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National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS Will Launch at PPAC January 2019 National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS Will Launch at PPAC January 2019
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in Rhode Island

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...)
Special Ticket Offer Announced for Ocean State Theatre Patrons Special Ticket Offer Announced for Ocean State Theatre Patrons
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in Rhode Island

Bill Hanney's award-winning Theatre By The Sea (TBTS) be accepting tickets for cancelled Ocean State Theatre Company performances in exchange for seats at select performances of their current production of THE MUSIC MAN. (more...)
Guest Blog: Portraying 'The Woman' in THE YELLOW WALLPAPER at OUT LOUD Theatre, Part 4 - Escape Guest Blog: Portraying 'The Woman' in THE YELLOW WALLPAPER at OUT LOUD Theatre, Part 4 - Escape
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Rhode Island

BWW Rhode Island welcomes the four-woman cast of OUT LOUD Theatre's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER to the BroadwayWorld guest blog. This production presents a fully immersive, four-part experience; each part tells a complete story from beginning to end, but the individual pieces provide meditations on Charlotte Perkins Gilman's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER through varying lenses. Erika Rethorn joins BWW RI to explore 'Escape' in the fourth and final part of the guest blog series. (more...)
Bob Dylan & His Band to Return to PPAC This June Bob Dylan & His Band to Return to PPAC This June
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Rhode Island

BOB DYLAN & HIS BAND are set to perform on June 21, 2017 at 8 p.m. at Providence Performing Arts Center. (more...)
Shaping Sound's Groundbreaking New 'After The Curtain' to Play The VETS Shaping Sound's Groundbreaking New 'After The Curtain' to Play The VETS
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2017 in Rhode Island

TRAVIS WALL and BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS have announced the 2017 - 2018 national tour of After The Curtain -- the new show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND --  will play The VETS in Providence on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 7:30pm. (more...)
Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program Internationally Recognized Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program Internationally Recognized
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2017 in Rhode Island

Trinity Repertory Company is proud to celebrate the recent accolades of its Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA programs and the successes of the programs' alumni. The master's degree in acting was recently ranked as the sixth best program in the world by The Hollywood Reporter and in the top twenty-five best programs across the U.S. and U.K. in Backstage. (more...)
PPAC Unveils New Official Mobile App PPAC Unveils New Official Mobile App
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2017 in Rhode Island

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...)
THE MUSIC MAN Partners with RI Rhythm and Blues Preservation Society THE MUSIC MAN Partners with RI Rhythm and Blues Preservation Society
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2017 in Rhode Island

Join in the parade as Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN marches onto the stage at Bill Hanney's Theatre By The Sea (TBTS). Performances begin Wednesday, June 21 and plays thru Saturday, July 15, 2017. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 6/18/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 6/18/2017
by BWW on June 18, 2017 in Rhode Island

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/18/2017 for Rhode Island (more...)
Chorus of Westerly's Summer Pops to Premiere New COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Musical Chorus of Westerly's Summer Pops to Premiere New COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Musical
by BWW News Desk on June 17, 2017 in Rhode Island

The Chorus of Westerly in association with Bridget Dennin is proud to present selections from a new musical adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' epic masterpiece The Count of Monte Cristo. (more...)
Photo Flash: IN HER OWN WORDS: THE DIANA TAPES - U.S. Regional Premiere in Providence Photo Flash: IN HER OWN WORDS: THE DIANA TAPES - U.S. Regional Premiere in Providence
by BWW News Desk on June 16, 2017 in Rhode Island

What Will The Neighbors Say? has announced the regional premiere of In Her Own Words: The Diana Tapes. Written by Co-Artistic Director James Clements, the show premiered at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to critical acclaim. This show will open Friday, June 9th at the Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub, 10 Davol Square, Providence, RI and run through Sunday, July 2nd. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 16, 2017 in Rhode Island

'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 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS, and More! (more...)
Guest Blog: Portraying “The Woman” in THE YELLOW WALLPAPER at OUT LOUD Theatre Guest Blog: Portraying “The Woman” in THE YELLOW WALLPAPER at OUT LOUD Theatre
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2017 in Rhode Island

BWW Rhode Island welcomes the cast of OUT LOUD Theatre's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER to the BroadwayWorld guest blog. This production presents a fully immersive, four-part experience; each part tells a complete story from beginning to end, but the individual pieces provide meditations on Charlotte Perkins Gilman's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER as viewed through varying lenses. Sarah Leach joins BWW RI to explore 'Color' in the third part of the guest blog series. (more...)
John Davidson Announced in the National Tour of FINDING NEVERLAND John Davidson Announced in the National Tour of FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2017 in Rhode Island

