Providence Performing Arts Center News

The Yard's QUALITY TIME! Family Series to Welcome Sokeo Ros and CASE CLOSED!The Yard's QUALITY TIME! Family Series to Welcome Sokeo Ros and CASE CLOSED!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Yard's Quality Time! Family Series presents Sokeo Ros and Case Closed!, which will bring a hip-hop dance performance to vineyard youth, followed by a family dance party with the company. (more...)

GARRINSON KEILLOR: JUST PASSING THROUGH to Stop at PPAC This FallGARRINSON KEILLOR: JUST PASSING THROUGH to Stop at PPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

GARRISON KEILLOR returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), with his solo show "Just Passing Through," on Friday, November 17 at 8PM. (more...)

Single Tickets for PPAC'S 2017-18 Season On Sale Next WeekSingle Tickets for PPAC'S 2017-18 Season On Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Single tickets for Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)'s 2017/2018 Broadway Season will go on sale Monday, July 24 at 10A at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787), and online at www.ppacri.org. (more...)

Four New Felines to Purr in CATS on Broadway This SummerFour New Felines to Purr in CATS on Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical Cats will welcome four new 'Jellicle Cats' to the junkyard. (more...)

National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS Will Launch at PPAC January 2019National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS Will Launch at PPAC January 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced last night that the first-ever Broadway revival of CATS will play its final performance on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 8P at the Neil Simon Theatre after 16 previews and 593 regular performances. (more...)

Christie Prades & Mauricio Martinez to Conga on Tour in ON YOUR FEET!Christie Prades & Mauricio Martinez to Conga on Tour in ON YOUR FEET!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman have announced that Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades will star as seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez will play her 19-time Grammy-winning producer and husband Emilio Estefan, in the First National Tour of the Broadway musical On Your Feet! (more...)

Broadway Revival of CATS Headed to the Heaviside Layer This Winter; National Tour to Kick Off in Providence!Broadway Revival of CATS Headed to the Heaviside Layer This Winter; National Tour to Kick Off in Providence!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that the first-ever Broadway revival of CATS will play its final performance at 8 PM on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street) after 16 previews and 593 regular performances. Preview performances of CATS began Thursday, July 14, 2016 followed by a Sunday, July 31, 2016 opening night. (more...)

PPAC Unveils New Official Mobile AppPPAC Unveils New Official Mobile App
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) announced today that a NEW official mobile app for the Theatre is available for free and immediate download via Google Play or the App Store. (more...)

John Davidson Announced in the National Tour of FINDING NEVERLANDJohn Davidson Announced in the National Tour of FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Finding Neverland welcomes John Davidson to the role of Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook! John Davidson, star of TV (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible), stage (Wicked, Oklahoma!), and music (12 albums) is thrilled to begin performances in Finding Neverland on Tuesday, June 27th at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD. (more...)

On Sale Date Announced for LES MISERABLES; National Tour Launches at PPAC this September!On Sale Date Announced for LES MISERABLES; National Tour Launches at PPAC this September!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, will go on sale at ppacri.org on Sunday, June 11 at 10A for its much anticipated National Tour Launch at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement. Phone and window sales begin Monday, June 12 at 10A. To purchase tickets, visit ppacri.org, call (401) 421-ARTS (2787), or visit the PPAC Box Office at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence. Summer Box Office Hours are Monday - Thursday, 10A - 3P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days. (more...)

Indulging Your Love of Broadway Has Never Been More BEAUTIFULIndulging Your Love of Broadway Has Never Been More BEAUTIFUL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) announced a limited time offer today for NEW subscribers of the 2017/2018 Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. With the purchase of a new Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series subscription, new subscribers can purchase one full-priced ticket to BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical* and the Providence Performing Arts Center will provide an additional complimentary ticket of equal value to BEAUTIFUL. Please note that this offer is courtesy of the Providence Performing Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Review: Thunderous RIVERDANCE at PPACBWW Review: Thunderous RIVERDANCE at PPAC
by Andria Tieman - Jun 5, 2017

RIVERDANCE, the celebration of Irish song and dance phenomenon created by Moya Doherty, composer Bill Whelan and director John McColgan is celebrating its 20th anniversary with an extensive world tour. áThough the current iteration is much more stripped down than it was during the glory days, it still packs a wallop with lightning fast feet, boot stomping fiddle and a stage just bursting with talent. áThe microphones on the stage mean that you can hear every click and tap, and you don't quite realize the intensity of the sound until you realize that your ears are ringing afterward. áLong time fans may be a bit somewhat underwhelmed, but despite the more subdued feeling, there is still a joy and electricity in seeing this show live that is thoroughly delightful. á (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! to Launch National Tour in Buffalo This FallON YOUR FEET! to Launch National Tour in Buffalo This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Prior to launching on September 22 at Shea's Buffalo Theatre in Buffalo, NY, the National Tour will be teching and rehearsing at the theatre for the preceding four weeks. (more...)

