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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...)

'The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest' Coming to PPAC, 9/25'The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest' Coming to PPAC, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

“The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” concert series has announced that their 2015 worldwide tour of “Master Quest” will come to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 8P. (more...)

Brian Regan Coming to PPAC in OctoberBrian Regan Coming to PPAC in October
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Comedian BRIAN REGAN will visit the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 8P as part of his 10-year, non-stop theatre tour. Since 2005, Regan's tour has visited close to 100 cities each year. (more...)

Official: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Launch National Tour in Cleveland; Full Tour Schedule Announced!Official: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Launch National Tour in Cleveland; Full Tour Schedule Announced!
by Tori Leiber - Apr 1, 2015

The national tour of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, will launch in Cleveland, OH at Playhouse Square with performances beginning October 6, 2015. (more...)

PPAC Sets 2015-16 Broadway Season: IF/THEN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, PIPPIN & MorePPAC Sets 2015-16 Broadway Season: IF/THEN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, PIPPIN & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton is pleased to announce PPAC's 38th Broadway Season, featuring the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and the Encore Series. (more...)

Tickets to BEAUTIFUL at PPAC on Sale ThursdayTickets to BEAUTIFUL at PPAC on Sale Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Cindy Laughlin, Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) Director, announced at PPAC's season announcement event today that single tickets for the Tony and Grammy-Award winning hit BEAUTIFUL-The Carole King Musical will go on sale Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 10A. (more...)

CABARET National Tour Will Launch from Providence in 2016; Full Schedule Announced!CABARET National Tour Will Launch from Providence in 2016; Full Schedule Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The musical masterpiece returns, direct from Broadway! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, Roundabout Theatre Company just announced that the national tour of SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL'S (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of CABARET, will premiere in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center with performances beginning Tuesday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 31 and an official opening on Thursday, Jan. 28 2016. This tour ofCABARET marks Roundabout Theatre Company's third production on the road, having previously produced the critically acclaimed tours of Twelve Angry Men and Anything Goes. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BLUE MAN GROUP at Providence Performing Arts CenterBWW Reviews: BLUE MAN GROUP at Providence Performing Arts Center
by Katelyn Corp - Mar 8, 2015

Blue Man Group's unique brand of humor now comes with a millennial message (more...)

BWW Reviews: DIANA KRALL Brings Unmistakable Talent and Style to PPAC with WALLFLOWER WORLD TOURBWW Reviews: DIANA KRALL Brings Unmistakable Talent and Style to PPAC with WALLFLOWER WORLD TOUR
by Robert Barossi - Mar 5, 2015

While Providence Performing Arts Center is known by many as the place in town where the big touring Broadway musicals make their local stop, PPAC isn't just about the Broadway shows. It's also a venue with a reputation for bringing in countless other kinds of performances, from stand-up comedy to internationally renowned dance troupes. Recently, PPAC has also hosted a string of amazing concert performances from some of the world's most talented and beloved musicians. Last year featured such performers as Beck and Jackson Browne and this year includes the recent appearance of Diana Krall, making a stop on her "Wallflower World Tour." (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/27Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/27
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 27, 2015

With over 100 U.S. cities and 30 international regions featured on our site, we have so many exciting theatre happenings around our Broadway World! Below, we've highlighted our top 10 stories from this week. Check out the roundup below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Talented I LOVE LUCY - LIVE ON STAGE Cast Shines Despite Script's MisstepsBWW Reviews: Talented I LOVE LUCY - LIVE ON STAGE Cast Shines Despite Script's Missteps
by Veronica Bruscini - Feb 25, 2015

I LOVE LUCY: LIVE ON STAGE is a solid, engaging concept, and though there are some missteps along the way, for the most part, the production succeeds. (more...)

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