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Ringo Starr Concert at PPAC Rescheduled Photo Ringo Starr Concert at PPAC Rescheduled
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020

Ringo Starr has announced that his Spring 2020 North American tour, which includes a Saturday, June 13, 2020 performance at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), has been rescheduled.

THERESA CAPUTO LIVE! THE EXPERIENCE at PPAC Has Been Cancelled Photo THERESA CAPUTO LIVE! THE EXPERIENCE at PPAC Has Been Cancelled
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020

The previously postponed engagement of Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience (originally scheduled for Sunday, June 21, 2020) at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) has now been cancelled.

PPAC's Performances of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Have Been Cancelled
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020

The producers of the North American Tour of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL announced today that the tour has closed due to the COVID-19 crisis.  The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)'s engagement of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, originally scheduled to perform at PPAC May 12 a?" 17, 2020, has been cancelled.

Fox Peforming Arts Charitable Foundation Announces Next Stop Broadway Photo Fox Peforming Arts Charitable Foundation Announces Next Stop Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020

The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation's (FPACF) is pleased to announce a new summer program directed by and featuring Broadway professionals. Next Stop Broadway will take place August 3-7, 2020 and is designed for theatre-loving students of all skill levels. Early registration is now open!  Registrations and payment are processed through www.metrotix.com or by calling Metrotix at 314-534-1111.

PPAC Announces That BLUE MAN GROUP Has Been Cancelled Photo PPAC Announces That BLUE MAN GROUP Has Been Cancelled
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020

As part of Providence's State of Emergency, the City of Providence is revoking all entertainment licenses for gatherings of 100 people or more. As a result, the Providence Performing Arts Center's March 20 a?" 22, 2020 engagement of BLUE MAN GROUP has been cancelled.

FirstWorks And PPAC Present Gravity-Defying Daredevils Of America's Got Talent Fame Photo FirstWorks And PPAC Present Gravity-Defying Daredevils Of America's Got Talent Fame
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020

FirstWorks, a Rhode Island non-profit dedicated to building community through world-class arts, and the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) are partnering to present gravity-defying movement artists DIAVOLO: Architecture in Motion, to PPAC on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to Play Providence Performing Arts Center Photo JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to Play Providence Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020

The reimagined 50th Anniversary tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR will come to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) from Tuesday, March 31 to Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020. In Providence, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is part of the Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series.

BWW Review: HELLO DOLLY Dazzles But Disappoints at PPAC Photo BWW Review: HELLO DOLLY Dazzles But Disappoints at PPAC
by Andria Tieman - Mar 4, 2020

HELLO DOLLY first landed on Broadway in 1964, and the current (2017) revival, playing at Providence Performing Arts Center through March 8, won the Tony Award for Best Revival and Best Actress for Bette Midler. While those who have nostalgia for this show will no doubt think it's fun, the uninitiated may find themselves wishing for a few of the less memorable songs to be traded for more robust character development. Not unlike the recent revival of Miss Saigon, which tried to win new audiences by actually casting Asian actors to play Asian roles and by spending a tremendous amount of money on technical wizardry; this revival of Hello Dolly went all out on sets and costumes, presumably to distract from mostly forgettable songs and a book that is bloated, dated and not nearly as charming as it thinks it is.

BLUE MAN GROUP is Returning to Providence Performing Arts Center Photo BLUE MAN GROUP is Returning to Providence Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020

The all new tour of BLUE MAN GROUP will be at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) March 20 - 22, 2020. In Providence, BLUE MAN GROUP is sponsored by HarborOne Bank. BLUE MAN GROUP is part of the Encore Series. Cox Media is the media sponsor of the Encore Series.

CATS Comes to The Fabulous Fox Theatre This April Photo CATS Comes to The Fabulous Fox Theatre This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020

Producers announced casting for the North American tour of the first ever Broadway revival of CATS. The multi-year tour launched at Providence Performing Arts Center on January 22, 2019 and will play 40+ cities during its multi-year tour, including the Fabulous Fox Theatre from April 7-19.

