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The Cast of Fiddler on the Roof. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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PPAC Wishes You a Happy New Year! Resolve to Experience More Theatre in 2020!

A publication of the Providence Performing Arts Center // January 2020

SHOWTIMES

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020 AT 8P

FEBRUARY 11 – 16, 2020 PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

JANUARY SHOWTIMES 2020

2020/2021 TACO/THE WHITE FAMILY FOUNDATION BROADWAY SERIES PPAC HAS ANNOUNCED ITS

See details inside!


FEBRUARY 2020

JANUARY 2020

CALENDAR 1

New Year’s Day – Box Office and Administrative Office are closed.

18 – 19

19 At The VETS: The Simon & Garfunkel Story at 7P 25 Chris Tucker: Live in Concert at 8P

8

At the VETS: Nick Jr. Live! Move to the Music

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert at 2P & 8P With the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra

7–9

At The VETS: Festival Ballet Providence Presents “Game Changers”

11 – 16

Fiddler on the Roof BROADWAY SERIES

PART OF THE

16 At The VETS: John Cleese Live on Stage at 3P 21 – 23

A Bronx Tale

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

SPONSOR:

22 At The VETS: FirstWorks Presents Angélique Kidjo at 8P 23 At The VETS: Squeeze at 7:30P 29 – March 1

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

Online: ppacri.org • Tickets are available anytime online. By Phone: (401) 421-ARTS (2787) At the Box Office: 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903

Shen Yun

18 At The VETS: Paula Poundstone at 8P

1–2

THEATRE INFORMATION

At The VETS: Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

Sign up for our email list at ppacri.org/email to receive the news on added shows, pre-sale offers, and more!

Regular Box Office Hours are: Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and two hours prior to all curtain time(s) on performance days. Please call to check on-site hours for The VETS Box Office. Visit ppacri.org or thevetsri.com for additional information and to order tickets. PPAC is your only OFFICIAL ticketing source for tickets to a PPAC show. The only secure way to buy tickets to a PPAC production is via the Box Office window, online, and by phone. Purchasing from unauthorized sources may put you at risk for receiving counterfeit tickets.

GIFT CARDS: Gift cards are available in any denomination when purchasing by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or at the Box Office window. Only specific denominations are offered online at ppacri.org (i.e. $25, $50, $75, etc.).

FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:

Administration (401) 421-2997 • Regular Hours: M - F, 9A - 6P • info@ppacri.org Sharon Corcoran, Direct Response • For subscription and advertising sales (401) 574-3136 • Direct Response Hours: M - F, 9A - 5P • scorcoran@ppacri.org Paul Hiatt, Group Sales • Available for groups of 10+ (401) 574-3162 • Group Sales Hours: M - F, 9A - 5P • phiatt@ppacri.org

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC:

PPAC SECURITY POLICY:

From points north: take 95S to the Atwells Ave exit 21. Go straight through 4 traffic lights and turn left at the 5th traffic light onto Broad St, which becomes Weybosset St. From points south (take 95N to Point St exit 20) and from points east (take 195W to Point St exit 1A): proceed straight at the traffic light at end of exit onto E Franklin St. At Broad St, turn right at the light (Broad St becomes Weybosset St). PPAC will be on the right side of Weybosset. From Worcester/Western Massachusetts: Take 90E to exit 10A (Worcester/Providence, Route 146/20), which will lead to Route 146S (Providence). Take Route 146S and merge onto 95S in Providence. Then, follow directions for “from points north.”

• Walk-through metal detectors are now used at all performances. Please plan to arrive 30 to 45 minutes prior to curtain time.

• Firearms, weapons, laptops, briefcases, and suitcases are not allowed in the Theatre. • All bags are subject to search; bags that pass inspection must fit under a theatre seat.

• Outside food and beverages are not permitted. • There is no secure storage area and confiscated items cannot be returned. • Providence Police details are on site at all PPAC events. • PPAC Management reserves the right to change the security policy or implement any security measures required for any performance without prior notice.

Accessibility Services are available through the House Manager’s desk in the Grand Lobby and through the Box Office. Services include assistive listening devices and wheelchair accessible seating. We are pleased to offer ASL Interpretation, Open Caption and Visual Description at our performances. PPAC enables access for Gala Pro Service when it is offered by touring shows. Please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) for more information.

