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2016/2017 Encore Series Media Sponsor

The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

2016/2017 and 2017/2018 Season Media Sponsor

2017/2018 Encore Series Media Sponsor

2016/2017 and 2017/2018 Broadway Series Sponsor

The Providence Performing Arts Center would like to thank the following sponsors:

Wheels of Soul 2017 Summer Tour - Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Wood Brothers & Hot Tuna, July 7 and Elvis Costello & The Imposters, July 25. Watch for on-sale information soon!

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SHOW TIMES

MARCH 2017

FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 19 PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

PPAC GALA: SPEND THE NIGHT WITH BILLY CRYSTAL SPECIAL GUEST BONNIE HUNT THURSDAY, MARCH 23 AT 7:30P

MARCH 24 – 26

SPONSORED BY


MARCH

CALENDAR Feb 28 – March 19 PART OF THE

23

Q-SHEET BOX OFFICE / ONLINE

Disney’s The Lion King BROADWAY SERIES

PPAC Gala: Spend the Night with Billy Crystal at 7:30P

24 – 26

42nd Street

SPONSORED BY

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR

phone (401) 421-ARTS (2787) email patron_feedback@ppacri.org fax (401) 351-7827 Regular Box Office Hours are M-F, 10A-5P; Sat., 10A-2P and two hours prior to all curtain times. 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.

APRIL

ADMINISTRATION

6

Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels at 7P

7–9 9

phone (401) 421-2997 email info@ppacri.org fax (401) 421-5767 hours M-F, 9A-6P

Rent – 20th Anniversary Tour

At The VETS: Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-In Tour at 7P

21 – 23 28

Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend”

29

MAY

AC2: An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen at 8P Chicago

PART OF THE

7

smart casual clothing

BE SAFE; BE SMART! PPAC is your only

At The VETS: Chris Botti - Live in Concert at 7P

official ticketing source for tickets to a PPAC/The VETS performance. For more information, please visit www.ppacri.org or www.thevetsri.com

12 – 14

At The VETS: Festival Ballet Providence Presents Cinderella

JUNE

BROADWAY SERIES

17

Family Night at Matilda the Musical at 7P

22

Subscription Renewal Deadline

2–4 18

PATRON SAFETY NOTICE: PPAC requests that all guests

Matilda the Musical

PART OF THE

Riverdance – the 20th Anniversary World Tour

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR

Diana Krall – Tickets On Sale Now at 7P

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DIRECTIONS TO PPAC

RECOMMENDED ATTIRE BROADWAY SERIES

17 – 21

phone (401) 574-3136 email direct@ppacri.org fax (401) 421-5767 hours M-F, 9A-5P

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.”

At The VETS: Wild Kratts Live! At 7P

2–7

DIRECT RESPONSE

TWITTER

INSTAGRAM

www.ppacri.org (401) 421-ARTS (2787) 220 Weybosset Street, Providence

arrive as early as possible and bring minimal personal belongings to the Theatre. Guests entering PPAC are subject to search at the discretion of management, which may include pat down or scan by metal detector wands. All bags are subject to search; bags that pass inspection must fit comfortably under a guest’s seat. Laptops, briefcases, or suitcases are NOT allowed in the venue. Outside food and beverage are also not permitted allowed in building. PPAC does not provide an area to check bags, coats, or any personal belongings. Please note that a Providence Police detail is on site at all PPAC events. PPAC management reserves the right to change their security policy or implement any security measures required for any performance without advance notice.

GROUP SALES

phone (401) 574-3162 email phiatt@ppacri.org fax (401) 421-5767 hours M-F, 9A-5P

LATE ARRIVALS POLICY

Please be sure to leave yourself adequate time for travel and parking so you may be in your seats before curtain time. Touring shows mandate that we hold latecomers in the lobby until an appropriate moment in the performance before seating them (sometimes as long as 20 minutes) in order to minimize disruption to other audience members.

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 www.ppacri.org (i.e. $25, $50, $75, etc.). Gift card sleeve includes special complimentary offerings from Gracie's Restaurant and Ellie's Bakery, both located in downtown Providence.

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. Sign Interpretation, open caption, and/or visual description services are available upon request for Saturday 2P performances of the Broadway and Encore Series as well as other presentations. For details, please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).

