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SESAME STREET LIVE! MAKE A NEW FRIEND Comes to PPAC, 3/27-29SESAME STREET LIVE! MAKE A NEW FRIEND Comes to PPAC, 3/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

No matter where you're from or where you've been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover's friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! The all-new Sesame Street Live "Make a New Friend" visits the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) from Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29, 2015. Tickets for all seven performances are on sale now! (more...)

Indigo Girls Coming to PPAC, 2/13Indigo Girls Coming to PPAC, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and the Rhode Island Philharmonic have announced that Grammy Award-winning duo INDIGO GIRLS will perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Francisco Noya at PPAC on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8P. (more...)

BLUE MAN GROUP to Return to PPAC This MarchBLUE MAN GROUP to Return to PPAC This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

BLUE MAN GROUP returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) March 6 - 8, 2015 for five performances only. BLUE MAN GROUP is sponsored in Providence by Amica Insurance. (more...)

National Tour of I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE! Visits PPAC This FebruaryNational Tour of I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE! Visits PPAC This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! America's favorite foursome -- Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel - will be live on stage and in color for the first time at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) February 24 - March 1, 2015. I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

Diana Krall Announces Additional U.S. Dates for 'Wallflower World Tour'Diana Krall Announces Additional U.S. Dates for 'Wallflower World Tour'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world renowned singer, Diana Krall, announced today additional U.S dates for her 'Wallflower World Tour,' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Spectacular Magic and Hilarious Comedy Brought to PPAC by THE ILLUSIONISTSBWW Reviews: Spectacular Magic and Hilarious Comedy Brought to PPAC by THE ILLUSIONISTS
by Robert Barossi - Jan 17, 2015

Heading to Providence Performing Arts Center the other night, I couldn't help but turn to my friend who accompanied me and say, "When was the last time you saw a magic show??" It seems that these days magic shows are less common than they were in our youth. Back in the day, you would often hear about and could witness live the likes of David Copperfield, Doug Henning, The Pendragons and others. Today, it seems, magic shows are relegated to kids' birthdays, college campuses and the Las Vegas Strip (wherefore art thou, Sigfried and Roy?). On the other hand, The Illusionists, a touring show featuring seven different magicians and playing this weekend at PPAC, proves that magic shows are alive and well. And still extremely entertaining, although perhaps in slightly different ways. While magic shows of old seemed to be much more about the grand illusions and massive spectacle, The Illusionists keeps things at a much smaller scale. This may be due, largely or in small part, to the fact that it's a touring show. There's only so many props and set pieces you can fit in the back of a truck. (more...)

PPAC Reveals 'RHODE ISLAND ILLUSIONIST' Contest WinnerPPAC Reveals 'RHODE ISLAND ILLUSIONIST' Contest Winner
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Matt Roberts of West Warwick, RI was declared the winner of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)'s "Seeking a Great Rhode Island Illusionist" competition on Thursday, January 8, 2015. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Falling Slowly... ONCE Ends Run on Broadway TodayBWW Flashback: Falling Slowly... ONCE Ends Run on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 2015

The Best Musical Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning global sensation Once will play its final Broadway performance today, January 4, 2015. As of that date, the musical will have played 1,167 performances and 22 previews. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the musical's start on Broadway! (more...)

PPAC's Community Outreach Committee Sets ARTS Scholarships 2015 ProgramPPAC's Community Outreach Committee Sets ARTS Scholarships 2015 Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Jo-Ann Ragosta, Chairperson of the ARTS Scholarships 2015 program, along with the members of the Community Outreach Committee of the Providence Performing Arts Center, are pleased to announce that applications for the ARTS Scholarships 2015 program will be available starting Friday, January 2, 2015; applications will then be accepted through Friday, February 27, 2015. (more...)

Best of 2014 BWW Rhode Island – Critics' Picks: As Selected by Your Local ReviewersBest of 2014 BWW Rhode Island – Critics' Picks: As Selected by Your Local Reviewers
by Veronica Bruscini - Dec 26, 2014

2014 was a powerhouse year for theater in the Ocean State. BroadwayWorld Rhode Island is pleased to feature some of the exceptional performers and artists who made this year a most memorable one on local stages. (more...)