SHOWTIMES IS A PUBLICATION OF THE PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER // Editor: P.J. Prokop Content Manager: Caitlyn DiPompo // Design: Lindsay Letourneau, Tandem Designworks // Printer: The Allied Group

ppacri.org

(401) 421-ARTS (2787)

220 Weybosset Street, Providence

/ProvPacRI

@provpacri

@provpacri

/ppacri


FEBRUARY 2020

JANUARY 2020

CALENDAR 1

New Year’s Day – Box Office and Administrative Office are closed.

18 – 19

19 At The VETS: The Simon & Garfunkel Story at 7P 25 Chris Tucker: Live in Concert at 8P

8

At the VETS: Nick Jr. Live! Move to the Music

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert at 2P & 8P With the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra

7–9

At The VETS: Festival Ballet Providence Presents “Game Changers”

11 – 16

Fiddler on the Roof BROADWAY SERIES

PART OF THE

16 At The VETS: John Cleese Live on Stage at 3P 21 – 23

A Bronx Tale

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

SPONSOR:

22 At The VETS: FirstWorks Presents Angélique Kidjo at 8P 23 At The VETS: Squeeze at 7:30P 29 – March 1

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

Online: ppacri.org • Tickets are available anytime online. By Phone: (401) 421-ARTS (2787) At the Box Office: 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903

Shen Yun

18 At The VETS: Paula Poundstone at 8P

1–2

THEATRE INFORMATION

At The VETS: Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

Sign up for our email list at ppacri.org/email to receive the news on added shows, pre-sale offers, and more!

Regular Box Office Hours are: Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and two hours prior to all curtain time(s) on performance days. Please call to check on-site hours for The VETS Box Office. Visit ppacri.org or thevetsri.com for additional information and to order tickets. PPAC is your only OFFICIAL ticketing source for tickets to a PPAC show. The only secure way to buy tickets to a PPAC production is via the Box Office window, online, and by phone. Purchasing from unauthorized sources may put you at risk for receiving counterfeit tickets.

GIFT CARDS: Gift cards are available in any denomination when purchasing by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or at the Box Office window. Only specific denominations are offered online at ppacri.org (i.e. $25, $50, $75, etc.).

FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:

Administration (401) 421-2997 • Regular Hours: M - F, 9A - 6P • info@ppacri.org Sharon Corcoran, Direct Response • For subscription and advertising sales (401) 574-3136 • Direct Response Hours: M - F, 9A - 5P • scorcoran@ppacri.org Paul Hiatt, Group Sales • Available for groups of 10+ (401) 574-3162 • Group Sales Hours: M - F, 9A - 5P • phiatt@ppacri.org

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC:

PPAC SECURITY POLICY:

From points north: take 95S to the Atwells Ave exit 21. Go straight through 4 traffic lights and turn left at the 5th traffic light onto Broad St, which becomes Weybosset St. From points south (take 95N to Point St exit 20) and from points east (take 195W to Point St exit 1A): proceed straight at the traffic light at end of exit onto E Franklin St. At Broad St, turn right at the light (Broad St becomes Weybosset St). PPAC will be on the right side of Weybosset. From Worcester/Western Massachusetts: Take 90E to exit 10A (Worcester/Providence, Route 146/20), which will lead to Route 146S (Providence). Take Route 146S and merge onto 95S in Providence. Then, follow directions for “from points north.”

• Walk-through metal detectors are now used at all performances. Please plan to arrive 30 to 45 minutes prior to curtain time.

• Firearms, weapons, laptops, briefcases, and suitcases are not allowed in the Theatre. • All bags are subject to search; bags that pass inspection must fit under a theatre seat.

• Outside food and beverages are not permitted. • There is no secure storage area and confiscated items cannot be returned. • Providence Police details are on site at all PPAC events. • PPAC Management reserves the right to change the security policy or implement any security measures required for any performance without prior notice.

Accessibility Services are available through the House Manager’s desk in the Grand Lobby and through the Box Office. Services include assistive listening devices and wheelchair accessible seating. We are pleased to offer ASL Interpretation, Open Caption and Visual Description at our performances. PPAC enables access for Gala Pro Service when it is offered by touring shows. Please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) for more information.

