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Theatre By The Sea Announces Box Office Opening For 2018 Summer Season Theatre By The Sea Announces Box Office Opening For 2018 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2018 in Rhode Island

Theatre By The Sea owner and producer Bill Hanney is proud to announce the opening of the box office for single ticket sales to the four shows scheduled for the 2018 Summer Season, celebrating 85 Years of Theatre By The Sea*. Beginning on Saturday, May 5 patrons may purchase tickets (online) to Theatre By The Sea's new Monday Night Concerts and Events, the 2018 Children's Festival and any or all of the following spectacular Broadway musicals: (more...)
Festival Ballet Providence Announces Final Performance For Alan Alberto, Company Member Since 2012 Festival Ballet Providence Announces Final Performance For Alan Alberto, Company Member Since 2012
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in Rhode Island

Alan Alberto, Company dancer with Festival Ballet Providence (FBP) since 2012, will perform with the Company for the last time later this month, dancing in Little Mermaid, April 27-29 at The Vets, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI. Alberto plans to stay in the area and focus on a new career. (more...)
Trinity Rep Announces Sensory-Friendly Plus Performance of RAGTIME Trinity Rep Announces Sensory-Friendly Plus Performance of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in Rhode Island

In support of its commitment to theater for all, Trinity Repertory Company announces its May 26, 2:00 pm Sensory-Friendly PLUS performance of Ragtime. Designed to meet the needs of children and adults on the autism spectrum, and/or individuals with sensory processing disorders or other cognitive disabilities, this sensory-friendly performance features modified sound, lighting and other adjustments. Patrons are invited to make sounds, enter and exit as needed during the performance and enjoy the show with their families. (more...)
Harry Connick Jr. Brings A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration to PPAC Harry Connick Jr. Brings A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration to PPAC
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in Rhode Island

Multiple Grammy and Emmy Award-winning musician, actor and Broadway star Harry Connick Jr. brings "A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration" live to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Thursday, June 21 at 7:30P.  Connick will usher in the start of summer with a concert celebrating the music of his hometown, New Orleans.  (more...)
Festival Ballet Providence Announces Final Performance For Alan Alberto, Company Member Since 2012 Festival Ballet Providence Announces Final Performance For Alan Alberto, Company Member Since 2012
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in Rhode Island

Alan Alberto, Company dancer with Festival Ballet Providence (FBP) since 2012, will perform with the Company for the last time later this month, dancing in Little Mermaid, April 27-29 at The Vets, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI. Alberto plans to stay in the area and focus on a new career. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 22 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 22
by Audition Roundup on April 22, 2018 in Rhode Island

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 22, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 22 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 22
by Audition Roundup on April 22, 2018 in Rhode Island

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 22, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 4/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW on April 20, 2018 in Rhode Island

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Rhode Island (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More!
by BWW Special on April 20, 2018 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 BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! (more...)
Photo Flash: Granite Theatre Presents David Auburn's PROOF Photo Flash: Granite Theatre Presents David Auburn's PROOF
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Rhode Island

"Proof" by David Auburn is opening April 27 at the Granite Theatre.  "Proof" is an intriguing play that asks the question - can madness be inherited?  Can genius? Producer/ Artistic Director for the theatre is David Jepson. The show runs April - May 12, 2018 (more...)
Next Stop Broadway Returns To PPAC August 6 - 10 Next Stop Broadway Returns To PPAC August 6 - 10
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Rhode Island

The NEXT STOP BROADWAY program, presented by the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) Monday through Friday, August 6 - 10, 2018, will consist 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," and will also create their own presentations based on shows from PPAC's 2018/2019 Broadway Season. (more...)
Trinity Rep Announces 2018 WRITE HERE! WRITE NOW! Winners Trinity Rep Announces 2018 WRITE HERE! WRITE NOW! Winners
by BWW News Desk on April 16, 2018 in Rhode Island

Trinity Rep's seventh annual playwriting competition for New England High School students, WRITE HERE! WRITE NOW! announces this year's winning playwrights: Kate Fitzgerald (Lincoln School, Providence), Jonathan Baron (La Salle Academy, Providence), James Roberts (Putney School, Putney, VT and Emma Paulhus (Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School, MA) Each award-winning student will have their ten-minute play presented by professional actors as a staged reading at Trinity Rep on May 7, 2018 at 7 pm, a free event open to the public. (more...)
Head Trick Announces 2018-19 Season 'Making A World' Head Trick Announces 2018-19 Season 'Making A World'
by BWW News Desk on April 16, 2018 in Rhode Island

???????Head Trick Theatre announces a season of wit, magic, and danger, following its recently acclaimed productions of Gabriel and God of Vengeance. Titled "Making a World," the 2018-19 season asks audiences to join Head Trick's performers in creating new worlds through innovative approaches to three classics. (more...)
Lewis Black Returns To PPAC This November Lewis Black Returns To PPAC This November
by BWW News Desk on April 16, 2018 in Rhode Island