Breaking News: ON YOUR FEET! Sets Summer Broadway Closing; Will Catch New Rhythm on the Road, AbroadBreaking News: ON YOUR FEET! Sets Summer Broadway Closing; Will Catch New Rhythm on the Road, Abroad
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman have announced that the Broadway musical On Your Feet! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - is going global. (more...)

BWW Review: Magical MATILDA: THE MUSICAL at PPACBWW Review: Magical MATILDA: THE MUSICAL at PPAC
by Andria Tieman - May 19, 2017

Adapting a beloved children's classic to Broadway is so fraught with landmines that it's a wonder people even attempt it since it seems like there's no way to possibly make something as fantastic as the original. áGood thing Denis Kelly (Book) and Tim Minchin (Music & Lyrics) are braver and more creative than most because they managed to create something that is both brand new and also incredibly faithful to the original. áRoald Dahl, author of the book Matilda, has such a unique voice and bizarre ways to torture the children in his stories, usually by placing them at the mercy of moronic adults that one worries anything based on his work coming out post 2010 would be sanitized and inoffensive to the point of being a pale shadow of the original. áWell, MATILDA: THE MUSICAL has all the pigtail tossing and forced feeding one requires from the Matilda story, along with some fantastically cheeky songs, and excellent performances all around. (more...)

Diana Krall's New Album 'Turn Up The Quiet' Makes Impressive Debut on Multiple Billboard ChartsDiana Krall's New Album 'Turn Up The Quiet' Makes Impressive Debut on Multiple Billboard Charts
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Multiple GRAMMY« Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall debuted at #1 on Billboard's Traditional Jazz Charts, #1 on the current Jazz Albums charts, #1 on iTunes Jazz Charts, #7 on Billboard's Top Current Album Chart. (more...)

Riverdance Brings 20th Anniversary World Tour to PPAC, 6/2 - 4Riverdance Brings 20th Anniversary World Tour to PPAC, 6/2 - 4
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The 20th Anniversary World Tour will play a strictly limited engagement at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) from June 2 - June 4, 2017. Celebrating an extraordinary milestone for an incredible show, The Edinburgh Evening News raves about RIVERDANCE - The 20th Anniversary World Tour, "As for the flaws? Well, there simply aren't any. Here's to another 20 years!" (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/5 - IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, 42ND STREET in Denver, TITLE OF SHOW in Baltimore and More!Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/5 - IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, 42ND STREET in Denver, TITLE OF SHOW in Baltimore and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature a Spanish adaptation of IN THE HEIGHTS in Washington, DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep, and WEST SIDE STORY in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Diana Krall's 'Turn Up The Quiet' Out TodayDiana Krall's 'Turn Up The Quiet' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Multiple GRAMMY« Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall joins LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN today to perform the song 'L-O-V-E' from her charming new album 'Turn Up The Quiet,' out today. (more...)

BWW Review: Emotionally Raw RENT Is Not To Be Missed at PPACBWW Review: Emotionally Raw RENT Is Not To Be Missed at PPAC
by Andria Tieman - Apr 9, 2017

It's hard to believe that the musical RENT is 20 year old, but watching it in 2017 it remains shockingly relevant, and strangely stuck in time. áThe story of the bohemian squatters in New York's Alphabet City seems almost like a museum piece about the horrors of AIDS, but at the same time, considering all of the technological developments of the last 20 year, the time of RENT should feel even more foreign. Gay marriage is now the law of the land and AIDS is no longer a death sentence, but many of the other struggles these beloved characters face are still real and universal. áRENT is a story of the 90's, but it's also a beautiful story of friendships and how they evolve. áThe cast of this current touring production certainly have some big shoes to fill, but many of them manage to shake off the albatrosses of previous classic performances and make these roles uniquely their own. (more...)

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