Providence Performing Arts Center News

BWW Review: Toe-Tapping 42ND STREET Tour Brings Sunny Song and Dance to ProvidenceBWW Review: Toe-Tapping 42ND STREET Tour Brings Sunny Song and Dance to Providence
by Veronica Bruscini - Mar 25, 2017

When it comes to classic song-and-dance theater, it doesn't get much more "Broadway" than 42ND STREET. The show is breezy and buoyant, a carefree love letter to the Great White Way and to the art of the stage musical. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Record-Breaking Engagement at Providence Performing Arts CenterDisney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Record-Breaking Engagement at Providence Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a sold-out record-breaking engagement in Providence, which concluded on Sunday, March 19 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC).  The triumphant three-week return grossed over $5.3 million at the box office and entertained more than 68,000 theatergoers during 24 performances.  (more...)

Bob Dylan & His Band to Return to PPAC This JuneBob Dylan & His Band to Return to PPAC This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

BOB DYLAN & HIS BAND are set to perform on June 21, 2017 at 8 p.m. at Providence Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Performance Added to RENT 20th Anniversary Tour at PPACPerformance Added to RENT 20th Anniversary Tour at PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and the producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour have announced that an additional performance of RENT has been added, on Sunday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour will be at PPAC April 7 - 9, 2017, with performances on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 & 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 & 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Title Sponsors Announced for PPAC Gala: SPEND THE NIGHT WITH BILLY CRYSTALTitle Sponsors Announced for PPAC Gala: SPEND THE NIGHT WITH BILLY CRYSTAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

J.L. "Lynn" Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), is pleased to announce that Marcum LLP, The Providence Journal, and Taco/The White Family Foundation are the proud title sponsors for the PPAC Gala: SPEND THE NIGHT WITH BILLY CRYSTAL, SPECIAL GUEST BONNIE HUNT. Mr. Crystal will appear with Ms. Hunt at PPAC on Thursday, March 23at 7:30P. (more...)

THE LION KING Reschedules Tomorrow's Show in Providence Due to Winter StormTHE LION KING Reschedules Tomorrow's Show in Providence Due to Winter Storm
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Providence Performing Arts Center in partnership with Disney Theatrical Productions announced that the Tuesday, March 14th performance at 7pm of Disney's The Lion King has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 19 at 7pm, due to forecasted inclement weather.  (more...)

Tedeschi Trucks Band Announce WHEELS OF SOUL TourTedeschi Trucks Band Announce WHEELS OF SOUL Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Tedeschi Trucks Band announced today that the third installment of their wildly popular Wheels of Soul Summer Tour will stop at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 7:30P. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY Added to Providence Performing Arts Center's 2017-18 Encore SeriesTHE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY Added to Providence Performing Arts Center's 2017-18 Encore Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

J.L. "Lynn" Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), is pleased to announce the third show in PPAC's 2017/2018 Encore Series. The world's best-selling magic show THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY returns to Providence, January 19 - 21, 2018. (more...)

Family Night at MATILDA THE MUSICAL Announced for Wednesday, 5/17Family Night at MATILDA THE MUSICAL Announced for Wednesday, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) is pleased to announce that Family Night at MATILDA THE MUSICAL will take place on Wednesday, May 17 at 7P.  With the purchase of one regularly-priced ticket, guests can receive one complimentary ticket of equal value for a child aged 18 or younger.  Please call (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or visit the Box Office at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence for more information and to order; Family Night tickets are not available online. Family Night tickets for MATILDA THE MUSICAL are available in selected locations. Tickets for Family Night are limited and are available on a first-come; first-served basis. The Family Night offer is NOT available for previous ticket purchases and may not be combined with any other offers.  All sales are final, and there are no exchanges or refunds. Standard service fees apply.  (more...)

