Providence Performing Arts Center News

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...)

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger to Open for Beck at PPAC, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (The GOASTT), fronted by Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl, will open for the BECK at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Saturday, July 26 at 8P. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Special Coverage: SUMMER STAGES - Our Picks for Summer's Best Around the World!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 2014

As the summer days near, BroadwayWorld rounded up our worldwide community - from Australia to Spain, California and beyond! - to bring you our top picks for the best of summer theater in each of our main markets! Looking for the best of the summer venue and production offerings in your area? Let's hear from a sampling of the BroadwayWorld experts! (more...)

Sarah Brightman's 8/22 Concert at PPAC Cancelled Due to Injury
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Due to an injury, SARAH BRIGHTMAN's concert at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Friday, August 22 at 8P has been cancelled. (more...)

BWW Interviews: RAIN Tour Brings Beatles Tribute Show to PPAC
by Robert Barossi - Jun 17, 2014

It would be hard to argue that any musical group in the last century has had a more lasting impact than the Beatles. They are one of the most instantly recognizable and well-known bands in music history and have many of the most instantly recognizable and beloved songs in contemporary music. Those songs are still as popular and poweful today as they were when audiences first cheered and swooned for the band in the 1960s. Since then, there have been many tributes to the Beatles, including the smash hit Rain - A Musical Tribute To the Beatles. Now, this multi-media concert event which explores the lives and music of the fabulous foursome is rolling into Providence Performing Arts Center for one night only. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ringo's Stellar ALL-STARR BAND Shines Brightly at PPAC
by Veronica Bruscini - Jun 16, 2014

Ringo Starr makes three promises at the top of his 2014 tour: fun, good music, and great songs. Without a doubt, he and his 'All Starrs' deliver on that pledge, performing two non-stop hours of chart-topping hits and brand-new songs with undeniably exceptional musicianship. (more...)

Trace Adkins to Bring THE CHRISTMAS SHOW TOUR to PPAC, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Country star TRACE ADKINS brings THE CHRISTMAS SHOW TOUR, featuring his twelve-piece “Sarepta Symphony,” to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8P. Tickets go on sale at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at www.ppacri.org, and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10A. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Il Divo's Masterful MUSICAL AFFAIR Garners Enthusiastic Ovations in Providence
by Veronica Bruscini - Jun 09, 2014

Il Divo's A MUSICAL AFFAIR lives up to its promise and brings impressed and appreciative audience members enthusiastically to their feet. The Providence show marked the final stop on Il Divo's North American tour and, rather fittingly, this "love letter" to musical theater graced PPAC's stage on the evening before the 2014 TONY Awards. (more...)

Summer Stages: Rhode Island Theatre Offerings
by Veronica Bruscini - Jun 02, 2014

Rhode Island's ever-growing arts scene shows no signs of slowing down over the summer months. With ambitious theatrical productions planned from Providence to South County, and internationally-renowned musicians bringing sizzling concert performances to the Ocean State, summer 2014 is shaping up to be a most memorable season of stories and songs. (more...)

Mannheim Steamroller to Bring Christmas Tour to PPAC, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Mannheim Steamroller will present the best the holiday has to offer this season. The group will perform live for one performance only in Providence at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Friday, November 28 at 7:30P. (more...)

Sarah Brightman to Return to PPAC, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

International singing sensation SARAH BRIGHTMAN returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 8P in support of her Dreamchaser World Tour. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 04, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

Photo Flash: MEMOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at PPAC 5/30 & 31
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

The international hit show Menopause The Musical® has recognized Providence, RI as a 'hot' national market and will play Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) for two performances only on May 30 at 7:30P and May 31 at 2P. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PPAC Ends Its Season on Heavenly Note with THE BOOK OF MORMON
by Robert Barossi - May 01, 2014

It's difficult to argue with anyone who says that Providence Performing Arts Center has had a spectacular season. You'd be hard pressed to find such an impressive collection of musical productions brought together during a single season anywhere. Of course, this is just what organizations like PPAC do, they put together impressive seasons filled with stunning theatrical spectacles, from newer shows, like Once and Ghost: The Musical, to all-time Broadway favorites like Phantom of the Opera and Man of La Mancha. The season ends on another high note with one last smash hit Broadway musical, both critically acclaimed and a fan-favorite, The Book of Mormon. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Begins Tonight at PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 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 tonight, 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...)

CINDERELLA National Tour to Launch 10/10 in Rhode Island; First Wave of Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The producers of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, have announced the show's tour dates for the 2014-2015 season. RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA will launch its national tour at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI on October 10, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

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