SHOWTIMES IS A PUBLICATION OF THE PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER // Editor: P.J. Prokop Content Manager: Caitlyn DiPompo // Design: Lindsay Letourneau, Tandem Designworks // Printer: The Allied Group

ppacri.org

(401) 421-ARTS (2787)

220 Weybosset Street, Providence

/ProvPacRI

@provpacri

@provpacri

/ppacri


ANNOUNCING THE 2020/2021

TACO/THE WHITE FAMILY FOUNDATION BROADWAY SERIES!

meet our Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations July 18 – 25, 2020 National Tour Launches at PPAC Pretty Woman: The Musical October 20 – 25, 2020 National Tour Launches at PPAC The Cher Show December 29, 2020 – January 3, 2021 The Prom January 23 - 29, 2021 National Tour Launches at PPAC

Reserve a new eight-show subscription package with just a $99 initial payment (per subscription); balance may be paid in up to ten monthly installments. PPAC subscribers for the 2020/2021 Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series will have first opportunity to renew for the 2021/2022 Series, which will feature a return engagement of HAMILTON. Please note that current Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series subscribers’ seats will be retained until the end of the renewal period. For complete details on subscription pricing and to reserve, please contact a Box Office representative at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or Sharon Corcoran in Direct Response at (401) 574-3136 for complete information.

Oklahoma! March 2 – 7, 2021 Summer: The Donna Summer Musical March 16 – 21, 2021 My Fair Lady April 20 – 25, 2021 Mean Girls June 15 – 20, 2021

PHOTO CREDITS: Christopher Sieber, Angie Schworer, Beth Leavel, Brooks Ashmanskas, Josh Lamon in The Prom, Photo by Deen van Meer, 2018; Jarrod Spector as Sonny Bono and Teal Wicks as Lady in THE CHER SHOW Original Broadway Company - photo by Joan Marcus; ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST Lauren Ambrose, credit to Joan Marcus; Pictured (L-R): Danielle Wade (Cady Heron), Megan Masako Haley (Gretchen Wieners), Mariah Rose Faith (Regina George), and Jonalyn Saxer (Karen Smith) in the National Touring Company of Mean Girls, Credit: © 2019 Joan Marcus; Teal Wicks as Lady, Stephanie J. Block as Lady, Micaela Diamond as Babe and the cast of THE CHER SHOW Original Broadway Company - photo by Joan Marcus; (L-R) Derrick Baskin, Jawan M Jackson, Jeremy Pope, James Harkness, and Ephraim Sykes (front) in AIN’T TOO PROUD. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

Joseph W. Walsh, Esq. – Chairman; Mark T. Ryan, Esq. – First Vice Chairman; Thomas A. Tanury – Second Vice Chairman; Ellen Barnes – Secretary; Lowell W. Kinch – Treasurer Richard L. Bready, Gabriella DiGiacinto Caprio, Darren Corrente, Esq., Jason M. DaPonte, Richard E. DiChiaro, Alison Eichler, The Honorable Jorge O. Elorza (Ex-Officio)*, Thomas P. Fay, David Fontaine, David L. Fried, MD, Gary E. Furtado, Ari Gabinet, The Honorable James R. Langevin (Ex-Officio)*, Cynthia Laughlin, Barbara S. Lavine, E. Robert Lupone, Paul A. MacDonald, Robin L. Main, Esq., Donna S. Mesolella, Rick Metters, Terrence P. Moran, George H. Nee, Gary M. Penfield, Lawrence E. Purtill, Jo-Ann Ragosta, The Honorable Gina M. Raimondo (Ex-Officio), The Honorable Jack Reed (Ex-Officio)*, David Salit, Stephen Shechtman, Esq., Robert Stoico, Peter J. Troy, Robert Vincent, Susan Weiner, John Hazen White, Jr., William A. White, Patrick Wholey, William K. Wray *Director Representatives: Theresa M. Agonia (The Honorable Jorge O. Elorza), Seth Klaiman (The Honorable James R. Langevin), Raymond Simone (The Honorable Jack Reed), Benjamin White (John Hazen White, Jr.)