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...)
Photo Flash: The Granite Theatre of Westerly presents CALENDAR GIRLS Photo Flash: The Granite Theatre of Westerly presents CALENDAR GIRLS
by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2017 in Rhode Island

The Granite Theatre of Westerly, announces the opening of Tim Firth's delightful comedy "Calendar Girls" is the true and "revealing story" of a women's group in England who decided to drop everything to raise money for a new settee for the hospital waiting room in honor of one's husband who died of leukemia.  The news of the "alternative calendar" charitable venture spread like wildfire and ultimately raised over a million dollars.  Alternately dazzlingly funny and shamelessly sentimental this delightful play tells the story of their journey.  The show opens Friday June 30, 2017 and runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm through July 30, 2017.   Producer/ Artistic Director for the theatre is David Jepson. (more...)
The 14th Annual PROVIDENCE IMPROV FEST Opens 9/21 The 14th Annual PROVIDENCE IMPROV FEST Opens 9/21
by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2017 in Rhode Island

This September, the annual PROVIDENCE IMPROV FEST will be celebrating its fourteenth year!  The FEST continues to thrive, bringing the best of the improv comedy world to Lil' Rhody. (more...)
Epic Theatre Company Offers Free Tickets to Members of the Military Epic Theatre Company Offers Free Tickets to Members of the Military
by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2017 in Rhode Island

Epic Theatre Company's Sixth Season will feature an expansion of their free ticketing program, which will now be offering free tickets to members of the military. (more...)
Newport Classical Music Festival Appoints Pamela A. Pantos as Executive Director Newport Classical Music Festival Appoints Pamela A. Pantos as Executive Director
by BWW News Desk on June 12, 2017 in Rhode Island

The board of directors of the Newport Music Festival has appointed Pamela A. Pantos as their new executive director. Pantos' extensive experience from a two-decade career in arts, finance, festival and nonprofit management will usher in a new era for the festival as it enters its 50th anniversary season in 2018. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 6/11/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 6/11/2017
by BWW on June 11, 2017 in Rhode Island

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/11/2017 for Rhode Island (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 on June 08, 2017 in Rhode Island

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...)
First Hand Theatrical presents Staged Reading Of New Drama First Hand Theatrical presents Staged Reading Of New Drama
by BWW News Desk on June 08, 2017 in Rhode Island

The tumultuous sweep of Pre-Bolshevik and Soviet history is captured in a new, original play which chronicles the true-life stories of Soviet Jewish emigre Bena Shklyanoy's family. From pogroms, through the Bolshevik Revolution, through both World Wars, through Khrushchev's "Thaw" and finally up to the Save Soviet Jewry movement of the 1970s, this new play is drawn from a family and social history researched and written by Ms. Shklyanoy, who emigrated from the Soviet Union to Chicago with her husband and two daughters in 1976. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/8 - THE MAN IN THE CEILING, JOSEPH, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/8 - THE MAN IN THE CEILING, JOSEPH, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 09, 2017 in Rhode Island

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 FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, BEAUTIFUL and More! (more...)
Trinity Rep to Honor Ocean State Theater Company Tickets for Final Show of Season Trinity Rep to Honor Ocean State Theater Company Tickets for Final Show of Season
by BWW News Desk on June 08, 2017 in Rhode Island

Trinity Repertory Company announces it will offer free tickets to any remaining performance of its final show in the season Like Sheep to Water, or Fuente Ovejuna to ticket holders from Ocean State Theatre Company. (more...)
'DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST', ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS and More Set for Contemporary Theater Company's Summer 2017 Season 'DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST', ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS and More Set for Contemporary Theater Company's Summer 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk on June 07, 2017 in Rhode Island

Shows under the stars, laughter spilling from the theater, and kids enjoying a snacktivity break - it's all in store for this summer at the Contemporary Theater Company! (more...)
Guest Blog: Portraying 'The Woman' in THE YELLOW WALLPAPER at OUT LOUD Theatre, Part 2—Light Guest Blog: Portraying 'The Woman' in THE YELLOW WALLPAPER at OUT LOUD Theatre, Part 2—Light
by BWW News Desk on June 07, 2017 in Rhode Island

BWW Rhode Island welcomes the cast of OUT LOUD Theatre's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER to the guest blog. THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, directed by Kira Hawkridge, presents a fully immersive, four-part experience; each individual piece provides a meditation on Charlotte Perkins Gilman's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER as viewed through varying lenses. Ottavia De Luca joins BWW RI to explore 'Light.' (more...)