The Providence Performing Arts Center is a smoke-free facility. Patrons who wish to smoke may do so outside under the marquee at scheduled intermissions. The use of E-Cigarettes is also not permitted inside the theatre.

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

www.ppacri.org (401) 421-ARTS (2787) 220 Weybosset Street, Providence


MARCH

CALENDAR Feb 28 – March 19 PART OF THE

23

Q-SHEET BOX OFFICE / ONLINE

Disney’s The Lion King BROADWAY SERIES

PPAC Gala: Spend the Night with Billy Crystal at 7:30P

24 – 26

42nd Street

SPONSORED BY

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR

phone (401) 421-ARTS (2787) email patron_feedback@ppacri.org fax (401) 351-7827 Regular Box Office Hours are M-F, 10A-5P; Sat., 10A-2P and two hours prior to all curtain times. 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.

APRIL

ADMINISTRATION

6

Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels at 7P

7–9 9

phone (401) 421-2997 email info@ppacri.org fax (401) 421-5767 hours M-F, 9A-6P

Rent – 20th Anniversary Tour

At The VETS: Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-In Tour at 7P

21 – 23 28

Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend”

29

MAY

AC2: An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen at 8P Chicago

PART OF THE

7

smart casual clothing

BE SAFE; BE SMART! PPAC is your only

At The VETS: Chris Botti - Live in Concert at 7P

official ticketing source for tickets to a PPAC/The VETS performance. For more information, please visit www.ppacri.org or www.thevetsri.com

12 – 14

At The VETS: Festival Ballet Providence Presents Cinderella

JUNE

BROADWAY SERIES

17

Family Night at Matilda the Musical at 7P

22

Subscription Renewal Deadline

2–4 18

PATRON SAFETY NOTICE: PPAC requests that all guests

Matilda the Musical

PART OF THE

Riverdance – the 20th Anniversary World Tour

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR

Diana Krall – Tickets On Sale Now at 7P

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DIRECTIONS TO PPAC

RECOMMENDED ATTIRE BROADWAY SERIES

17 – 21

phone (401) 574-3136 email direct@ppacri.org fax (401) 421-5767 hours M-F, 9A-5P

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.”

At The VETS: Wild Kratts Live! At 7P

2–7

DIRECT RESPONSE

TWITTER

INSTAGRAM

www.ppacri.org (401) 421-ARTS (2787) 220 Weybosset Street, Providence

arrive as early as possible and bring minimal personal belongings to the Theatre. Guests entering PPAC are subject to search at the discretion of management, which may include pat down or scan by metal detector wands. All bags are subject to search; bags that pass inspection must fit comfortably under a guest’s seat. Laptops, briefcases, or suitcases are NOT allowed in the venue. Outside food and beverage are also not permitted allowed in building. PPAC does not provide an area to check bags, coats, or any personal belongings. Please note that a Providence Police detail is on site at all PPAC events. PPAC management reserves the right to change their security policy or implement any security measures required for any performance without advance notice.

GROUP SALES

phone (401) 574-3162 email phiatt@ppacri.org fax (401) 421-5767 hours M-F, 9A-5P

LATE ARRIVALS POLICY

Please be sure to leave yourself adequate time for travel and parking so you may be in your seats before curtain time. Touring shows mandate that we hold latecomers in the lobby until an appropriate moment in the performance before seating them (sometimes as long as 20 minutes) in order to minimize disruption to other audience members.

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 www.ppacri.org (i.e. $25, $50, $75, etc.). Gift card sleeve includes special complimentary offerings from Gracie's Restaurant and Ellie's Bakery, both located in downtown Providence.

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. Sign Interpretation, open caption, and/or visual description services are available upon request for Saturday 2P performances of the Broadway and Encore Series as well as other presentations. For details, please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).

The Providence Performing Arts Center is a smoke-free facility. Patrons who wish to smoke may do so outside under the marquee at scheduled intermissions. The use of E-Cigarettes is also not permitted inside the theatre.

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

www.ppacri.org (401) 421-ARTS (2787) 220 Weybosset Street, Providence


PPAC Celebrates 40 Years of Broadway’s Best with its 2017/2018 Season!

