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Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 24, 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 SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte, and BUS STOP in Denver, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Providence to 'Revel' with The Wilbury Group Providence to 'Revel' with The Wilbury Group
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Rhode Island

For one night only, on Saturday, May 6, 2017, Providence's Wilbury Theatre Group will awaken the historic 1927 Industrial National Trust Bank for its annual fundraiser REVEL! A Gala for the Wilbury Group. (more...)
Trinity Rep presents the Uproarious Comedy FAITHFUL CHEATERS Trinity Rep presents the Uproarious Comedy FAITHFUL CHEATERS
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Rhode Island

Trinity Rep continues its 53rd season with the world premiere comedy, Faithful Cheaters by Deborah Salem Smith,directed by Melia Bensussen. Faithful Cheaters runs April 20 - May 21, 2017. Tickets are on sale now by phone at (401) 351-4242, online at www.trinityrep.com, or in person at the theater's box office at 201 Washington Street, Providence. (more...)
Disney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Record-Breaking Engagement at Providence Performing Arts Center Disney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Record-Breaking Engagement at Providence Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Rhode Island

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...)
Tom Gleadow and Brandon Whitehead to Star in INHERIT THE WIND at Ocean State Theatre Tom Gleadow and Brandon Whitehead to Star in INHERIT THE WIND at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Rhode Island

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, presents Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee's Tony Award-winning play, Inherit the Wind, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 29 - April 16. (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 March 20, 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...)
BARBECUE, THE LITTLE FOXES, WOLF HALL and More Set for Epic Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season BARBECUE, THE LITTLE FOXES, WOLF HALL and More Set for Epic Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Rhode Island

Epic Theatre Company is kicking off its sixth season with a diverse line-up of brand new, innovative and exhilarating work that looks at the relationship between power and the people it affects. (more...)
Ocean State Theatre to Continue Family Fun Fest with THUNDER AND POTATOES Ocean State Theatre to Continue Family Fun Fest with THUNDER AND POTATOES
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Rhode Island

Ocean State Theatre Company continues its Family Fun Fest with the tall tales, legends, jokes, songs, proverbs, riddles, rhymes and games, which mix together to create the family-friendly play with songs, Thunder and Potatoes, which will be presented at Ocean State Theatre for one performance only on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:00 am. (more...)
BWW Review: Surreal MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY BWW Review: Surreal MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
by Andria Tieman on March 20, 2017 in Rhode Island

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY takes place in the near future, and then further into the future, and then way into the future as the world as we knew it becomes increasingly distorted and warped seemingly via a century long game of telephone.  It's a play that analyzing will just leave a person more discombobulated, so it's probably best to just strap in any enjoy the ride.  Regardless of whether or not you understand it, you will come away thoroughly entertained by the phenomenal cast and skillful music direction of Wilbury favorite David Tessier.  The people Wilbury Theatre Group are masters of the strange and unexpected, and even if the audience can't completely grasp what's going on, the cast has everything handled, so that it's best to just sit in their thrall and trust that we're all going to make it out ok. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 3/19/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW on March 19, 2017 in Rhode Island

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for Rhode Island (more...)
Photo Flash: Epic Theatre Company Presents BOGIE AND BACALL: GOODBYE AND HURRY BACK Photo Flash: Epic Theatre Company Presents BOGIE AND BACALL: GOODBYE AND HURRY BACK
by BWW News Desk on March 18, 2017 in Rhode Island

Epic Theatre Company proudly presents the World Premiere of 'Bogie and Bacall: Goodbye and Hurry Back' by Lenny Schwartz. It's the behind-the-scenes story of one of Hollywood's most famous couples: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The play is part of Epic's New Work Series which deals with Hollywood and fame. (more...)
EVERY BRILLIANT THING Returns to Contemporary Theater Company EVERY BRILLIANT THING Returns to Contemporary Theater Company
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in Rhode Island

