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The Providence Performing Arts Center Announces HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE IN CONCERT The Providence Performing Arts Center Announces HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk on December 13, 2017 in Rhode Island

The Providence Performing Arts Center announced today that the Rhode Island Philharmonic will perform Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert on Saturday, April 28, 2018 as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The concert will feature the Rhode Island Philharmonic performing live, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the Rhode Island Philharmonic perform John Williams' unforgettable score live. Tickets go on sale December 15, 2017 at 10:00AM via PPACRI.org, (401)421-ARTS (2787) or at the Providence Performing Arts Center Box Office. (more...)
BWW Review: The Wilbury Theatre Group Takes Us To CHURCH BWW Review: The Wilbury Theatre Group Takes Us To CHURCH
by Andria Tieman on December 12, 2017 in Rhode Island

There is nothing quite like a powerfully delivered sermon. Even non-believers may find themselves getting chills in the presence of impassioned oratory, regardless of the subject matter. That seems to be a central point of young Jean Lee's CHURCH, currently playing at The Wilbury Theatre Group. Similar to last year's production of Lee's Straight White Men, she again toys with typical expectations, this time of religious services, and manages to be somewhat heartwarming while also being confounding. But lack of solid direction and movement leaves the production feeling much longer than it is, despite an exceptionally talented cast. (more...)
U.C.P presents FUNNY4FUNDS Comedy Fundraiser at West Warwick Elks Lodge U.C.P presents FUNNY4FUNDS Comedy Fundraiser at West Warwick Elks Lodge
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in Rhode Island

Under Construction Productions is proud to present the BIGGEST comedy event of the year! Stand-Up Comedy is one of the original forms of entertainment, and this is a comedy show that cannot be missed. (more...)
Yanni To Celebrate The 25th Anniversary of LIVE AT THE ACROPOLIS Concert with Expansive Tour Yanni To Celebrate The 25th Anniversary of LIVE AT THE ACROPOLIS Concert with Expansive Tour
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in Rhode Island

Legendary performer and composer Yanni has announced that he will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Live At The Acropolis with a world tour that will launch this spring in the United States. The maestro will bring the Yanni 25 Live At The Acropolis Anniversary Concert Tour to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, RI on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 8P. (more...)
Photo Flash: Young Jean Lee's CHURCH At The Wilbury Group Photo Flash: Young Jean Lee's CHURCH At The Wilbury Group
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in Rhode Island

In CHURCH, 'the best playwright of her generation' (The New York Times) Young Jean Lee transforms her life-long struggle with Christianity into an exuberant church service. This church of celebration is designed to test the expectations of religious and non-religious alike. Never content with simple parody, Lee aims to give herself and her audiences a true religious experience. (more...)
Gamm Opens 2018 With Columbus' Translation Of UNCLE VANYA Gamm Opens 2018 With Columbus' Translation Of UNCLE VANYA
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in Rhode Island

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) starts the new year with Curt Columbus' critically acclaimed translation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Columbus, artistic director for Providence's Trinity Repertory Company, also directs this classic world drama. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10
by Audition Roundup on December 10, 2017 in Rhode Island

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 10, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10
by BWW News Desk on December 10, 2017 in Rhode Island

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 10, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Kicks Butt at Providence Performing Arts Center BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Kicks Butt at Providence Performing Arts Center
by Larry O'Brien on December 11, 2017 in Rhode Island

KINKY BOOTS, book by Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles and Torch Song Trilogy) and songs by Cindy Lauper and inspired by true events, is in Providence at the Performing Arts Center for a very short run. Blink and you'll miss it. The musical tells the story of Charlie Price (Lance Bordelon), who inherits a shoe factory from his father and forms an unlikely partnership with cabaret performer and /drag queen Lola (Jos N. Banks) to produce a line of high-heeled boots designed to withstand a man's heft and save the business. In the process, Charlie and Lola discover that they are not so different after all. . When was the last time you saw a Broadway show about sensitive, heroic businessmen? I have to admit that KINKY BOOTS had escaped my notice until the other night and that the audience and I had a really good time Friday night! (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads Best Musical! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Rhode Island

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
Head Trick Theatre presents GABRIEL, 12/8–17 Head Trick Theatre presents GABRIEL, 12/8–17
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Rhode Island

The title character of George Sand's Gabriel is passionate, athletic, nobly-minded, and the heir to both a principality and a secret: Gabriel is female, raised as a boy since birth. The young prince's discovery of this secret plot to defraud the family's lawful heir forces a choice that strikes at the heart of Gabriel's sense of self: to ignore the voice of conscience and hold on to the rights and privileges of a man, or to live as a woman and sacrifice everything. (more...)
North Shore Music Theatre presents 27th Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL North Shore Music Theatre presents 27th Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Rhode Island

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Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/8 - Les Mis, Newsies, School of Rock, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/8 - Les Mis, Newsies, School of Rock, and More!
by BWW Special on December 08, 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 ... (more...)
Jackson Browne Announces Spring 2018 Tour; Stops At PPAC 5/9 with His Band Jackson Browne Announces Spring 2018 Tour; Stops At PPAC 5/9 with His Band
by BWW News Desk on December 06, 2017 in Rhode Island

