Kimmel Center’s Broadway Philadelphia on Independence

A Part of Aetna's Concerts on Independence Series

A Part of Aetna’s Concerts on Independence Series

Celebrate the upcoming Broadway Philadelphia season when Kimmel Center’s Broadway on Independence returns with performances by cast members from Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Miss Saigon, Fiddler on the Roof, Cats, Anastasia, Love Never Dies, and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The evening includes a special performance by Kimmel Center’s Show Stoppers.


Love Never Dies 

Oct 2-7, 2018


The ultimate love story continues in  Love Never Dies,  Andrew  Lloyd  Webber’s spellbinding sequel to  The Phantom of the Opera. Love Never Dies  is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Be seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic score. Don’t miss this magnificent continuation of one of the world’s greatest love stories. 

Fiddler on the Roof 

Oct 23-28, 2018

Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher brings his fresh take on  a  beloved  masterpiece to  life as FIDDLER ON THE ROOF  begins a North American tour direct from Broadway. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.  To love! To life!  

Ronald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Nov 6-18, 2018

Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now  Philadelphia’s  golden  ticket! It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of  Hairspray. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator,  and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

Original Broadway Cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Photo by Joan Marcus.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

December 19-29, 2018

Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the  Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit.

Beautiful –The Carole King Musical

Jan 8-20, 2019


BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical  tells the  Tony®  and Grammy®  Award-winning  inspiring  true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry  Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.   Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and many more.

Miss Saigon

Mar 19-31, 2019


Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical  Miss Saigon, from the creators of  Les  Misérables.  This is the epic story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim. In a bar run by a notorious character called The Engineer, Kim meets an American G.I. That encounter will change their lives forever. Featuring stunning spectacle, a sensational cast of 42, and a soaring score including Broadway hits like “Last Night of the World,” “The Movie in My  Mind,” and “The Heat is On in Saigon,” this is a theatrical event you will never forget.


Apr 9-14, 2019


Inspired by the beloved films,  the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is at home in Philadelphia at last!  This dazzling show will transport you from  the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s,  as  a brave young woman sets out on a journey  to discover the mystery of her past.


June 18-30, 2019


Rediscover  CATS—the  beloved musical with breathtaking music—including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater, “Memory.”  Featuring new sound design, direction and choreography  for a new generation — experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life , or let it thrill you  all over  again!

The Kimmel Center’s ShowStoppers will lead the crowd in HAMILTUNES, a licensed sing-a-long event to the songs of HAMILTON, as well as perform “Seasons of Love” from Rent. ShowStoppers is a free after-school musical theater program at the Kimmel Center for teens grades 7-12.

Independence Hall

Independence Hall
520 Chestnut St,
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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