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Garrison Keillor to Celebrate 41 Years of A PRAIRE HOME COMPANION at PPAC, 8/7Garrison Keillor to Celebrate 41 Years of A PRAIRE HOME COMPANION at PPAC, 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Garrison Keillor will visit the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 8P (Garrison's birthday) as part of his coast-to-coast, sea to shining sea bus tour to celebrate his popular radio show A Prairie Home Companion's 41st anniversary. RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC RADIO is the welcoming partner for Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion The America the Beautiful 2015 Tour in Providence. (more...)

David Sedaris Coming to PPAC, 10/12; Tickets on Sale Next WeekDavid Sedaris Coming to PPAC, 10/12; Tickets on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

RIPR is pleased to present An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor who will be appearing for one night only at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)  on Monday, October 12, 2015 at 7:30P. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 13-19THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 13-19
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 19, 2015

Been watching Bombshell in Concert videos all week? Still listening to Sydney Lucas singing 'Ring of Keys'? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Abby Mueller in BEAUTIFUL National Tour, Coming to the Broward CenterPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Abby Mueller in BEAUTIFUL National Tour, Coming to the Broward Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced that Abby Mueller has nabbed the title role in the First National Tour of Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, the smash hit musical about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter. Mueller's sister, Jessie Mueller, won the Tony Award in 2014 for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of King in the show's Broadway production. Scroll down for a sneak peek at Abby in character! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL National Tour, Starring Abby Mueller, to Stop at the Benedum Center, 10/27-11/1BEAUTIFUL National Tour, Starring Abby Mueller, to Stop at the Benedum Center, 10/27-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced this week that Abby Mueller has nabbed the title role in the First National Tour of BEAUTIFUL -- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, the smash hit musical about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter. Mueller's sister, Jessie Mueller, won the Tony Award in 2014 Best Actress in a Musical her portrayal of King in the show's Broadway production. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL First National Tour, Starring Abby Mueller, to Launch at PPAC This FallBEAUTIFUL First National Tour, Starring Abby Mueller, to Launch at PPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Abby Mueller has nabbed the title role in the First National Tour of Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical, the smash hit musical about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter.  Mueller's sister, Jessie Mueller, won the Tony Award in 2014 for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of King in the show's Broadway production. (more...)

Breaking News: Abby Mueller, Sister of Tony Winner Jessie Mueller, Will Hit the Road in BEAUTIFUL National TourBreaking News: Abby Mueller, Sister of Tony Winner Jessie Mueller, Will Hit the Road in BEAUTIFUL National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Abby Mueller has nabbed the title role in the First National Tour of Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, the smash hit musical about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter. Mueller's sister, Jessie Mueller, won the Tony Award in 2014 Best Actress in a Musical her portrayal of King in the show's Broadway production. (more...)

Photo Flash: JEOPARDY! Winner Choyon Manjrekar Attends KINKY BOOTS Tour PerformancePhoto Flash: JEOPARDY! Winner Choyon Manjrekar Attends KINKY BOOTS Tour Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The 2013 Tony® Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots opened at the Providence Performing Arts Center last night, where recent Jeopardy! winner Choyon Manjrekar, a Providence, RI City Planner, caught up with Kinky Boots producer Hal Luftig and cast from the national tour of Kinky Boots. Check out a look back below! (more...)

Tickets to STAR TREK: THE ULTIMATE VOYAGE at PPAC on Sale TomorrowTickets to STAR TREK: THE ULTIMATE VOYAGE at PPAC on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

STAR TREK: THE ULTIMATE VOYAGE, presented by CineConcerts, CBS Consumer Products, and Paramount Pictures, will play the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 7P. (more...)

Summer Stages: Rhode Island Summer EventsSummer Stages: Rhode Island Summer Events
by Veronica Bruscini - Jun 1, 2015

Warm, dazzling sunshine and refreshing sea breezes signal the start of the summer arts season in Rhode Island. Once again, Ocean State performers have a busy season planned, as venues from Downcity to South County prepare to welcome stories and songs to their stages. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour Coming to PPAC, 6/9-14KINKY BOOTS National Tour Coming to PPAC, 6/9-14
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for KINKY BOOTS), performs at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) June 9-14, 2015. KINKY BOOTS is part of the Taco/ White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

PPAC Sets Wonders of the Wurlitzer May ConcertsPPAC Sets Wonders of the Wurlitzer May Concerts
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) has announced that the WONDERS OF THE WURLITZER will return for two performances only in May.  The concerts run from 2P to 3P and are FREE and open to the public.  The concerts are supported by PPAC's Annual Fund. (more...)

New National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Directed by Jack O'Brien, to Launch This Fall; Initial Dates Announced!New National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Directed by Jack O'Brien, to Launch This Fall; Initial Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, will tour North America beginning September 2015. (more...)

Josh Groban to Play Providence Performing Arts Center, 10/2Josh Groban to Play Providence Performing Arts Center, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban will perform at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 8P, as part of his fall North American tour in support of his upcoming album Stages. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE at Providence Performing Arts CenterBWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE at Providence Performing Arts Center
by Katelyn Corp - Apr 22, 2015

'I carried a watermelon!', one of the most memorable lines from the classic love story Dirty Dancing, is brought to life on stage in the wildly fun production currently touring North America. For those who have been living under a rock since 1987 or have somehow deprived themselves from enjoying this beloved film, Dirty Dancing is the coming-of-age story of Frances 'Baby' Houseman told over the course of the summer of 1963. On a family vacation at an extravagant summer resort called Kellerman's in her last summer before attending college and living out her dreams of joining the Peace Corps and changing the world, Baby meets resident bad boy dance instructor Johnny Castle and their whirlwind romance is exciting, inspiring, and unforgettable. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sensational Frankie Valli Earns Resounding Applause in Providence PerformanceBWW Reviews: Sensational Frankie Valli Earns Resounding Applause in Providence Performance
by Veronica Bruscini - Apr 20, 2015

For the sheer quality of performance, the depth of the talent on stage, and the continuing impact of the man and his music, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons are not to be missed. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JOHN MELLENCAMP Shows No Sign of Slowing Down at Rocking PPAC ShowBWW Reviews: JOHN MELLENCAMP Shows No Sign of Slowing Down at Rocking PPAC Show
by Robert Barossi - Apr 17, 2015

Famous celebrities, singers, musicians, actors and the like, can often seem almost other-worldly. As if they're from some other dimension or planet, different from ours, one we'll never fully experience or understand. Others, though, seem so remarkably a part of our world and a familiar resident in it that the quality becomes one of their calling cards. For his entire decade-spanning career, John Mellencamp has been one of those artists. He has always had an everyman quality, as if he has worked the same jobs we have, dreamed the same dreams, lived the same life and had the same experiences. And, of course, he has had some of those same dreams and experiences, he's just been able to craft them into songs which have more than stood the test of time and still have as much relevance and power as on the day he wrote them. (more...)

Josh Groban Announces North American Tour Dates, TV Appearaces in Support of New Album 'Stages'!Josh Groban Announces North American Tour Dates, TV Appearaces in Support of New Album 'Stages'!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban has announced that he will launch a Fall 2015 North American tour in support of his upcoming album Stages. (more...)

Bill Maher to Bring Live Stand-Up Tour to PPAC, 11/15Bill Maher to Bring Live Stand-Up Tour to PPAC, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Political satirist and comedian BILL MAHER returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 7P. (more...)

A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION to Bring 'America the Beautiful Tour' to PPAC, 8/7A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION to Bring 'America the Beautiful Tour' to PPAC, 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion will bring its America the Beautiful Tour to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 8P. (more...)

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