(WPRI) — Broadway is back at the Providence Performing Arts Center. The iconic theater is welcoming back live shows for the first time since spring 2020 due to the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first show to kick off the 2021-22 season is “Pretty Woman: The Musical,” which debuts on Oct. 9 and runs through Oct. 16.
The highly anticipated return of “Hamilton” will take the stage at PPC Nov. 30 through Dec. 22.
Other performances for the season include “Rent” and “Jesus Christ Superstar” in January, “An Officer and a Gentleman” in February, “The Prom” and “Oklahoma” in March, “Ain’t Too Proud” and “Dear Evan Hansen” in April, and “My Fair Lady” and “Blue Man Group” in May.
The Rhode Show’s Will Gilbert, Brendan Kirby and Ashley Erling were lucky enough to chat with some of the stars behind these incredible shows.
“We’re beyond thrilled,” PPAC President and CEO J.L. “Lynn” Singleton said. “As everybody knows, the past year, the goal post kept moving. And finally, they’re in a stationary place, and we’re going to kick the ball through the goal post.”
When it comes to subscribers, Singleton says PPAC is already having a successful season.
“Not only did our subscribers renew at a healthy rate, all the people who renewed stayed with us for the entire year,” he said. “Then, this fall, we did a very aggressive renewal campaign and actually we have the second largest renewal base in the Broadway series in the history of the building.”
The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) presents a full roster of touring Broadway productions and contemporary engagements; Broadway will be back for the 2021/2022 Season in October 2021 with this national tour launch of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL. For PPAC’s complete season roster, visit https://www.ppacri.org/events-tickets/2021-2022-season/
Located in the heart of Providence’s arts and entertainment district, PPAC is the second largest theatre of its kind in the country. The Loew’s Theatre Building, which is the historic home of PPAC, opened in October 1928 and has been applauded for its beauty and grandeur. PPAC is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been ranked by Pollstar as one of the Top Venues in the world. PPAC is managed by Professional Facilities Management and is the home of their corporate office.
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