ANNOUNCING THE 2020/2021

TACO/THE WHITE FAMILY FOUNDATION BROADWAY SERIES!

meet our Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations July 18 – 25, 2020 National Tour Launches at PPAC Pretty Woman: The Musical October 20 – 25, 2020 National Tour Launches at PPAC The Cher Show December 29, 2020 – January 3, 2021 The Prom January 23 - 29, 2021 National Tour Launches at PPAC

Reserve a new eight-show subscription package with just a $99 initial payment (per subscription); balance may be paid in up to ten monthly installments. PPAC subscribers for the 2020/2021 Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series will have first opportunity to renew for the 2021/2022 Series, which will feature a return engagement of HAMILTON. Please note that current Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series subscribers’ seats will be retained until the end of the renewal period. For complete details on subscription pricing and to reserve, please contact a Box Office representative at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or Sharon Corcoran in Direct Response at (401) 574-3136 for complete information.

Oklahoma! March 2 – 7, 2021 Summer: The Donna Summer Musical March 16 – 21, 2021 My Fair Lady April 20 – 25, 2021 Mean Girls June 15 – 20, 2021

PHOTO CREDITS: Christopher Sieber, Angie Schworer, Beth Leavel, Brooks Ashmanskas, Josh Lamon in The Prom, Photo by Deen van Meer, 2018; Jarrod Spector as Sonny Bono and Teal Wicks as Lady in THE CHER SHOW Original Broadway Company - photo by Joan Marcus; ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST Lauren Ambrose, credit to Joan Marcus; Pictured (L-R): Danielle Wade (Cady Heron), Megan Masako Haley (Gretchen Wieners), Mariah Rose Faith (Regina George), and Jonalyn Saxer (Karen Smith) in the National Touring Company of Mean Girls, Credit: © 2019 Joan Marcus; Teal Wicks as Lady, Stephanie J. Block as Lady, Micaela Diamond as Babe and the cast of THE CHER SHOW Original Broadway Company - photo by Joan Marcus; (L-R) Derrick Baskin, Jawan M Jackson, Jeremy Pope, James Harkness, and Ephraim Sykes (front) in AIN’T TOO PROUD. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

Joseph W. Walsh, Esq. – Chairman; Mark T. Ryan, Esq. – First Vice Chairman; Thomas A. Tanury – Second Vice Chairman; Ellen Barnes – Secretary; Lowell W. Kinch – Treasurer Richard L. Bready, Gabriella DiGiacinto Caprio, Darren Corrente, Esq., Jason M. DaPonte, Richard E. DiChiaro, Alison Eichler, The Honorable Jorge O. Elorza (Ex-Officio)*, Thomas P. Fay, David Fontaine, David L. Fried, MD, Gary E. Furtado, Ari Gabinet, The Honorable James R. Langevin (Ex-Officio)*, Cynthia Laughlin, Barbara S. Lavine, E. Robert Lupone, Paul A. MacDonald, Robin L. Main, Esq., Donna S. Mesolella, Rick Metters, Terrence P. Moran, George H. Nee, Gary M. Penfield, Lawrence E. Purtill, Jo-Ann Ragosta, The Honorable Gina M. Raimondo (Ex-Officio), The Honorable Jack Reed (Ex-Officio)*, David Salit, Stephen Shechtman, Esq., Robert Stoico, Peter J. Troy, Robert Vincent, Susan Weiner, John Hazen White, Jr., William A. White, Patrick Wholey, William K. Wray *Director Representatives: Theresa M. Agonia (The Honorable Jorge O. Elorza), Seth Klaiman (The Honorable James R. Langevin), Raymond Simone (The Honorable Jack Reed), Benjamin White (John Hazen White, Jr.)


CHRIS TUCKER: LIVE IN CONCERT Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 8P Tickets: $69.50 - $35

January 18 – 19, 2020

// Tickets: $200 - $85

After sold-out shows last season, SHEN YUN is back with a brand-new production. Watch ancient legends, heavenly realms, and modern tales of courage spring to life through classical Chinese dance. See ethnic dances, dazzling costumes, and powerful flips fill the stage with color and energy. And let the orchestra’s exquisite melodies, the singers’ soaring voices, and the dynamic animated backdrops uplift your spirit and transport you to another world. It’s five thousand years of civilization—reborn. Experience SHEN YUN.

