Providence Performing Arts Center News

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...)

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...)

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