Following the highly successful Spring 2018 leg of his THE JOKE'S ON US TOUR, LEWIS BLACK has added Fall 2018 dates to his THE JOKE'S ON US TOUR, including an engagement at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, RI on Thursday, November 8 at 7:30P.  (more...)
Daydream Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere of THE INSIDE OF HIS SEVERED HEAD Daydream Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere of THE INSIDE OF HIS SEVERED HEAD
by BWW News Desk on April 16, 2018 in Rhode Island

Daydream Theatre Company is proud to announce the world premiere of the new musical 'The Inside Of His Severed Head, Book by Lenny Schwartz and Music and Lyrics by Duncan Pflaster. The play will be directed by Lenny Schwartz with Musical Direction by Zachary Smallwood with choreography by Chelsea Cook. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 15 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 15
by Audition Roundup on April 15, 2018 in Rhode Island

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 15, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 15 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 15
by Audition Roundup on April 15, 2018 in Rhode Island

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 15, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Wilbury Group Closes 2017/18 Season With THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Wilbury Group Closes 2017/18 Season With THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk on April 13, 2018 in Rhode Island

The Wilbury Theatre Group closes it's 2017/18 season with a wicked and rambunctious new adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic masterpiece, The Pirates of Penzance (Or, The Slave of Duty) May 17-June 3, 2018. (more...)
BWW Review: The Best is Yet to Come -- PPAC Welcomes TONY BENNETT for a Memorable Evening of Song BWW Review: The Best is Yet to Come -- PPAC Welcomes TONY BENNETT for a Memorable Evening of Song
by Veronica Bruscini on April 12, 2018 in Rhode Island

The phrase 'living legend' gets bandied about all too freely nowadays, but the superlative never was so fittingly employed than when describing Tony Bennett. Mr. Bennett's impeccable musicality made him the voice of his generation - and all generations to follow. Today, nearly seven decades into his storied career, he still sets the standard for vocal talent, consummate professionalism, and world-class live performance. (more...)
ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD Comes to The Contemporary Theater Company ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD Comes to The Contemporary Theater Company
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2018 in Rhode Island

A coin flip turns up heads 90 times in a row. This probability-defying act joyously starts off Tom Stoppard's modern classic Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, playing at The Contemporary Theater Company April 27 - May 19. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW Special on April 13, 2018 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 LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! (more...)
Kathy Griffin Returns to Providence in June Kathy Griffin Returns to Providence in June
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2018 in Rhode Island

She speaks! After a year of national scandal and following a sold-out run of stand-up shows and rave reviews around the globe, Kathy Griffin is returning with the much-anticipated North American continuation of her  "Laugh Your Head Off" World Tour to the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Armed with the story of the now infamous and controversial photo (yes…THAT photo), the fiery redheaded, award-winning, American comedian is bringing the story of the photo heard 'round the world and the fallout that followed, along with breaking down everything in the pop-culture landscape from Trump to the Kardashians. (more...)
Brown/Trinity Rep Announces Spring Rep Plays EURYDICE And PROWESS Brown/Trinity Rep Announces Spring Rep Plays EURYDICE And PROWESS
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2018 in Rhode Island

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs end their 2017-18 season with two plays in rep, Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, and Prowess by Ike Holter. Eurydice, directed by Addie Gorlin ('19), tackles grief and growing up through the lens of the reimagined Greek myth, and will be performed May 4-19, 2018. Prowess, directed by Ken-Matt Martin ('19) explores accountability in a world of vigilante justice, and can be seen May 5-20, 2018. All performances take place on the same set at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Providence. Tickets are on sale now at Trinity Rep's box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, or online at www.TrinityRep.com. (more...)
Portsmouth Community Theater Presents LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE Portsmouth Community Theater Presents LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE
by BWW News Desk on April 10, 2018 in Rhode Island

??????? Portsmouth Community Theater is pleased to present their next production, Love, Loss and What I Wore onstage from April 13-22, 2018 at Aquidneck Island Christian Academy, 321 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI. Written by Nora Ephron and based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, Love, Loss and What I Wore is an acclaimed collection of monologues and ensemble pieces. Admission is $10 at the door. (more...)
BWW Review: Trinity Rep's NATIVE GARDENS Unpacks the Complicated World of Neighbors and Fences BWW Review: Trinity Rep's NATIVE GARDENS Unpacks the Complicated World of Neighbors and Fences
by Andria Tieman on April 10, 2018 in Rhode Island

What do you do when you finally buy your dream house and then immediately run into issues with the next-door neighbors? On the surface, that's essentially what Native Gardens is about, but as the plot starts to develop, issues of age, race, gender, immigration, privilege, environmentalism, class, heritage and more start to percolate to the surface in what began as a feud about a fence. Despite all those heavy topics, it's a comedy, and a genuinely hilarious one at that. Smart comedies like this serve to shine a light on genuine issues without becoming didactic and preachy, and all the characters get a chance to have their say, while also getting contradicted by someone else. (more...)