Award-winning actor and comedian CHRIS TUCKER is best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series with Jackie Chan. Tucker became a favorite on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s and came to prominence in his first lead role, the 1995 film cult classic Friday. Tucker’s other films include Money Talks, The Fifth Element, Silver Linings Playbook, Chris Tucker Live, and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Outside of acting and comedy, Tucker is a dedicated humanitarian, spending much of his spare time traveling around the world, doing philanthropic work through his Chris Tucker Foundation.

All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit ppacri.org for current prices.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT

PAULA POUNDSTONE

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8P Tickets: $45

PAULA POUNDSTONE is an author and comedian known for her clever observational humor and spontaneous wit. Poundstone is a frequent panelist on NPR’s #1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz show, “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” and hosts a weekly podcast on Maximum Fun called “Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone.” Poundstone is the winner of the American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic and is recognized as one of the most influential stand-up comedians of our time.

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY

Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 7P Tickets: $62 - $42

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY is an immersive concertstyle theatre show chronicling the journey of the iconic folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Using large projections and original film footage, the show features a full live band performing their hits, like “Mrs. Robinson,” “The Sound of Silence,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and more.

All ticket prices include a $4 per ticket facility fee and are subject to change without notice. Please visit thevetsri.com for current prices. Enhance your experience at The VETS with VIP Encore Lounge access – call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or purchase online.


CHRIS TUCKER: LIVE IN CONCERT Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 8P Tickets: $69.50 - $35

January 18 – 19, 2020

// Tickets: $200 - $85

After sold-out shows last season, SHEN YUN is back with a brand-new production. Watch ancient legends, heavenly realms, and modern tales of courage spring to life through classical Chinese dance. See ethnic dances, dazzling costumes, and powerful flips fill the stage with color and energy. And let the orchestra’s exquisite melodies, the singers’ soaring voices, and the dynamic animated backdrops uplift your spirit and transport you to another world. It’s five thousand years of civilization—reborn. Experience SHEN YUN.

Award-winning actor and comedian CHRIS TUCKER is best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series with Jackie Chan. Tucker became a favorite on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s and came to prominence in his first lead role, the 1995 film cult classic Friday. Tucker’s other films include Money Talks, The Fifth Element, Silver Linings Playbook, Chris Tucker Live, and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Outside of acting and comedy, Tucker is a dedicated humanitarian, spending much of his spare time traveling around the world, doing philanthropic work through his Chris Tucker Foundation.

All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit ppacri.org for current prices.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT

PAULA POUNDSTONE

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8P Tickets: $45

PAULA POUNDSTONE is an author and comedian known for her clever observational humor and spontaneous wit. Poundstone is a frequent panelist on NPR’s #1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz show, “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” and hosts a weekly podcast on Maximum Fun called “Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone.” Poundstone is the winner of the American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic and is recognized as one of the most influential stand-up comedians of our time.

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY

Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 7P Tickets: $62 - $42

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY is an immersive concertstyle theatre show chronicling the journey of the iconic folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Using large projections and original film footage, the show features a full live band performing their hits, like “Mrs. Robinson,” “The Sound of Silence,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and more.

All ticket prices include a $4 per ticket facility fee and are subject to change without notice. Please visit thevetsri.com for current prices. Enhance your experience at The VETS with VIP Encore Lounge access – call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or purchase online.


Jeff Brooks as Sonny and Alec Nevin as Calogero in A BRONX TALE. Photo by Joan Marcus Yehezkel Lazarov. Photo by Joan Marcus.

February 11 – 16, 2020

// Tickets: $93 - $38

Rich with musical hits you know and love, including "Tradition;" "Sunrise, Sunset;" "If I Were A Rich Man;" "Matchmaker, Matchmaker;" and "To Life (L'Chaim!);" FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter.

February 21 – 23, 2020

Three years ago, Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri teamed up with Academy Award® winner Robert DeNiro, Tony® winner Jerry Zaks, and Tony® winner Sergio Trujilo to create this streetwise musical based on Palminteri’s true life story.

Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony® winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Featuring a talented cast, lavish orchestra, and stunning movement and dance from Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to the uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

A BRONX TALE takes you the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with highenergy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Academy Award® and Tony® Award winner Alan Menken and Tony® Award nominee Glenn Slater, A BRONX TALE is “an entertaining, heartwarming, high-powered” story about honor, loyalty, good times, and above all, family (amNewYork).

BROADWAY SERIES

PART OF THE

MEDIA SPONSOR:

SPONSOR:

ENCORE SERIES Jeff Brooks as Sonny, Trey Murphy as Young C and the Cast of A BRONX TALE. Photo by Joan Marcus

Yehezkel Lazarov, Jonathan Von Mering & the Cast of Fiddler on the Roof. Photo by Joan Marcus.

PART OF THE

// Tickets: $83 - $38

All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit ppacri.org for current prices.


Jeff Brooks as Sonny and Alec Nevin as Calogero in A BRONX TALE. Photo by Joan Marcus Yehezkel Lazarov. Photo by Joan Marcus.

February 11 – 16, 2020

// Tickets: $93 - $38

Rich with musical hits you know and love, including "Tradition;" "Sunrise, Sunset;" "If I Were A Rich Man;" "Matchmaker, Matchmaker;" and "To Life (L'Chaim!);" FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter.

February 21 – 23, 2020

Three years ago, Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri teamed up with Academy Award® winner Robert DeNiro, Tony® winner Jerry Zaks, and Tony® winner Sergio Trujilo to create this streetwise musical based on Palminteri’s true life story.

Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony® winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Featuring a talented cast, lavish orchestra, and stunning movement and dance from Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to the uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

A BRONX TALE takes you the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with highenergy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Academy Award® and Tony® Award winner Alan Menken and Tony® Award nominee Glenn Slater, A BRONX TALE is “an entertaining, heartwarming, high-powered” story about honor, loyalty, good times, and above all, family (amNewYork).

BROADWAY SERIES

PART OF THE

MEDIA SPONSOR:

SPONSOR:

ENCORE SERIES Jeff Brooks as Sonny, Trey Murphy as Young C and the Cast of A BRONX TALE. Photo by Joan Marcus

Yehezkel Lazarov, Jonathan Von Mering & the Cast of Fiddler on the Roof. Photo by Joan Marcus.

PART OF THE

// Tickets: $83 - $38

All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit ppacri.org for current prices.


PPAC thanks EVERYONE who donated during our drive for Toys for Tots. You helped make the holidays much brighter for many children in Rhode Island! Toys for Tots, PPAC, WPRI 12, and Cardi’s Furniture are touched by your generosity and kindness.

THEATRE NEWS COME FROM AWAY BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF RI CLOTHING AND BLANKET DRIVE PPAC thanks everyone who donated during our Come from Away Big Brothers Big Sisters of RI Clothing and Blanket Drive. In just four hours, we collected almost 700 pounds of clothing and blankets to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of RI’s local mentoring programs! Photo: Richie DeFilippo PPAC Marketing and Big Brothers Big Sisters of RI (BBBSRI) were thrilled with all of the donations we received during the drive! L to R: BBBSRI Business Development Specialist Taylor Millspaugh, PPAC Marketing Projects Specialist Caitlyn DiPompo, BBBSRI Driver Youjay Wheayou, PPAC Marketing Director P.J. Prokop, PPAC Group Sales Paul Hiatt, PPAC Digital Media Specialist Nick McNeish, PPAC Senior Marketing Assistant Betty Benedetti, and PPAC Direct Response Representative Sharon Corcoran.

“MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT” AT THE 2019 HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT!

EXPERIENCE PPAC AT COME FROM AWAY Rhode Island high school sophomores attended a special matinee performance of COME FROM AWAY as part of our Experience PPAC program. Tickets and busing was paid for by PPAC; the students and their schools were not charged for theatre tickets or for bus transportation. Students also listened to a post-show conversation with COME FROM AWAY cast members and producer Sue Frost. Ms. Frost is from Wakefield, RI. Experience PPAC is an education initiative made possible by PPAC’s Board of Directors and staff who strongly believe in the value of arts education. Photos: Michelle Carpenter Photography

L to R: James Earl Jones II (Bob and Others), Julie Johnson (Beulah and Others), Nick Duckart (Kevin J./Ali and Others), Aaron Michael Ray (Standby), Harter Clingman (Oz and Others), Sharone Sayegh (Bonnie and Others), and COME FROM AWAY producer Sue Frost.