??????? "1. Ice cream. 2. Water fights. 3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV." That's how the titular list in Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan, returning to the Contemporary Theater Company from April 7-15 begins. (more...)
TCG Awards Second Cycle of Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants TCG Awards Second Cycle of Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Rhode Island

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, has announced the recipients of the second cycle of Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY at Wilbury Group Photo Flash: First Look at MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY at Wilbury Group
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Rhode Island

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY by Anne Washburn, directed by Brien Lang, is currently playing at The Wilbury Theatre Group. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 17, 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 RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre, SPAMILTON in Chicago, SWSX coverage in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Performance Added to RENT 20th Anniversary Tour at PPAC Performance Added to RENT 20th Anniversary Tour at PPAC
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in Rhode Island

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 CRYSTAL Title Sponsors Announced for PPAC Gala: SPEND THE NIGHT WITH BILLY CRYSTAL
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in Rhode Island

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...)
MAGIC MEN LIVE Adds 18 Cities to US and Canada Tour MAGIC MEN LIVE Adds 18 Cities to US and Canada Tour
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in Rhode Island

Magic Men® Live is bringing the ultimate ladies' night experience to 18 additional cities in the Northeastern US and Canada. Kicking off the second leg of the tour on May 31 in London, Canada, Magic Men® Live is a show designed to stimulate the desires of contemporary women: young, young at heart, single, married or ladies looking for something fun and new. Magic Men® Live features a talented and lovable cast of stunning guys sure to appeal to a variety of tastes. (more...)
BWW Review: Willy Russell's SHIRLEY VALENTINE Comes to 2nd Story Theatre BWW Review: Willy Russell's SHIRLEY VALENTINE Comes to 2nd Story Theatre
by Larry O'Brien on March 14, 2017 in Rhode Island

Willy Russell's SHIRLEY VALENTINE is running right now at 2nd Story Theatre in Warren, and I advise you to call them at once to purchase a ticket and them come back and finish reading my review.  This is the second trip to Russell-Land for director Mark Peckham and 2nd Story; last year they scored with EDUCATING RITA.  I think they're on to something.  This time Russell has created the circumstance of a housewife, who, feeling shortchanged by life, has the chance to travel to Greece and see what more there might be. (more...)
SKELETON CREW, OTHELLO, RAGTIME and More Set for Trinity Rep's 2017-18 Season SKELETON CREW, OTHELLO, RAGTIME and More Set for Trinity Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on March 14, 2017 in Rhode Island

Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company, under the artistic leadership of Richard L. Bready Artistic Director Curt Columbus, announced its 2017-2018 season via Facebook Live today.  (more...)
THE LION KING Reschedules Tomorrow's Show in Providence Due to Winter Storm THE LION KING Reschedules Tomorrow's Show in Providence Due to Winter Storm
by BWW News Desk on March 13, 2017 in Rhode Island

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 Tour Tedeschi Trucks Band Announce WHEELS OF SOUL Tour
by BWW News Desk on March 13, 2017 in Rhode Island

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...)
Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 3/12/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW on March 12, 2017 in Rhode Island

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for Rhode Island (more...)
The ASCAP Foundation Partners With the Newport Jazz Festival The ASCAP Foundation Partners With the Newport Jazz Festival
by BWW News Desk on March 10, 2017 in Rhode Island

The ASCAP Foundation, led by President Paul Williams, and the Newport Jazz Festival, led by Founder & Chairman George Wein, continue their joint effort to benefit emerging jazz talent for a second year. The Festival, one of the world's leading venues for jazz, will feature a performance by one of the recipients of the 2017 ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award. (more...)
OSTC's Family Fun Fest Continues with PIRATE SCHOOL! Today OSTC's Family Fun Fest Continues with PIRATE SCHOOL! Today
by BWW News Desk on March 11, 2017 in Rhode Island

America's premier family-friendly pirate show, Pirate School!, comes to Ocean State Theatre for one performance only as part of Ocean State Theatre Company's Family Fun Fest today, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 am. (more...)