Providence Performing Arts Center News

Providence Performing Arts Center to Welcome Jackson Browne in Concert, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Singer-Songwriter Jackson Browne will visit the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 7:30P. Playing guitar and piano, Jackson will perform songs from his entire body of work. (more...)

Steely Dan Announces North American Summer Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Steely Dan's Walter Becker and Donald Fagen have announced that they will launch a 47-city North American tour this summer. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Coming to PPAC, 5/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Tickets are $52 and $42; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge. Tickets are on sale now at www.ppacri.org, and will be available in person at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) on Monday, April 14 at 10A. Group discounts of 10+ are available by calling (401) 574-3162. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy at PPAC; Performances Begin 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins April 29, 2014 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, RI and plays a limited two-week engagement through May 11, 2014. THE BOOK OF MORMON is part of the Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series. In Providence, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

BWW Reviews: PPAC Flashes Back to the '80s with Touring FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL
by Robert Barossi - Mar 26, 2014

When adapting movies into Broadway musicals, it certainly helps to start with a movie that revolves around singing and dancing. Or, at least, a movie that includes some kind of singing or dancing as a major part of the story or plot. That way, adding more singing and dancing should at least have a solid, logical starting point. It would seem, then, that the movie Flashdance is a perfect choice. It's right there in the title. The whole movie revolves around…wait for it…dance! Unfortunately, the Broadway touring production that is visiting PPAC takes a promising start and turns it into a long, bloated and mostly boring slog through two hours at the theater. (more...)

Providence Performing Arts Center Announces Winners of ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Jo-Ann Ragosta, Chairperson of the ARTS Scholarships 2014 program, along with the members of the Community Outreach Committee of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), have announced the winners of the ARTS Scholarships 2014 program, sponsored by the Textron Charitable Trust and PPAC Annual Fund Donors. This year's program will award scholarships to 33 talented Rhode Island students, ages 11 - 14, each of whom will receive a scholarship of up to $500 to attend local summer arts education programs that will expand their experiences in a chosen area of study (please see below for the list of ARTS Scholarships 2014 winners). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH to Play PPAC, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

On the heels of their sold out March 2014 tour, Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) will perform at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 7:30P. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 26, 2014 at 10A at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street, Providence), online at www.ppacri.org or by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Comes to the Kimmel Center, Now thru April 13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group has announced the casting and initial tour schedule for their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA launching a major North American Tour in Providence, R.I. at the Providence Performing Arts Center. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. (more...)

Crosby, Stills & Nash Announce U.S. Tour Dates For Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ On the heels of their sold out March 2014 tour, Crosby, Stills & Nash have announced a series of U.S. concerts for this summer, beginning July 2 at the Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, PA. The group will perform songs from their extensive catalogue, as well as new material from each member. Advance tickets are available through the official CSN website at www.crosbystillsnash.com. For tickets and information click here: http://bit.ly/CSNTour. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tuneful, Colorful MAMMA MIA! Brings Lively Song and Dance to PPAC
by Veronica Bruscini - Mar 16, 2014

Catchy arrangements of ABBA's familiar lyrics are very well-integrated into the storytelling, and this smart merger of narrative and song widens MAMMA MIA!'s appeal beyond that of an everyday jukebox musical. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! National Tour Returns to PPAC, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) today, March 14 - 16, 2014 for five performances only. (more...)

PPAC Receives Tony Award at 2014-15 Season Announcement Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Producer of KINKY BOOTS, Hal Luftig, presented the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) with the Tony Award for 2013 Best Musical during PPAC's 2014/2015 season announcement today. PPAC President J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton accepted the award on behalf of the Theatre. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, CINDERELLA & More Set for PPAC's 2014-15 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton has announce PPAC's 37th Broadway Season, featuring the Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series and the Encore Series (formerly the Contemporary Classics Series). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Legendary Crooner TONY BENNET Dazzles in Rhode Island Performance
by Veronica Bruscini - Mar 10, 2014

Tony Bennett earns a standing ovation the very moment he walks out on stage. The audience's response is both heartfelt and immediate, a mark of acclaim and a fitting tribute of respect for one of the greatest musical icons in the business. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 09, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/09/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

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