Subscribers receive a host of special benefits, including GUARANTEED SEATING and ADVANCE ORDERING OPTIONS. Renewing or new subscribers who purchase a subscription by Monday, May 22 may opt in to a ten payment plan, so ordering early has its benefits! SEASON ENCORE MEDIA SPONSOR:

SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

Coming in 2018/2019 Broadway Season

New or renewing subscribers for the full Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series from the 2017/2018 Season will have first access to HAMILTON tickets when renewing for the 2018/2019 Season!

LES MISÉRABLES

November 7 - 12, 2017

THE BODYGUARD

September 21 - 30, 2017

January 9 - 14, 2018

FINDING NEVERLAND

ON YOUR FEET! THE EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN MUSICAL

December 8 - 10, 2017

FUN HOME

November 28 December 3, 2017

There’s so much to love about Broadway! Treat yourself to an affordable luxury and subscribe today! A subscription to the full seven-show Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series starts as low as $91.

ENCORE SERIES

BROADWAY SERIES

Family Night at FINDING NEVERLAND is Wednesday, November 29 at 7P; an on sale date for Family Night will be announced at a later date.

LOVE NEVER DIES

December 26 - 31, 2017

January 30 February 4, 2018

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

National Tour Launches in Providence!

KINKY BOOTS

THE ILLUSIONISTS

January 19 - 21, 2018

March 13 - 18, 2018

BROADWAY SPECIAL

SOMETHING ROTTEN!

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

May 15 - 20, 2018

February 27 - March 4, 2018

Subscribe today! FOR SUBSCRIPTION RENEWALS, PLEASE CONTACT:

FOR NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE OR:

Box Office: (401) 421-ARTS (2787)

Sharon Corcoran: (401) 574-3136 or scorcoran@ppacri.org

Hours: M – F, 10A – 5P; Sat, 10A – 2P and two hours prior to curtain times.

Hours: M – F, 9A to 5P

PHOTO CREDITS, from top left to bottom right: Curt Bouril (“Don Kirshner”), Liam Tobin (“Gerry Goffin”), Julia Knitel (“Carole King”), Ben Fankhauser (“Barry Mann”) and Erika Olson (“Cynthia Weil”) in BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical. Photo by Joan Marcus; Kevin Kern as JM Barrie and Tom Hewitt as Captain Hook in the National Tour of FINDING NEVERLAND. Photo by Carol Rosegg; John Owen-Jones as Valjean in LES MISÉRABLES. Photo by Matthew Murphy; Scene from LOVE NEVER DIES; Ana Villafañe as Gloria Estefan, Original Broadway Cast of ON YOUR FEET! © Matthew Murphy; Cast of the SOMETHING ROTTEN! National Tour. © Jeremy Daniel; Kate Shindle as ‘Alison’ in FUN HOME. Photo by Joan Marcus; AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Touring Company. Photo by Matthew Murphy; Deborah Cox in THE BODYGUARD. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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 DiGiacino Caprio, Darren Corrente, Esq., Jason M. DaPonte, Guillaume de Ramel, Richard E. DiChiaro, The Honorable Jorge O. Elorza (Ex-Officio), Thomas P. Fay, Gary E. Furtado, Ari Gabinet, Janet Hasson, Jay Howell, The Honorable James R. Langevin (Ex-Officio), Cynthia Laughlin, Barbara S. Lavine, E. Robert Lupone, Paul A. MacDonald, Robin L. Main, Esq., Lori Merolla, Terrence P. Moran, George H. Nee, The Honorable Joseph R. Paolino, Jr., Marc Paulhus, Gary M. Penfield, Lawrence E. Purtill, Jo-Ann Ragosta, The Honorable Gina M. Raimondo (Ex-Officio), The Honorable Jack Reed (Ex-Officio), Thomas J. Rossi, David Salit, Stephen Shechtman, Esq., Robert Stoico, Donald R. Sweitzer, Susan Weiner, John Hazen White, Jr., William A. White, William K. Wray Director Representatives: Theresa M. Agonia, Seth Klaiman, Raymond D. Simone


PPAC Celebrates 40 Years of Broadway’s Best with its 2017/2018 Season!

