PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Tuesday was a big day for theatre lovers in Rhode Island. The Providence Performing Arts Center announced some exciting news about the upcoming 2015/2016 season.
- WATCH: PPAC Special Announcement
“For our 38th Season, we hope that you will “surround yourself with Broadway sounds,” and experience all of the beautiful music that will fill our theatre, starting in the fall,” said PPAC President J.L. “Lynn” Singleton.
The Broadway Series will open in October 2015 with Disney’s Newsies, followed by the national tour opening for Cabaret. The series also includes a revival of Pippin, an all new production of The Sound of Music, Motown The Musical, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and If/Then.
PPAC also announced its Encore Series, which includes Annie, Ragtime, The Musical, and the Providence premiere of Bullets Over Broadway.
The Book of Mormon and Jersey Boys will also return to Rhode Island as Broadway Specials.
“Each season, PPAC strives to bring the Best of Broadway to the Theatre so Rhode Islanders can experience the wonder of Broadway, right here at home!” said PPAC Director Cindy Laughlin
For ticket and show information patrons can go online to www.ppacri.org or call (401) 421-ARTS (2787).
Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series
NEWSIES: October 20 – 25, 2015
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL: November 3 – 8, 2015
IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS: December 8 – 13, 2015
CABARET: January 26 – 31, 2016
PIPPIN: February 16 – 21, 2016
THE SOUND OF MUSIC: March 9 – 13, 2016
IF/THEN: June 14 – 19, 2016
ANNIE: December 29, 2015 – January 3, 2016
RAGTIME: April 8 – 10, 2016
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY: May 31 – June 5, 2016
THE BOOK OF MORMON: November 17 – 22, 2015
JERSEY BOYS: April 26 – May 1, 2016
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