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Sebastian Maniscalco Adds Late Show at PPAC for 'Stay Hungry' Tour Sebastian Maniscalco Adds Late Show at PPAC for 'Stay Hungry' Tour
by BWW News Desk on October 20, 2017 in Rhode Island

Due to popular demand, a late show for Sebastian Maniscalco's Stay Hungry Tour at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) has been added. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 10/20/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW on October 20, 2017 in Rhode Island

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Rhode Island (more...)
Mixed Magic Theatre Produces Controversial Award-Winning Masterpieces In Repertory Mixed Magic Theatre Produces Controversial Award-Winning Masterpieces In Repertory
by BWW News Desk on October 20, 2017 in Rhode Island

Mixed Magic Theatre (MMT) is thrilled to open its season with Amiri Baraka's Dutchman and The Slave, two searing, timeless and timely dramas that will be performed in repertory in the company's two renovated performance spaces Nov 10 -26. (more...)
Counter-Productions Theatre Company presents WAITING FOR GODOT Counter-Productions Theatre Company presents WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk on October 20, 2017 in Rhode Island

Counter-Productions Theatre Company begins its 2017/2018 season with Samuel Beckett's absurdist comedic masterpiece, Waiting for Godot. The play tells the story of two world-weary men, Vladimir and Estragon, as they linger on a barren roadside, awaiting the arrival of the mysterious Godot. It's not clear why they wait for him, although they seek an answer to an unspoken question. They'd rather not be there. They want to move on. Still they wait. And wait. And wait. (more...)
WAITING FOR GODOT to Kick Off Counter-Productions Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season WAITING FOR GODOT to Kick Off Counter-Productions Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on October 20, 2017 in Rhode Island

Counter-Productions Theatre Company begins its 2017/2018 season with Samuel Beckett's absurdist comedic masterpiece, Waiting for Godot. (more...)
Epic Theatre to Present RED SPEEDO at Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket Pool Epic Theatre to Present RED SPEEDO at Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket Pool
by BWW News Desk on October 19, 2017 in Rhode Island

Epic Theatre Company will present the theatrical event of the year. Lucas Hnath's brilliant look at masculinity and athleticism arrives in New England in a visceral site-specific production that cannot be missed. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/20 - THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, KINKY BOOTS, THE LITTLE MERMAID, and more! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/20 - THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, KINKY BOOTS, THE LITTLE MERMAID, and more!
by BWW Special on October 20, 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 THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, KINKT BOOTS, THE LITTLE MERMAID, and more! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's Powerful Play SKELETON CREW Photo Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's Powerful Play SKELETON CREW
by BWW News Desk on October 19, 2017 in Rhode Island

Trinity Repertory Company presents Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene. Performances run through November 22, in repertory with Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)
Trinity Rep to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Trinity Rep to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk on October 17, 2017 in Rhode Island

Trinity Repertory Company is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its holiday production, A Christmas Carol, this year. (more...)
DUTCHMAN & THE SLAVE Set to Run in Repertory at Mixed Magic Theatre DUTCHMAN & THE SLAVE Set to Run in Repertory at Mixed Magic Theatre
by BWW News Desk on October 17, 2017 in Rhode Island

Mixed Magic Theatre (MMT) is thrilled to open its season with Amiri Baraka's Dutchman and The Slave, two searing, timeless and timely dramas that will be performed in repertory in the company's two renovated performance spaces Nov 10 -26. (more...)
Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco Stops at PPAC as Part of His STAY HUNGRY Tour next February Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco Stops at PPAC as Part of His STAY HUNGRY Tour next February
by BWW News Desk on October 17, 2017 in Rhode Island

A string of record-breaking sold out comedy appearances, a new top-ranked show on SiriusXM, The Pete & Sebastian Show, and inclusion on Forbes' 2017's The World's Highest Paid Comedians who praised, thanks to his enthusiasm and willingness to work, Maniscalco will likely continue to be on Forbes' list for years to come, comedian Sebastian Maniscalco is having an incredible year. People Magazine's The people's comedian is hitting the road for 15 cities in 2018 beginning with a January 5 opening in Montreal, Canada, where he was dubbed 'Stand Up Comedian of the Year' at Just For Laughs Festival. (more...)
Photo Flash: Each Performance is One of a Kind with BRAVO! AN IMPROVISED MUSICAL Photo Flash: Each Performance is One of a Kind with BRAVO! AN IMPROVISED MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on October 14, 2017 in Rhode Island

The music soars and the actors all come together for the triumphant finale, which none of them have ever sung before! Everything is created onstage in the moment in the Contemporary Theater Company's fall production, Bravo! An Improvised Musical, playing October 21 November 18. (more...)
Photo Flash: THE CRAZY TIME Opens Tonight at Newport Playhouse Photo Flash: THE CRAZY TIME Opens Tonight at Newport Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on October 13, 2017 in Rhode Island

Next up at the Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant is Sam Bobrick's comedic romp The Crazy Time, directed by Playhouse favorite Rick Bagley of Middletown. Written by TV scribe andSaved by the Bell creator Sam Bobrick, The Crazy Time is a laugh-filled look at the joys and perils of May/December romances. (more...)
Contemporary Theater Company to Host 8th Annual Masquerade Gala Contemporary Theater Company to Host 8th Annual Masquerade Gala
by BWW News Desk on October 12, 2017 in Rhode Island

