BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Rhode Island in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: TAKE ME OUT Hits it Out at 2nd Story Theatre


Richard Greenberg's Tony award-winning play is at the Warren, RI theater through February 12th.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: SHREK THE MUSICAL is a gas at Providence Performing Arts Center


Based on the 2001 animated comedy, Shrek is a perfect "gateway drug" to Broadway musicals... (read more...)
BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: FESTEN makes its New England premiere at The Gamm


Tony Estrella directs a tight ensemble of actors in this drama about familial betrayal and neglect... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Disney Theatricals and Cameron Mackintosh Re-imagine MARY POPPINS from Page to Screen to Stage


Chimney sweeps dance, artwork comes alive and, ultimately, Mary Poppins' influence restores the fraying family ties between Mr. and Mrs. Banks and their two children. Yet theatergoers expecting a clo... (read more...)
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Photo Flash: Trinity Rep Presents SPARROW GRASS


Trinity Rep presents Sparrow Grass by Curt Columbus, directed by Brian McEleney and playing now through May 13, 2012. Check out the production photos below!... (read more...)
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BWW Reviews: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at Trinity Repertory Company


Curt Columbus directs a delightful, fast-paced production that is filled with first-rate performances.... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Providence Performing Arts Center


The Addams Family, which is playing at PPAC through Sunday, March 25th, is a charming and family-friendly.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Makes Rhode Island Premiere at 2nd Story


Ed Shea directly a terrific production of Tracy Letts' comic tragedy... (read more...)
BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

The Providence Performing Arts Center Announces The Winners of The ARTS Scholarships 2012 Program


Jo-Ann Ragosta, Chairperson of the ARTS Scholarships 2012 program, along with the members of the Community Outreach Committee of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), are pleased to announce t... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

Providence Performing Arts Center 2012-2013 Season to Include CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, ELF, JERSEY BOYS


J.L. "Lynn" Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), is pleased to announce PPAC's 35th Anniversary Broadway Season and welcomes Taco/The White Family Foundation as the NE... (read more...)
BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Boeing-Boeing at Trinity Rep. - Funny as Hell


FrEd Sullivan, Jr. Directs a Delightful Production of this Effervescent '60s Sex Romp... (read more...)
BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

Brown University/Trinity Rep Present TANGO, 5/3-13


The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs present Slawomir Mrozek's TANGO, directed by Shana Gozansky (Brown/Trinity Directing MFA '12). Performances are May 3 through May 13 in the Citizens Bank ... (read more...)

May

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BWW Reviews: BURN THE FLOOR Dances into Providence with Pure Energy, Lots of Pizzazz


Burn the Floor brings controlled power, easy elegance and plenty of style to the Providence Performing Arts Center. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

2nd Story Theatre Presents A FEW GOOD MEN, 6/1-24


2nd Story Theatre's summer season kicks off with military precision with a production of Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men performed in the Courtroom of the historic Bristol Statehouse, 240 High Street, B... (read more...)
BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

The Gamm Theatre Presents George Orwell's Haunting Vision of the Future: 1984


The year is 1984...or is it? In a world where Big Brother is always watching, the Thought Police monitor every word and action, and yesterday's news is literally rewritten to correspond with today's mo... (read more...)

June

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BWW Reviews: Theatre By The Sea Presents Beloved Classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC


Theatre By The Sea stages Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic 'The Sound of Music' as the second production of the 2012 summer season.... (read more...)
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BWW Reviews: FOREVER PLAID Brings Heart, Harmony & Laughs to Theatre By The Sea


Rhode Island summer stock favorite Theatre by the Sea opens its 2012 season on a high note with the nostalgic musical comedy FOREVER PLAID. Matunuck's talented Plaids dazzle the audience with their im... (read more...)
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BWW Reviews: WHEN MAHALIA SINGS Makes a Joyful Sound at Trinity Rep


Mixed Magic Theatre and Trinity Repertory Company celebrate the life and legacy of legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson in 'When Mahalia Sings.'... (read more...)