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Providence Performing Arts Center. Don't Miss It! Photo BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Providence Performing Arts Center. Don't Miss It!
by Larry O'Brien - Feb 12, 2020

There are times when being a theater reviewer is a fabulous gig. Last night at the Providence Performing Arts Center was one of those times. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, running through Sunday at PPAC is not to be missed. It is warm, funny, sad, uplifting, and helps us see the world from the vantage point of the oppressed-it is gorgeous. First, let's give credit to FIDDLER'S creators: Jerry Bock wrote the music, Sheldon Harnick the lyrics, and Joseph Stein the book. Bock and Harnick had previously collaborated on the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Fiorello; Stein had been part of the writing team along with Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Neil Simon on television's Your Show on Shows-these were some talented guys. The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances. It held the record for the longest running Broadway musical for almost ten years. The production was extraordinarily profitable and highly acclaimed. It won nine Tony awards, including best musical, score, book, direction and choreography. It spawned five Broadway revivals and a highly successful film adaptation and has enjoyed enduring international popularity.

THE BAND'S VISIT is Coming to The Fabulous Fox Theatre Photo THE BAND'S VISIT is Coming to The Fabulous Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020

The Fabulous Fox Theatre will have THE BAND'S VISIT, one of the most Tony Award®-winning musicals in history, come to St. Louis from February 25 - March 8. The tour of the critically acclaimed and 10-time Tony Award-winning production launched at the Providence Performing Arts Center on June 25, 2019 and continued on to play Washington, DC starting July 9, 2019. THE BAND'S VISIT will play over 32 cities in its first season including Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Boston, MA and Los Angeles, CA.

A BRONX TALE Will Play the Providence Performing Arts Center Photo A BRONX TALE Will Play the Providence Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020

A BRONX TALE will play at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) February 21 - 23, 2020. A BRONX TALE features a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater.

Wake Up With BWW 1/7: Miguel Cervantes Will Join HAMILTON on Broadway, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/7: Miguel Cervantes Will Join HAMILTON on Broadway, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 7, 2020

Today's top stories: Miguel Cervantes will be Broadway's next Hamilton, and more!

Review Roundup: THE BAND'S VISIT on Tour; What Did The Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: THE BAND'S VISIT on Tour; What Did The Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020

The first national tour of The Band's Visit is now making its way across the country after launching at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Rhode Island!

Exclusive Photos: Get A First Look At Janet Dacal In THE BAND'S VISIT Photo Exclusive Photos: Get A First Look At Janet Dacal In THE BAND'S VISIT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Janet Dacal - most known for her performances in The Prince of Broadway, Wonderland, In the Heights, and Good Vibrations- in the national tour of The Band's Visit. She stepped into the role of Dina -succeeding Chilina Kennedy- beginning January 3, 2020, at the Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, New York.

The Providence Performing Arts Center will Present NEXT STOP BROADWAY Photo The Providence Performing Arts Center will Present NEXT STOP BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020

The Next Stop BROADWAY® program, presented by the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), will take place at PPAC, Monday through Friday, August 10 - 14, 2020. This week-long performing arts program consists of classes, workshops, and rehearsals focused on classic Broadway shows. The staff of Broadway professionals will teach participants ('cast members') songs and choreography from two hit shows from the 'Golden Age of Broadway.' Cast members will have the opportunity to create their own presentations based on shows from PPAC's upcoming 2020/2021 Broadway Season. In addition to dance and vocal training, the program includes a mid-week 'edu-tainmnet' segment, highlighted with film clips of Broadway shows.

The North American Tour of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Will Play the Providence Performing Ar Photo The North American Tour of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Will Play the Providence Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020

The North American Tour of Fiddler on the Roof performs at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) February 11 - 16, 2020, starring Israeli theatre, film and TV actor, Yehezkel Lazarov as Tevye.

Wake Up With BWW 1/3: Jake Gyllenhaal Will Produce and Lead a FUN HOME Film, and More Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/3: Jake Gyllenhaal Will Produce and Lead a FUN HOME Film, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2020

Today's top stories: Jake Gyllenhaal will produce and lead a film adaptation of Fun Home, and more!

Providence Performing Arts Center Has Announced ARTS Scholarships 2020 Program Photo Providence Performing Arts Center Has Announced ARTS Scholarships 2020 Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020

Jo-Ann Ragosta, Chairperson of the ARTS Scholarships 2020 program, along with the members of the Community Outreach Committee of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), are pleased to announce that applications for the ARTS Scholarships 2020 program will be available on Thursday, January 2, 2020; applications will then be accepted until Friday, February 28, 2020 at 4P.

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