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The latest news on live + streaming theatre in Rhode Island.


Jenn Colella & More Streaming This Week on BroadwayWorld Events - June 14 - 20 Photo Colella & More Streaming This Week on BroadwayWorld Events
by Team BWW on June 14, 2021 in Rhode Island

BroadwayWorld Events is bringing you incredible talent right into your home! This week includes Jenn Colella on The Seth Concert Series and our 54 Below On Demand offerings!
FAIRY TALE FARM Will Be Performed Live at Coggeshall Farm in July Photo FAIRY TALE FARM Will Be Performed Live at Coggeshall Farm in July
by Stephi Wild on June 14, 2021 in Rhode Island

Guests will be transported into an enchanted countryside where they'll meet characters from several beloved fairytales, all now living beside each other on a farm on the edge of the ocean.
BWW Review: RI PHIL, EMANUEL AX Dazzle at the VETS Auditorium Photo BWW Review: RI PHIL, EMANUEL AX Dazzle at the VETS Auditorium
by Jill Kimball on June 13, 2021 in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Philharmonic teamed up with world-famous pianist Emanuel Ax for a performance of Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ concerto, played before the largest in-person crowd the VETS has seen in 16 months.
Artists' Exchange Brings Annual One Act Play Festival Outdoors Photo Artists' Exchange Brings Annual One Act Play Festival Outdoors
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 11, 2021 in Rhode Island

Artists' Exchange has announced the return of its 16th Annual One Act Play Festival running June 24th - 27th. This year, for the first time in festival history, the stage will be set outdoors in the heart of Rolfe Square!
Artists' Exchange Announces the Return of its 16th Annual One Act Play Festival Photo Artists' Exchange Announces the Return of its 16th Annual One Act Play Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz on June 11, 2021 in Rhode Island

Artists’ Exchange has announced the return of its 16th Annual One Act Play Festival running June 24th - 27th. This year, for the first time in festival history, the stage will be set outdoors in the heart of Rolfe Square!
VIDEOS: Watch Next on Stage Season 3 Winner Mia Cherise Hall's Journey to the To Photo Watch Next on Stage Season 3 Winner Mia Cherise Hall's Journey to the Top
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling on June 11, 2021 in Rhode Island

Congratulations to Mia Cherise Hall, the college winner of Next on Stage! Look back at her journey throughout the competition from week 1 to the grand finale.
VIDEOS: Watch Next on Stage Season 3 Winner Jackson Perry's Path to Victory Photo Watch Next on Stage Season 3 Winner Jackson Perry's Path to Victory
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling on June 11, 2021 in Rhode Island

Congratulations to Jackson Perry, the high school winner of Next on Stage season 3! Look back at his journey throughout the competition from week 1 to the grand finale.
VIDEOS: Get Ready For Matthew Morrison on THE SETH CONCERT SERIES Sunday Photo VIDEOS: Get Ready For Matthew Morrison on THE SETH CONCERT SERIES Sunday
by Team BWW on June 10, 2021 in Rhode Island

Matthew Morrison is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances before his show on Sunday!
VIDEO: Our Next on Stage Contestants Sing from DEAR EVAN HANSEN! Photo VIDEO: Our Next on Stage Contestants Sing from DEAR EVAN HANSEN!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling on June 10, 2021 in Rhode Island

Broadway's Next on Stage Season 3 returns tonight with our finale episode of season 3 in our online musical theatre singing competition sponsored by The International College of Musical Theatre. Our high school and college contestants came together to sing You Will Be Found from Dear Evan Hansen as our opening number!
VIDEO: Broadway's Next on Stage Season 3 Winners Announced - Watch Now! Photo VIDEO: Broadway's Next on Stage Season 3 Winners Announced - Watch Now!
by Team BWW on June 10, 2021 in Rhode Island

Broadway's Next on Stage Season 3 returns tonight with our finale episode of season 3 in our online musical theatre singing competition sponsored by The International College of Musical Theatre.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE SPIRIT to be Presented by West Bay Community Theater In Colla Photo SHAKESPEARE IN THE SPIRIT to be Presented by West Bay Community Theater In Collaboration With Mixed Magic Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz on June 09, 2021 in Rhode Island

West Bay Community Theater, in collaboration with Mixed Magic Theatre, will present Shakespeare in the Spirit at the North Kingstown Town Beach Bandshell on Saturday, June 26th (8pm), featuring the Mixed Magic Exult Choir as well as a host of local actors.
Laura Bell Bundy Joins Our June Stage Door Masterclass Lineup Photo Laura Bell Bundy Joins Our June Stage Door Masterclasses Lineup
by Team BWW on June 09, 2021 in Rhode Island

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Wicked) will join the BroadwayWorld Stage Door masterclass lineup in June!
Last Chance to Vote for Next on Stage Finale! Photo Last Chance to Vote for Next on Stage Finale!
by Team BWW on June 09, 2021 in Rhode Island

Don't miss your chance to vote for the Broadway's Next on Stage winners! Who do you want to win season 3? Place your vote before tonight, June 9 (11:59pm ET) for the High School and College winners.
Summer Concerts Scheduled At Theatre By The Sea Photo Summer Concerts Scheduled At Theatre By The Sea
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 07, 2021 in Rhode Island