The Contemporary Theater Company hosts its 8th Annual Masquerade Gala on November 3 at 7 pm at the beautiful Towers in Narragansett. The event features music, dancing, food from local restaurants, a cash bar, raffle prizes, and poker and blackjack games. The gala is an elegant evening of fun and entertainment to benefit the Contemporary Theater Company, a 501(c)3 non-profit. Festive attire and costumes are encouraged. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/13 - ONCE, FUN HOME, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/13 - ONCE, FUN HOME, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and More!
by BWW Special on October 13, 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 ONCE, FUN HOME, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and More! (more...)
Creative Time Raises Artist Jayson Musson's Pledges of Allegiance Flag Creative Time Raises Artist Jayson Musson's Pledges of Allegiance Flag
by BWW News Desk on October 12, 2017 in Rhode Island

Creative Time has just announced the hoisting of the fifth public artwork in the Pledges of Allegiance series, A Horror by artist Jayson Musson, which will be raised today, October 11. (more...)
BWW Review: Trinity Rep's DEATH OF A SALESMAN is Theatre At Its Best BWW Review: Trinity Rep's DEATH OF A SALESMAN is Theatre At Its Best
by Andria Tieman on October 11, 2017 in Rhode Island

DEATH OF A SALESMAN is a story so human and massive that it's almost impossible to summarize. Like all great drama, every word feels perfectly selected to heighten tension, despair and frustration, but it doesn't leave the audience demoralized or depressed, but rather full of questions and theories and appreciation for the fine craft of storytelling. Trinity Rep does a fantastic job with the source material, and somehow manages to make it seem current, even though it's clearly set in the 1940s. It's startling to be confronted with the fact that the problems of the 40s are still things we are grappling with today, even as we seem to be yearning for those simpler times. This is obviously something director Brian McEleney had in mind, as did Artistic Director Curt Columbus when he titled the fall season The American Dream, Then and Now , and paired DEATH OF A SALESMAN with Skeleton Crew, a current story of another type of displaced worker. This play is a masterpiece for a reason, and seeing a masterpiece performed in the intimate Dowling Theatre is a pure pleasure. (more...)
Epic Theatre Invites Audience to Choose Next Season Epic Theatre Invites Audience to Choose Next Season
by BWW News Desk on October 10, 2017 in Rhode Island

Epic Theatre Company continues to use the wildly popular website Patreon to connect to their audiences in a new and fresh way-bypassing the traditional subscription model to allow their supporters an all-access pass to all things Epic. This month, we're expanding that access with the biggest perk yet. In the coming months, Epic supporters on Patreon will be allowed to vote which shows make it into the 2018 - 2019 Season. (more...)
Postmodern Jukebox Returns to Providence Postmodern Jukebox Returns to Providence
by BWW News Desk on October 10, 2017 in Rhode Island

The only drawback to a Postmodern Jukebox concert is that, like all good things, it must come to an end. Not to worry, though - PMJ has become a traveling band of throwback minstrels, so by the time your high has worn off from one show it'll be time to start getting excited for our next visit! (more...)
Festival Ballet Providence to Fly Spooky Tale THE WIDOW'S BROOM to The VETS Festival Ballet Providence to Fly Spooky Tale THE WIDOW'S BROOM to The VETS
by BWW News Desk on October 10, 2017 in Rhode Island

Just in time for Halloween, Festival Ballet Providence (FBP) presents The Widow s Broom, the first main stage performance of its 40th Anniversary Season, October 27-29, 2017 at The Vets. (more...)
The Gamm to Stage the New England Premiere of INCOGNITO The Gamm to Stage the New England Premiere of INCOGNITO
by BWW News Desk on October 10, 2017 in Rhode Island

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) announces the New England premiere of Incognito by celebrated British playwright Nick Payne. (more...)
Counter-Productions Theatre Company presents WAITING FOR GODOT Counter-Productions Theatre Company presents WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk on October 09, 2017 in Rhode Island

Counter-Productions Theatre Company begins its 2017/2018 season with Samuel Beckett's absurdist comedic masterpiece, Waiting for Godot. The play tells the story of two world-weary men, Vladimir and Estragon, as they linger on a barren roadside, awaiting the arrival of the mysterious Godot. It's not clear why they wait for him, although they seek an answer to an unspoken question. They'd rather not be there. They want to move on. Still they wait. And wait. And wait. (more...)
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit to Play Providence in February Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit to Play Providence in February
by BWW News Desk on October 09, 2017 in Rhode Island

Two-time Grammy Award winner Jason Isbell and his mighty band The 400 Unit have announced 2018 tour dates bringing them through the Midwest and Eastern U.S. in January and February with a tour stop at The VETS in Providence on February 2, 2018. (more...)
BWW Review: ON GOLDEN POND at The Arctic Playhouse BWW Review: ON GOLDEN POND at The Arctic Playhouse
by Barb Burke on October 09, 2017 in Rhode Island

Be sure to share this moment with friends soon as the Arctic Playhouse's production of On Golden Pond ends October 14. (more...)
Contemporary Theater Co Makes it Up on the Spot in BRAVO! AN IMPROVISED MUSICAL Contemporary Theater Co Makes it Up on the Spot in BRAVO! AN IMPROVISED MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on October 08, 2017 in Rhode Island

The music soars and the actors all come together for the triumphant finale, which none of them have ever sung before! Everything is created onstage in the moment in the Contemporary Theater Company's fall production, Bravo! An Improvised Musical, playing October 21 November 18. (more...)