July

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Photo Flash: First Look at 2nd Story Theatre's REBECCA, Opening Tonight, 7/6


2nd Story Theatre's performance space has been transformed into Manderley, an isolated mansion on the windswept Cornish Coast, for its production of Rebecca, the stage adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier'... (read more...)
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BWW Reviews: Dolly Parton's Colorful, Energetic 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL Plays Theatre by the Sea


'9 to 5: the Musical' brims with infectious energy from the first notes of the title song; the production's engaging cast of characters and its madcap tale of corporate retribution keep that momentum ... (read more...)
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Theresa Caputo Comes to PPAC, 9/9


Theresa Caputo is described as 'a typical Long Island wife and mom, except for one distinct difference... she communicates with the dead. It's a gift she cannot 'turn off' prompting her to give spontane... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

Ocean State Theatre Company to Conclude Role as Producer at Theatre By The Sea


Ocean State Theatre Company, Inc., the not-for-profit producing entity currently celebrating its Fifth Anniversary Season at Theatre By The Sea and Bill Hanney, owner of Theatre By The Sea, announced ... (read more...)
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Gamm Theatre Opens Season 28 With AFTER THE REVOLUTION, 9/13


The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) opens Season 28 with the Rhode Island premiere of After the Revolution by rising American playwright Amy Herzog (4,000 Miles, Belleville). Gamm Artistic D... (read more...)
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Tickets Go on Sale for Trinity Rep's 49th Season, 8/25


Trinity Rep has announced that single tickets for all six shows of its 2012-2013 regular season - King Lear, The How and the Why, Crime and Punishment, Social Creatures, and House & Garden will go on ... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Trinity Rep Opens 2012-13 Season with Compelling KING LEAR


Providence's celebrated Trinity Repertory Company opens its 49th season with a powerful production of Shakespeare's tragedy, KING LEAR.... (read more...)
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5th Annual Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival Set for 9/23


Artists' Exchange and Gateways to Change, Inc. have announced that the 5th annual Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival to be held on Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 11am to 5pm in the lots surrounding Art... (read more...)
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Photo Flash: First Look at Brian McEleney as Trinity Rep's KING LEAR


Trinity Rep opens its 49th season this month with Shakespeare's sweeping tragedy King Lear, a co-production with The Dallas Theater Center (DTC) and directed by DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty. W... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

Trinity Rep Announces 2012-13 Open Captioning, ASL Interpreted Performance Dates


Trinity Repertory Company has announced its 12-13 season offering of open captioned and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performances.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Present AS YOU LIKE IT, Beginning 11/2


The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs will present one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, As You Like It, directed by Heidi Handelsman (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '14). With clever gende... (read more...)
BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

2nd Story Theatre Presents LOST IN YONKERS, 11/16-12/16


2nd Story Theatre stages the perfect holiday play, Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers, a nostalgic nod to family, love and hope, November 16 through December 16, 2012.... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: PPAC Presents First-Rate Production of Beloved FIDDLER


'Fiddler's' current touring company maintains the show's long legacy with great success. This tour boasts a polished, professional group of actors who breathe new life into the familiar story and son... (read more...)
BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: Promo Video for The Gamm's RED


The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) stages Red, John Logan's passionate play about the celebrated abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for 'Best Play,' Re... (read more...)
BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

WGBH Presents 'A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan,' 12/19


A Celtic holiday tradition returns to Providence! Celebrating its 10th anniversary of sold-out concerts across New England, A CHRISTMAS CELTIC SOJOURN with BRIAN O'DONOVAN performs at the Providence P... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at Alston Brown, Jaime Rosenstein and More in Trinity Rep's MACHINAL


The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs presents Sophie Treadwell's groundbreaking expressionistic drama MACHINAL, directed by Aubrey Snowden (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '13). BroadwayWorld... (read more...)
BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: OSTC Christens New Location with Jolly WINTER WONDERETTES


The Ocean State Theatre Company opens their new Warwick performance space with carols and comedy in the tune-filled Christmastime cabaret 'The Winter Wonderettes.'... (read more...)
BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012

Anne BoleyN Makes U.S. Premiere at The Gamm Theatre, 1/17


The U.S. premiere of Anne Boleyn will open in 2013 at The Gamm Theatre, starring Madeleine Lambert as Anne Boleyn, beginning January 17.... (read more...)

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