WICKED flies back to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on December 26, 2013 and runs through January 12, 2014. Tickets are on sale now at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at www.ppacri.org or by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). (more...)
The Opera Ghost is haunting again. Three years after the US touring company of 'The Phantom of the Opera' bowed for a final time in Los Angeles, a new anniversary production of 'Phantom' brings its curtain up in Providence, Rhode Island. (more...)
Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group present their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, which launched a major North American Tour in Providence, R.I. at the Providence Performing Arts Center. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. Below, check out a look back at the launch festivities with the cast and crew at the Grand Ballroom of The Biltmore Hotel! (more...)
The start of the Friday, November 29th 2013 preview performance of The Phantom of the Opera at the Providence Performing Arts Center was delayed due to a technical malfunction affecting the automated machinery on stage. The mechanism was restored and the performance began one hour late. (more...)
Theresa Caputo, psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will be appearing live at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 8P. Theresa will give interactive readings to audience members throughout the show and will also share personal stories about her life and her unique gifts. (more...)
BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out an exclusive interview with Jacquelynne Fontaine and Frank Viveros, who play Carlotta Guidicelli and Ubaldo Piangi, below!
Jacquelynne's regional credits include: The Student Prince (Kathie, Pittsburgh CLO), A Little Night Music (Charlotte, Indiana Rep Theater), The Sound of Music (Elsa, North Shore Music Theater), A Room With A View (Ragazza, The Old Globe). Opera: La Traviata (Violetta, Tacoma Opera and Rogue Opera), The King & I(Anna, Opera North), Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna, Rogue Opera), Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira, Tuscia Opera, Italy), Die Zauberflote (Pamina, Tuscia Opera, Italy). In Southern California: Don Giovanni (Donna Anna), Summer and Smoke (Alma), Idomeneo (Ilia), Candide (Cunegonde),Antigone (Antigone), Blood Wedding (The Bride), A View From the Bridge(Catherine).
Frank originated the roles of Bloat The Blowfish in Disney's Finding Nemo: The Musical, and Iron Chef in off-Broadway's Yellow Brick Road. Favorites include:Caroline, or Change (Bus/Dryer), Once on this Island (Agwe), Buddy(Apollo), Songs for a New World (Man 1), Children of Eden (Cain),Sweeney Todd (Beadle). (more...)
BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out an exclusive interview with Craig Bennett, Linda Balgord and Edward Staudenmayer, who play Monsieur Firmin, Madame Giry and Monsieur Andre respectively, below! (more...)
BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out an exclusive interview with musical supervisor John Rigby below!
John Rigby studied orchestral conducting at the University of Huddersfield and the Royal Northern College of Music. He holds MMus in Musicology from King's College London where he is currently reading for his PhD. He began his career in musical theatre and has been musical director for a long list of prestigious productions. In Germany, he was musical director for Miss Saigon at the Musical Hall, Stuttgart; andStarlight Express at the Starlighthalle, Bochum. West End credits include:Beautiful and Damned at the Lyric Theatre; The Drowsy Chaperone at the Novello; The King and I and Sinatra at the London Palladium; The Last Empress at the Apollo, Hammersmith; Marguerite at the Theatre Royal Haymarket; Les Miserables at the Palace Theatre; The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre; Peter Pan and The Pirates of Penzance at the Savoy Theatre; The Producers at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. (more...)
BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out an exclusive interview with Julia Rose Udine and Ben Jacoby, who play Christine and Raoul, below!
Originally from Southern New Jersey, Julia studied vocally with Melissa Daniels and received ballet training from Andrea Duffin who both gave her the inspiration and courage to pursue her dreams. Theater credits include: Jack's Back (Jenny), West Side Story (Maria). TV:Law and Order SVU, All My Children.
Ben has has called Chicago his home for the past year and comes to Phantom directly from the Chicago-area Marriott Theatre (South Pacific, Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 and Now and Forever: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber). Regionally, Ben has appeared at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre (Willoughby in Sense and Sensibility), Maine State Music Theatre (Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza) and in several productions at the Utah Shakespeare Festival including Tom in The Glass Menagerie and Leartes in Hamlet. He holds undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Theatre from Denison University and an MFA in Acting from UC Irvine. (more...)
BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out an exclusive interview with director Laurence Connor below!
Laurence started his career as an actor in which he took part in various plays, musicals and recordings. It was while performing in Les Miserablesthat he was asked to direct his first musical, A Slice of Saturday Night, which played for a one-night charity gala at the Liverpool Empire Theatre. Since then Laurence has worked as resident director on the award-winning production of The King and I at the London Palladium, which went on to a national UK tour that Laurence assisted in the direction of. It was from here that he went on to become the associate director of The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre, London. Laurence also worked alongside Rupert Goold as the Associate Director of Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Recent credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar (UK and Australian Arena Tour), the entirely new stage production of The Phantom of the Opera (UK Tour), Oliver! (UK Tour) and the new version of Miss Saigon (UK Tour and Worldwide). (more...)
BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out an exclusive interview with choreographer Scott Ambler below!
Scott is Associate Director of Matthew Bourne's New Adventures. His performing work includes: The Car Man (UK tour/Old Vic season/European/US tours), Cinderella (West End/L.A), Swan Lake(Sadler's Wells/UK tour/L.A/ Broadway/Dominion), Highland Fling(UK/European tours/Donmar season), Nutcracker! (Sadler's Wells/UK tour). TV and film credits include: The Car Man, Swan Lake, Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood, Drip: A Love Story, OK2. As Matthew Bourne's Assistant his work includes: Peer Gynt (RSC Barbican), Oliver! (London Palladium), staging of Swan Lake section in Billy Elliot (Working Title), My Fair Lady (National Theatre and Theatre Royal Drury Lane), South Pacific and Play Without Words (National Theatre). (more...)
BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out an exclusive interview with Mark Campbell, who plays the Phantom, below!
Mark was most recently seen in the world premiere musical of Treasure Island. He has toured the country clad in spandex covering all three fathers in the National Tour of Mamma Mia!and in a pinstriped suit in the National Tour of Guys & Dolls. He has performed in regional theatres across the country in a wide range of roles from Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to El Gallo in The Fantasticks. Favorite roles include Beast (Beauty and the Beast), Sky (Guys & Dolls), Kent (King Lear), Harold Hill (The Music Man), Higgins (My Fair Lady) and many others, but he doesn't want to bore you. (more...)
Following a successful week of concerts at New York's Marquis Theater, Il Divothe record-breaking classical crossover group that has sold more than 26 million albums worldwidewill bring IL DIVO - A MUSICAL AFFAIR: THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE to theaters across the U.S. and Canada. (more...)
THE MIDTOWN MEN are coming to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 7:30P. Tickets will go on sale Friday, November 8, 2013 at 10A at the Box Office window (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787), and online at www.ppacri.org. Tickets are $57 - $29; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. (more...)
Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group present their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera launching a major North American Tour in Providence, R.I. at the Providence Performing Arts Center. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. (more...)
CIRKOPOLIS starts with a solid premise, and the show combines the circus arts Eloize is known for with dance, clowning, original music, and theatricality. Unfortunately, these elements never fully blend, and while Eloize's metropolis forms a cohesive setting, it fails to develop into an immersive world. (more...)
The producers of the national tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, and the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) announced that single tickets will go on sale Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 9 AM at the Box Office window (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence) ONLY; telephone and internet sales will begin an hour later, at 10 AM. (more...)