The Kimmel Center has a full schedule for the rest of April and into May featuring exclusive premieres of theatric and musical performances at the center’s new SEI Innovation Studio, accessed through a special entrance on Spruce Street.
The world premiere of award-winning playwright Deb Margolin’s solo comedy 8 Stops, takes place Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26. The one-woman show poses the question about the limits of time and how to leave a lasting impression on a child over the duration of eight subway stops. 8 Stops previews on Thursday, April 24 at 8 p.m. and officially premieres on Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m. followed by another 8 p.m. performance on Saturday, April 26.
The performances don’t stop there: jazz group Jon Batiste and Stay Human round out their year-long residency at the Kimmel Center on Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. Hear works from their recent album, Social Music at the Perelman Theater.
On Tuesday, April 29 at 8 p.m., hear the preview of Josh Lawrence with the Fresh Cut Orchestra’s ‘Yin and Yang of Life,’ before the unveiling of the Kimmel Center’s inaugural jazz residency on Saturday, June 21, audiences are invited to get their jazz-on at these work-in-progress performances at the SEI Innovation Studio. Brooklyn saxophonist Bobby Zankel teams up with hip-hop choreographer Ralph Xavier and percussionist Francois Zayas on Friday, May 9 at 8 p.m. and the final work-in-progress performance happens Thursday, May 15 with Temple University-graduate and percussionist Pablo Batista with the Mambo Syndicate also at 8 p.m.