebrating the birthdays of jazz greats, at the Merriam Theater | Sept. 30, 2016

• Classic rock band Kansas at the Merriam Theater | Oct. 1, 2016

• Icelandic ambient band Sigur Ros at the Academy of Music | Oct. 8, 2016

• Joan Baez at the Academy of Music | Oct. 9, 2016

• Lampedusa, a concert for refugees featuring Patty Griffin, at the Merriam Theater | Oct. 19, 2016

• Americana singer Rosanne Cash at the Merriam Theater | Oct. 20, 2016

• Anthony Bourdain, giving a monologue, at the Academy of Music | Oct. 26, 2016

• Steve Martin and Martin Short at the Academy of Music | Oct. 28-29, 2016

• Mexrrissey at the Merriam Theater | Oct. 29, 2016

• Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China at Verizon Hall | Oct. 30, 2016

• Chucho Valdes, an ensemble, at the Merriam Theater | Nov. 4, 2016

• Lewis Black at the Academy of Music | Nov. 5, 2016

• Marian Anderson Awards, honoring Gamble & Huff and Patti LaBelle at Verizon Hall | Nov. 15, 2016

• Philadanco, "Straight Outta Philly," at the Perelman Theater | Nov. 18-20, 2016

• Smokey Robinson at the Academy of Music | Nov. 18, 2016

• "An American in Paris" at the Academy of Music | Nov. 22-27, 2016

• "Odd Squad Live" at the Merriam Theater | Nov. 25-26, 2016

• Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Academy of Music | Nov. 30, 2016

• Musical theater piece "The Outer Space" by Ethan Lipton | Dec. 1-3, 2016

• "The Daily Show" correspondent Hasan Minhaj's "Homecoming King" at the Perelman Theater | Dec. 2, 2016

• Mannheim Steamroller at the Academy of Music | Dec. 3, 2016

• Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia John Coltrane tribute at the Perelman Theater | Dec. 3, 2016

• Well-Strung Christmas special at the Perelman Theater | Dec. 8, 2016

• "A Soulful Christmas" with special guest Richard Smallwood | Dec. 13, 2016

• "Tuba Christmas" at Commonwealth Plaza | Dec. 18, 2016

• "Mamma Mia" at the Merriam Theater | Dec. 27-31, 2016

• New Year's Day celebration at Commonwealth Plaza | Jan. 1, 2017

• "Cirque Eloize: Saloon" musical, acrobatic comedy at the Merriam Theater | Jan. 13-14, 2017

• Texas gospel ensemble The Jones Family Singers at the SEI Innovation Studio | Jan. 15-16, 2017

• "Elephant & Piggie: We Are in a Play" at the Merriam Theater | Jan. 20-21, 2017

• Jerry Blavat at Verizon Hall | Jan. 28

• Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Merriam Theater | Feb. 3-4, 2017

• Chicago improv comedy group The Second City at the Perelman Theater | Feb. 3-4, 2017

• "Ryan Raftery is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion – The Anna Wintour Musical" at the SEI Innovation Studio | Feb. 9-11, 2017

• iLUMINATE tech-dance company at the Merriam Theater | Feb. 10-11, 2017

• Jazz musician Kat Edmonson at the Perelman Theater | Feb. 12, 2017

• BALÉ FOLCLÓRICO DA BAHÍA at the Merriam Theater | Feb. 17, 2017

• Alan Cumming, "singing sappy songs" at Verizon Hall | Feb. 19, 2017

• "The Bodyguard" starring Deborah Cox at the Academy of Music | Feb. 21-26, 2017

• "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" at the Academy of Music | Feb. 28-March 5, 2017

• Paw Patrol Live! at the Merriam Theater | March 3-5, 2017

• "Shaping Sound: After the Curtain" sound-dance performance at the Merriam Theater | March 7, 2017

• Drumline Live at the Merriam Theater | March 9-10, 2017

• Joey Alexander Trio at the Perelman Theater | March 18-19, 2017

• "The King and I," part of Broadway Philadelphia, at the Academy of Music | March 22-April 2, 2017

• Tenthing Brass Ensemble at Verizon Hall | March 29, 2017

• Aaron Diehl Trio at the SEI Innovation Studio | April 1, 2017

• "Cabaret," from Broadway, at the Academy of Music | April 4-9, 2017

• "An Evening of Laughter and Reflection" a Q&A with Carol Burnett | April 11, 2017

• Cyrus Chestnut Trio at the SEI Innovation Studio | April 13, 2017

• Philadanco's "Director's Choice" at the Perelman Theater | April 13-15, 2017

• Tanya Tagaq in concert with Nanook of the North, at Verizon Hall | April 13, 2017

• Celtic Woman at the Academy of Music | April 14, 2017

• Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a musical, at the Forrest Theatre | April 18-23, 2017

• A tribute to Abbey Lincoln at the Merriam Theater | May 5, 2017

• "Dirty Dancing: The Musical" at the Merriam Theater | May 16-21, 2017

• Norman Mackenzie at Verizon Hall | May 20, 2017

• "Motown the Musical" at the Academy of Music | May 30-June 11, 2017

• "A Night in Havana" from the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia at the Perelman Theater | June 10, 2017

• 7th Annual Organ Day at Verizon Hall | June 10, 2017

• Broadway musical "Fun Home" at the Forrest Theatre | June 13-18, 2017

• "Wicked" at the Academy of Music | July 26-Aug. 27, 2017