The music performed by the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart at their annual concert helped everyone get into the holiday spirit! Patrick Little, co-anchor of WPRI 12’s Eyewitness News This Morning, made his PPAC stage debut as the guest narrator of “A Visit from St. Nicholas (‘Twas The Night Before Christmas)”. Little (at left) met with Keith Lockhart (at right) during a pre-show sound check. Lockhart’s advice to him: “have fun!” PPAC thanks The Providence Journal and WPRI 12 for their sponsorship of the 2019 Holiday Pops concert. Photo: P.J. Prokop

Producer Sue Frost (third from left) shared her experiences of being introduced to the world of theatre as a student growing up in Rhode Island, and how it inspired her to pursue a career in theatre. Clingman, Sayegh, and PPAC Director of Engagement and Outreach Dana Brazil are pictured left to right.


PPAC thanks EVERYONE who donated during our drive for Toys for Tots. You helped make the holidays much brighter for many children in Rhode Island! Toys for Tots, PPAC, WPRI 12, and Cardi’s Furniture are touched by your generosity and kindness.

THEATRE NEWS COME FROM AWAY BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF RI CLOTHING AND BLANKET DRIVE PPAC thanks everyone who donated during our Come from Away Big Brothers Big Sisters of RI Clothing and Blanket Drive. In just four hours, we collected almost 700 pounds of clothing and blankets to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of RI’s local mentoring programs! Photo: Richie DeFilippo PPAC Marketing and Big Brothers Big Sisters of RI (BBBSRI) were thrilled with all of the donations we received during the drive! L to R: BBBSRI Business Development Specialist Taylor Millspaugh, PPAC Marketing Projects Specialist Caitlyn DiPompo, BBBSRI Driver Youjay Wheayou, PPAC Marketing Director P.J. Prokop, PPAC Group Sales Paul Hiatt, PPAC Digital Media Specialist Nick McNeish, PPAC Senior Marketing Assistant Betty Benedetti, and PPAC Direct Response Representative Sharon Corcoran.

“MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT” AT THE 2019 HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT!

EXPERIENCE PPAC AT COME FROM AWAY Rhode Island high school sophomores attended a special matinee performance of COME FROM AWAY as part of our Experience PPAC program. Tickets and busing was paid for by PPAC; the students and their schools were not charged for theatre tickets or for bus transportation. Students also listened to a post-show conversation with COME FROM AWAY cast members and producer Sue Frost. Ms. Frost is from Wakefield, RI. Experience PPAC is an education initiative made possible by PPAC’s Board of Directors and staff who strongly believe in the value of arts education. Photos: Michelle Carpenter Photography

L to R: James Earl Jones II (Bob and Others), Julie Johnson (Beulah and Others), Nick Duckart (Kevin J./Ali and Others), Aaron Michael Ray (Standby), Harter Clingman (Oz and Others), Sharone Sayegh (Bonnie and Others), and COME FROM AWAY producer Sue Frost.

The music performed by the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart at their annual concert helped everyone get into the holiday spirit! Patrick Little, co-anchor of WPRI 12’s Eyewitness News This Morning, made his PPAC stage debut as the guest narrator of “A Visit from St. Nicholas (‘Twas The Night Before Christmas)”. Little (at left) met with Keith Lockhart (at right) during a pre-show sound check. Lockhart’s advice to him: “have fun!” PPAC thanks The Providence Journal and WPRI 12 for their sponsorship of the 2019 Holiday Pops concert. Photo: P.J. Prokop

Producer Sue Frost (third from left) shared her experiences of being introduced to the world of theatre as a student growing up in Rhode Island, and how it inspired her to pursue a career in theatre. Clingman, Sayegh, and PPAC Director of Engagement and Outreach Dana Brazil are pictured left to right.


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