PPAC Now Accepting Video Submissions for THE ILLUSIONISTS ContestPPAC Now Accepting Video Submissions for THE ILLUSIONISTS Contest
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) is seeking video submissions from magic enthusiasts performing their best parlour magic tricks. This competition is inspired by THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE, which visits PPAC January 16 - 18, 2015. THE ILLUSIONISTS is sponsored by Navigant Credit Union and is part of the 2014/2015 Encore Series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Festival Ballet's Exquisite NUTCRACKER a Christmastime TraditionBWW Reviews: Festival Ballet's Exquisite NUTCRACKER a Christmastime Tradition
by Veronica Bruscini - Dec 20, 2014

Festival Ballet Providence's NUTCRACKER is a Christmas tradition on both sides of the footlights. This year's production is one not to be missed, a true celebration of talent and creativity from the Ocean State's premier ballet company. (more...)

Festival Ballet Providence Presents the 37th Annual NUTCRACKER This WeekendFestival Ballet Providence Presents the 37th Annual NUTCRACKER This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Festival Ballet Providence (FBP) brings a joyous holiday gift to Providence with its beloved production of The Nutcracker, a timeless and revered family tradition. The Nutcracker will be performed on the stage of the grand Providence Performing Arts Center for four performances only, this weekend, December 19-21. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Incomparable LINDA EDER Brings Showstopping Talent to The VetsBWW Reviews: Incomparable LINDA EDER Brings Showstopping Talent to The Vets
by Robert Barossi - Dec 15, 2014

Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence may not always get the same level of appreciation or respect that is bestowed upon its big brother, Providence Performing Arts Center. Underappreciated or not, The Vets, as it's called, brings in its fair share of wonderful performances and fabulous productions. This past weekend's holiday concert with Linda Eder was easily a highlight of the season for everyone in attendance. From the first moment to the last, Eder proved why she is one of the most talented and beloved professional songstresses of our time. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 12/14/2014Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 12/14/2014
by BWW - Dec 14, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/14/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

BWW Reviews: Broadway Tour of CAMELOT Dusts Off an Old Tale at PPACBWW Reviews: Broadway Tour of CAMELOT Dusts Off an Old Tale at PPAC
by Robert Barossi - Dec 11, 2014

Some classic stories, tales, myths and legends do more than stand the test of time. They speak to generation after generation, entertaining and teaching new audiences across the ages. The legends of King Arthur and his knights of Camelot are those kinds of stories. They remain as well-known and beloved today as they have ever been. There are similar theatrical entertainments, plays and musicals, that stand the test of time, entertaining the masses in the same way for years and decades. Unfortunately, Camelot, the musical version of those Arthurian legends, is not that kind of musical. (more...)

YouTube Star Tyler Oakley Appears at The VETS in Providence TonightYouTube Star Tyler Oakley Appears at The VETS in Providence Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

YouTube star Tyler Oakley will appear at The VETS in Providence tonight, December 10th at 7:30pm. (more...)

National Tour of CAMELOT Visits Providence Performing Arts Center, Now thru 12/14National Tour of CAMELOT Visits Providence Performing Arts Center, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The 2014/2015 National Tour of Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT reimagines the classic tale of King Arthur, Guenevere and Lancelot and Providence can fall in love all over again with this beloved musical today, December 9-14, 2014 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) as part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

Rhode Island Students Cast as 'Tom of Warwick' in CAMELOT Tour at PPAC, Now thru 12/14Rhode Island Students Cast as 'Tom of Warwick' in CAMELOT Tour at PPAC, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) is pleased to announce that Jerry Carino, a third grader at the Henry Barnard Laboratory School at Rhode Island College (RIC), and Jared Lind, an eighth grader at Rocky Hill School, have been cast as 'Tom of Warwick' in the upcoming Providence engagement of the 2014/2015 National Tour of Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT at the Providence Performing Arts Center, today, December 9 to 14, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cirque Dreams Celebrates the Season with Jolly HOLIDAZEBWW Reviews: Cirque Dreams Celebrates the Season with Jolly HOLIDAZE
by Veronica Bruscini - Dec 6, 2014

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is festive, frothy entertainment, and a unique addition to the compliment of seasonally-themed shows currently on stage throughout Rhode Island. (more...)

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