Providence Performing Arts Center News

The truTV Impractical Jokers Feat. The Tenderloins Come to PPAC, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Come see The truTV Impractical Jokers Tour featuring The Tenderloins live on stage at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in this interactive comedy show with improv, never before seen videos inspired by the hit television show Impractical Jokers on TruTV, and more. Q, Sal, Joe and Murr have been entertaining each other for years with the most hilarious dares they could imagine. Now you can watch them on stage with their signature brand of comedy! (more...)

Providence Performing Arts Center Announces 2014/2015 Annual Gala: JAY LENO LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), is pleased to announce that acclaimed TV late night show host JAY LENO will perform at the 2014/2015 PPAC Gala on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:30P. (more...)

Bill Cosby Returning to PPAC in June 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

For the past fifty-two years, BILL COSBY has entertained the world with his menagerie of iconic characters, witty quips, and unmatched physical comedy. The comedic legend will return to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) with his all new show... BILL COSBY 77.... on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8P. (more...)

JOHN MELLENCAMP Announces Plain Spoken Tour
by Danielle DeSisto - Sep 12, 2014

John Mellencamp has announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. (more...)

John Mellencamp's 2015 Plain Spoken Tour Comes to PPAC, 4/16; Tickets on Sale 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

John Mellencamp today announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour, produced by AEG Live, beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. Mellencamp will perform at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Friday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30P, with special guest Carlene Carter. (more...)

John Mellencamp Announces 'Plain Spoken' 2015 North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. “The Voice of the Heartland” will play 80 shows including multiple dates in the artist's hometown of Bloomington, Indiana; Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and more. (more...)

DANCING PROS: LIVE! Coming to PPAC, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The world's finest dancers will battle it out live when DANCING PROS: LIVE! comes to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) stage on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7P and the audience will choose the winner! Edyta Sliwinska of Dancing With The Stars and Chelsie Hightower of DWTS and SYTYCD star in this unforgettable live competition show hosted by the star of the hit TV show Growing Pains, Alan Thicke. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 12, 2014 at 10A at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at www.ppacri.org, and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Tickets are $75 - $25; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Play Durham Performing Arts Center, October 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014

The First American National Tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway show Beautiful- The Carole King Musical will launch in September 2015, beginning at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, Rhode Island (September 15-20, 2015); a 12-week limited engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, IL (December 1, 2015 - February 21, 2016); and will play the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles, CA; DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC in October 2015. (more...)

PPAC Announces 'Royal Night Out' in Honor of CINDERELLA Tour Stop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

The National Tour of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA kicks off at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) October 10 - 18, 2014! In honor of this festive occasion, PPAC is pleased to announce a promotional partnership between the Theatre and select restaurants in the city. For more information, please visit http://www.ppacri.org/plan_your_visit/royal-night-out/ (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Goes Abroad! Opens at West End's Aldwych Theatre in February and Launches US Tour in Fall 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that the Tony Award-winning hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will expand across America and the world in 2015. The West End production of Beautiful will begin previews on February 10, 2015 in the West End at London's Aldwych Theatre, with an official opening night set for February 25, 2015. The First American National Tour of Beautiful will launch in September 2015, beginning at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, Rhode Island (September 15-20, 2015); a 12-week limited engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, IL (December 1, 2015 - February 21, 2016); and will play the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles, CA; DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC in October 2015; and Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, NC, among other cities across the country. (more...)

Bob Dylan Announces 31-Date Fall Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

According to USAToday.com, Bob Dylan today announced a 31-date North American tour that kicks off Oct. 17 in Seattle and wraps up Dec. 2 in New York. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jackson Browne Offers Timeless Music at Soulful PPAC Show
by Robert Barossi - Aug 22, 2014

Full disclosure here, right at the start. Before attending the concert at Providence Performing Arts Center, I had only heard of Jackson Browne in passing, had heard reference made to his music but had not heard his music, or at least that's what I believed. Chalk it up to my poor musical upbringing, having never been introduced in my youth to many great aritsts, Browne among them. Luckily, his acoustic tour made a stop here in Rhode Island and I was able to find out just why he is a legendary musician who can still bring a house down. (more...)

Thea Brooks & Euriamis Losada to Lead I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE 2014-15 National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Dates and full casting have been announced for the 2014 - 2015 national tour of I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE, the hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history, which is produced under license from CBS Consumer Products. The production, which began with extended sit-down productions in Los Angeles and Chicago and became an audience favorite across the country in its inaugural 2013 - 2014 national tour, will launch its new season in Miami on September 30, before hitting the road for cities including Louisville, Baltimore, San Francisco and Madison. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Coming to Providence Performing Arts Center in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that the Tony Award-winning hit BEAUTIFUL-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will perform at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island on Tuesday, September 15 - Sunday, September 20, 2015. (more...)

Diana Krall to Perform at the Providence Performing Arts Center, 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and world renowned singer Diana Krall announced today that she perform at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 7P, as part of her 'Wallflower World Tour. (more...)

Fresh Beat Band Coming to PPAC, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon's preschool music group and stars of the Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, head back on the road for a brand-new nationwide concert tour. The Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live presented by Nickelodeon will travel to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, RI on Tuesday, December 4, 2014 at 6:30P. (more...)

Nickelodeon's THE FRESH BEAT BAND Return with New Live Concert Tour This November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon's preschool music group and stars of the Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, head back on the road for a brand-new nationwide concert tour Nov. 5–Feb. 15. (more...)

Andy Jones, Kecia Lewis, Blake Hammond & More Join Paige Faure in CINDERELLA Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Producers of the Tony® Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, have announced additional casting for the First National Tour launching in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) onOctober 10, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Versatile BECK Brings Endless Energy to Spectacular PPAC Concert
by Robert Barossi - Jul 27, 2014

In the name of full disclosure, I will admit to having no idea what to expect upon arriving at Providence Performing Arts Center on Saturday night for Beck's one-night-only appearance. Beck's songs had certainly been part of the soundtrack of my early college years, back in the mid-to-late 1990s. Since, the, though, I truthfully had no idea what he had been up to. As it turns out, he's spent the better part of twenty years honing and fine tuning his skills as a singer, musician and all around entertainer, skills which he brought out in full force in front of the large and enthusiastic Providence crowd. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS: WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE to Make Providence Debut at PPAC, Jan 16-18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Illusionists: Witness The Impossible will makes its Providence debut at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) January 16 - 18, 2015. The Illusionists is the third installment in the 2014/2015 Encore Series (formerly known as the Contemporary Classics Series). The previously announced Cirque Dreams Holidaze (December 5 -7, 2014) and Blue Man Group (March 6 - 8, 2015) are sponsored by Amica Insurance. (more...)

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