PPAC Announces Its 90th Anniversary Celebration Of The Loews Theatre Building

Joseph W. Walsh, Esq., Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), announced at a press conference this morning the Theatre's plans for its upcoming 90th Anniversary celebration of the Loews Theatre Building.

Mr. Walsh said, "On October 6, 2018 the Loews Theatre Building, which is the historic name of our Theatre, will celebrate its 90th Anniversary! I am pleased to announce that we will be hosting a FREE, all-day event for the community a week later on Saturday, October 13, 2018. We will be announcing more details closer to the date, but we promise you that this will be a fun-filled day for ALL."

Since opening its doors on October 6, 1928 as the Loew's State Theatre Movie Palace, the building that is now known as the Providence Performing Arts Center has left lasting impressions on its visitors with its beauty and grandeur. The Theatre was designed by the esteemed Chicago architectural firm Rapp & Rapp. The architects were guided by Marcus Loew's belief that tickets should be sold "to theatres, not movies."

The Theatre is located in the heart of Providence's arts and entertainment district; it is the second largest theatre of its kind in the United States. PPAC has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977 and currently presents a full roster of touring Broadway theatricals and contemporary engagements.

Over the past decade, PPAC has been the theatre of choice in launching fifteen National Tours; that number will increase to eighteen National Tours during the 2018/2019 Season, with the National Tour Launches of MISS SAIGON, CATS, and THE BAND'S VISIT.

PPAC also announced its line-up for their EPIC 2018/2019 Broadway Season today. HAMILTON will anchor the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. Three National Tours will launch at PPAC as part of the Broadway Series: MISS SAIGON, CATS, and THE BAND'S VISIT. ANASTASIA, Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Andrew Lloyd Webber's new high-octane hit SCHOOL OF ROCK, and WAITRESS THE MUSICAL round out the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series.

The Encore Series features audience favorites THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and JERSEY BOYS. Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON returns to Providence for a limited engagement. Cox Media is the Encore Series Media Sponsor.

The Theatre will host one Broadway Special in the 2018/2019 Season: STOMP. Contemporary Specials will include MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis and the 2018 HOLIDAY POPS TOUR: BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA WITH CONDUCTOR Keith Lockhart, with more to be announced.

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