After more than a year of being shuttered, Theatre By The Sea has announced the return of live entertainment. 
Joe Bonamassa to Perform at Providence Performing Arts Center Photo Joe Bonamassa to Perform at Providence Performing Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz on June 07, 2021 in Rhode Island

Joe Bonamassa is finally getting back on the road. For over a year, the live concert industry came to a full stop. During this time, Bonamassa put his efforts into raising money for his non-profit Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation through the Fueling Musicians Program.
Broadway's Next on Stage: Dance Edition Returns for Season 2! Photo Broadway's Next on Stage: Dance Edition Returns for Season 2!
by Team BWW on June 10, 2021 in Rhode Island

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that Broadway's Next on Stage: Dance Edition is back for Season 2 sponsored by LaDuca Shoes! Inspired by your favorite network TV dancing contests, BroadwayWorld is inviting high school and college aged students to submit videos of themselves performing to a song from the musical theatre canon to enter the competition.
Adrianna Hicks, Matthew Morrison, & More Streaming This Week on BroadwayWorld Ev Photo Hicks, Morrison & More Streaming This Week on BroadwayWorld Events
by Team BWW on June 07, 2021 in Rhode Island

BroadwayWorld Events is bringing you incredible talent right into your home! This week includes Matthew Morrison on The Seth Concert Series, a masterclass with Adrianna Hicks, and our 54 Below On Demand offerings!
Voting Now Open for the Finale of Broadway's Next on Stage! Photo Voting Now Open for the Finale of Broadway's Next on Stage!
by Team BWW on June 07, 2021 in Rhode Island

Our contestants are back for one more time this week with brand new performances after making it through to the finale! Which contestant do you want to win? Make sure your favorite takes home the crown by voting before Wednesday, June 9 (11:59pm). Our season 3 winners will be announced on Thursday, June 9.
The Wilbury Theatre Group Announces New Board Leadership   Photo The Wilbury Theatre Group Announces New Board Leadership  
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 03, 2021 in Rhode Island

The Wilbury Theatre Group announced that Milly Massey who was serving as the Board's Vice President, will be taking on the role of Board President. Board member Daniel Procaccini will fill Massey's position as Vice President. This follows former Board President Gene Spector's consecutive two terms as President.
The Gamm Announces 2021-22 Season & Launches Fellowship For Emerging Artists Photo The Gamm Announces 2021-22 Season & Launches Fellowship For Emerging Artists
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 03, 2021 in Rhode Island

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre today announced its plans to reopen for Season 37 (2021-22) with a five-play lineup beginning at the end of September 2021. The season includes an Obie award-winner, a premiere of a late 19th century classic re-invented for our pandemic year, the regional premiere of a contemporary critically acclaimed look at working class America, and the first Shakespeare production in The Gamm’s Warwick home.
FirstWorks Relaunches In-Person Performances With FirstWorks Live Photo FirstWorks Relaunches In-Person Performances With FirstWorks Live
by Stephi Wild on May 28, 2021 in Rhode Island

FirstWorks announced today a free summer concert series in the outdoor setting of the park, in partnership with Roger Williams Park Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department. The FirstWorks Live-Music at Roger Williams Park series features six free Sunday afternoon performances, kicking off on June 27, 2021, and running through September 19, 2021.
Wilbury Theatre Group To Present The World Premiere Of DOLORES GOES TO POETRY CI Photo Wilbury Theatre Group To Present The World Premiere Of DOLORES GOES TO POETRY CITY
by Alexa Criscitiello on May 26, 2021 in Rhode Island

The Wilbury Theatre Group presents the World Premiere of Dolores Goes to Poetry City by Darcie Dennigan, based on the poetry of Farnoosh Fathi. The performance runs June 10 – 20 outdoors at WaterFire Arts Center.
The Ultimate Queen Celebration Starring Marc Martel to be Presented at PPAC Photo The Ultimate Queen Celebration Starring Marc Martel to be Presented at PPAC
by Chloe Rabinowitz on May 26, 2021 in Rhode Island

The Ultimate Queen Celebration starring Marc Martel is coming to the Providence Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 8. Martel has fronted The Ultimate Queen Celebration, an explosive, attention commanding tribute where some of the most iconic rock anthems merge with a theatrical performance style and eye-popping production.
Rhode Island Philharmonic Announces Spectacular June Gala With Emanuel Ax Photo Rhode Island Philharmonic Announces Spectacular June Gala With Emanuel Ax
by Alexa Criscitiello on May 25, 2021 in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra presents a spectacular June Gala Celebration with GRAMMY Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax on Saturday, June 12th at 5pm at The VETS.
Trinity Rep Restructures Leadership and Staffing Photo Trinity Rep Restructures Leadership and Staffing
by Chloe Rabinowitz on May 24, 2021 in Rhode Island

In preparation for the return to live, in-person productions, Trinity Rep has restructured and reorganized its staffing, including making three new hires to its senior management team. The organization will also be hiring dozens of new employees for all departments in the coming months.