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne has announced Spring 2018 tour dates in Hawaii and on the East Coast with his full band. Jackson will perform with his band at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 7:30P. (more...)
Submissions Now Being Accepted For Tony Awards 2018 Theatre Education Award Submissions Now Being Accepted For Tony Awards 2018 Theatre Education Award
by BWW News Desk on December 06, 2017 in Rhode Island

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will once again recognize an exemplary teacher with the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, to be presented at the 2018 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, 2018. CMU alumnus, actor and producer, Zachary Quinto, will serve as the award's official ambassador and will take part in the selection committee. (more...)
BWW Review: THE BOYS OF ST. MATTHEW'S PRESENT JESUS CHRIST! AND OTHER CHRISTMAS TALES is The Raunchy Reason For The Season BWW Review: THE BOYS OF ST. MATTHEW'S PRESENT JESUS CHRIST! AND OTHER CHRISTMAS TALES is The Raunchy Reason For The Season
by Andria Tieman on December 04, 2017 in Rhode Island

Since The Boys of St. Matthews burst onto the theatre scene with their 2015 production of Tartuffe, they have been a reliable source of hilarity and dick jokes. Thankfully, the Christmas stories in JESUS CHRIST! let these young men do what they do best--kidnap teachers and put on the most offensive versions of classic plays they can. This time around, we get a mashup of Christmas Carol and the story of Jesus' birth with some exceptionally intense Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman thrown in. Also, there's a turkey. This is not a story for the prudish, as evidenced by the four people who walked out on opening night, but for those who want an excellent night out at a show that is so jam-packed with jokes you can barely catch your breath, get your tickets immediately. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 3 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 3
by Audition Roundup on December 03, 2017 in Rhode Island

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 3, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; BORN YESTERDAY Leads Best Play! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; BORN YESTERDAY Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk on December 01, 2017 in Rhode Island

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Epic Theatre Company's JESUS CHRIST! AND OTHER CHRISTMAS TALES Photo Flash: First Look at Epic Theatre Company's JESUS CHRIST! AND OTHER CHRISTMAS TALES
by BWW News Desk on December 01, 2017 in Rhode Island

Epic Theatre Company is celebrating the holidays with the rowdiest bunch of Catholic school boys ever to grace the stage. The Boys of St. Matthew's are back-and this year, they're ready to turn Christmas upside down in one of the craziest Carols you'll ever see. BroadwayWorld has a first look at 'Jesus Christ! And Other Christmas Tales' below! (more...)
A CHRISTMAS CARMELLA Returns To Woonsocket A CHRISTMAS CARMELLA Returns To Woonsocket
by BWW News Desk on December 01, 2017 in Rhode Island

Seven years ago, the ANT'NY CLAUS series debuted at Theatre Works in Woonsocket. Now, they're back, with the third show in the series - A CHRISTMAS CARMELLA. And it's being presented at the RISE Playhouse, the former home of Theatre Works. (more...)
MRS. BOB CRACHIT'S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE Comes to The Contemporary Theater Company MRS. BOB CRACHIT'S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE Comes to The Contemporary Theater Company
by BWW News Desk on December 01, 2017 in Rhode Island

Starting to feel that holiday stress? You're not alone. Even Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cratchit are feeling it in Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge! The Contemporary Theater Company in Wakefield is bringing back this audience favorite by Christopher Durang, running December 1 - 23. (more...)
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of A CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE at Granite Theatre Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of A CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE at Granite Theatre
by BWW News Desk on December 01, 2017 in Rhode Island

'A Christmas Survival Guide,' conceived and written by James Hindman and Ray Roderick with musical arrangements by John Glaudin, is opening December 1 at the Granite Theatre. The show is chock-full of songs, vignettes, advice and enough messages about the 'true meaning of Christmas' to get one through the holidays without therapy sessions. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in character! (more...)
Epic's Wild Holiday Show Arrives This December Epic's Wild Holiday Show Arrives This December
by BWW News Desk on December 01, 2017 in Rhode Island

Epic Theatre Company is celebrating the holidays with the rowdiest bunch of Catholic school boys ever to grace the stage. The Boys of St. Matthew's are back and this year, they're ready to turn Christmas upside down in one of the craziest Carols you'll ever see. (more...)
MRS. BOB CRATCHIT'S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE Comes to The Contemporary Theater Company MRS. BOB CRATCHIT'S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE Comes to The Contemporary Theater Company
by BWW News Desk on December 01, 2017 in Rhode Island

Starting to feel that holiday stress? You're not alone. Even Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cratchit are feeling it in Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge! The Contemporary Theater Company in Wakefield is bringing back this audience favorite by Christopher Durang, running December 1 - 23. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/1 - A Christmas Carol, Fiddler, School of Rock, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/1 - A Christmas Carol, Fiddler, School of Rock, and More!
by BWW Special on December 01, 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 ... (more...)