Bonnie Hunt to Join Billy Crystal at PPAC's Annual GalaBonnie Hunt to Join Billy Crystal at PPAC's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Spend the Night with Billy Crystal has been described as "a smorgasbord of zesty stories and sharp impressions," and a "trip down memory lane" led by Tony® and Emmy Award®-winning comedian Billy Crystal, who has been lauded as "brilliant, "eternally ageless," "mesmerizing," and "dazzling." Actress Bonnie Hunt will join Billy Crystal as moderator and interviewer on stage at the Providence Performing Arts Center's Gala on Thursday, March 23 at 7:30P.  (more...)

BWW Review: Resplendent LION KING Reigns Supreme at Providence Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: Resplendent LION KING Reigns Supreme at Providence Performing Arts Center
by Veronica Bruscini - Mar 4, 2017

The touring production of THE LION KING now playing at the Providence Performing Arts Center is absolutely exceptional. One would be hard-pressed to find a finer or stronger assembly of actors, singers, and dancers than this remarkable company. (more...)

Elvis Costello & The Imposters to Bring 'IMPERIAL BEDROOM' Tour to PPACElvis Costello & The Imposters to Bring 'IMPERIAL BEDROOM' Tour to PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

By popular demand, Elvis Costello & The Imposters bring their new show, 'Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers,' back for a coast-to-coast North American run of 20 dates this June and July. The 'Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers' Tour will be at the Providence Performing Arts Center Tuesday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Diana Krall Returns to PPAC This JuneDiana Krall Returns to PPAC This June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall, will return to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Sunday, June 18 at 7 p.m.  (more...)

National Tour of LES MISERABLES to Launch This Fall in Providence; PPAC Sets 2017-18 Broadway Season!National Tour of LES MISERABLES to Launch This Fall in Providence; PPAC Sets 2017-18 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), is pleased to announce PPAC's 2017/2018 Broadway Season, featuring the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and the Encore Series. The National Tour Launch of LES MISERABLES opens PPAC's 40th Anniversary Broadway Season in September and is part of the Encore Series. (more...)

BWW Review: Immersive THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at PPACBWW Review: Immersive THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at PPAC
by Andria Tieman - Feb 10, 2017

Based on the best-selling book of the same name, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME debuted in London in 2012 and went on to win a slew of awards as well as capture the respect of experts in set and lighting design for creating a world that perfectly captures the mind of a hyper-sensitive teen.  There is something so unique and magical about this production that the audience really feels like they are experiencing it, rather than merely viewing.  Compared to the traditional Broadway musical, this is a wholly different type of play that seems at the outset like it shouldn't work, but actually succeeds in surprising and touching ways. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and EmceeCABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Diana Krall Announces World Tour And New Album 'Turn Up The Quiet'Diana Krall Announces World Tour And New Album 'Turn Up The Quiet'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall, announced the first round of dates for her upcoming 2017-2018 World Tour today in support of the highly anticipated new album 'Turn Up The Quiet,' coming out on Verve Records May 5th with pre-order available now at Amazon. (more...)

Family Night at DISNEY'S THE LION KING AnnouncedFamily Night at DISNEY'S THE LION KING Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and Disney Theatrical Productions are pleased to announce that Family Night at Disney's THE LION KING will take place on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7P. (more...)

Providence Performing Arts Center to Host 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Photo Scavenger HuntProvidence Performing Arts Center to Host 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Photo Scavenger Hunt
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The Providence Performing Arts Center has announced that it will feature a photo scavenger hunt on their Facebook (Facebook.com/ProvPacRI) for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. (more...)

reach Committee Announces ARTS Scholarships 2017 Programreach Committee Announces ARTS Scholarships 2017 Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Jo-Ann Ragosta, Chairperson of the ARTSScholarships 2017 program, along with the members of the Community Outreach Committee of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), are pleased to announce that applications for theARTS Scholarships 2017 program will be available starting Tuesday, January 3, 2017; applications will then be accepted until Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 3P. (more...)

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