Subscribers receive a host of special benefits, including GUARANTEED SEATING and ADVANCE ORDERING OPTIONS. Renewing or new subscribers who purchase a subscription by Monday, May 22 may opt in to a ten payment plan, so ordering early has its benefits! SEASON ENCORE MEDIA SPONSOR:

SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

Coming in 2018/2019 Broadway Season

New or renewing subscribers for the full Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series from the 2017/2018 Season will have first access to HAMILTON tickets when renewing for the 2018/2019 Season!

LES MISÉRABLES

November 7 - 12, 2017

THE BODYGUARD

September 21 - 30, 2017

January 9 - 14, 2018

FINDING NEVERLAND

ON YOUR FEET! THE EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN MUSICAL

December 8 - 10, 2017

FUN HOME

November 28 December 3, 2017

There’s so much to love about Broadway! Treat yourself to an affordable luxury and subscribe today! A subscription to the full seven-show Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series starts as low as $91.

ENCORE SERIES

BROADWAY SERIES

Family Night at FINDING NEVERLAND is Wednesday, November 29 at 7P; an on sale date for Family Night will be announced at a later date.

LOVE NEVER DIES

December 26 - 31, 2017

January 30 February 4, 2018

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

National Tour Launches in Providence!

KINKY BOOTS

THE ILLUSIONISTS

January 19 - 21, 2018

March 13 - 18, 2018

BROADWAY SPECIAL

SOMETHING ROTTEN!

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

May 15 - 20, 2018

February 27 - March 4, 2018

Subscribe today! FOR SUBSCRIPTION RENEWALS, PLEASE CONTACT:

FOR NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE OR:

Box Office: (401) 421-ARTS (2787)

Sharon Corcoran: (401) 574-3136 or scorcoran@ppacri.org

Hours: M – F, 10A – 5P; Sat, 10A – 2P and two hours prior to curtain times.

Hours: M – F, 9A to 5P

PHOTO CREDITS, from top left to bottom right: Curt Bouril (“Don Kirshner”), Liam Tobin (“Gerry Goffin”), Julia Knitel (“Carole King”), Ben Fankhauser (“Barry Mann”) and Erika Olson (“Cynthia Weil”) in BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical. Photo by Joan Marcus; Kevin Kern as JM Barrie and Tom Hewitt as Captain Hook in the National Tour of FINDING NEVERLAND. Photo by Carol Rosegg; John Owen-Jones as Valjean in LES MISÉRABLES. Photo by Matthew Murphy; Scene from LOVE NEVER DIES; Ana Villafañe as Gloria Estefan, Original Broadway Cast of ON YOUR FEET! © Matthew Murphy; Cast of the SOMETHING ROTTEN! National Tour. © Jeremy Daniel; Kate Shindle as ‘Alison’ in FUN HOME. Photo by Joan Marcus; AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Touring Company. Photo by Matthew Murphy; Deborah Cox in THE BODYGUARD. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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 DiGiacino Caprio, Darren Corrente, Esq., Jason M. DaPonte, Guillaume de Ramel, Richard E. DiChiaro, The Honorable Jorge O. Elorza (Ex-Officio), Thomas P. Fay, Gary E. Furtado, Ari Gabinet, Janet Hasson, Jay Howell, The Honorable James R. Langevin (Ex-Officio), Cynthia Laughlin, Barbara S. Lavine, E. Robert Lupone, Paul A. MacDonald, Robin L. Main, Esq., Lori Merolla, Terrence P. Moran, George H. Nee, The Honorable Joseph R. Paolino, Jr., Marc Paulhus, Gary M. Penfield, Lawrence E. Purtill, Jo-Ann Ragosta, The Honorable Gina M. Raimondo (Ex-Officio), The Honorable Jack Reed (Ex-Officio), Thomas J. Rossi, David Salit, Stephen Shechtman, Esq., Robert Stoico, Donald R. Sweitzer, Susan Weiner, John Hazen White, Jr., William A. White, William K. Wray Director Representatives: Theresa M. Agonia, Seth Klaiman, Raymond D. Simone


March 24 – 26 Tickets: $76 - $34; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice.

February 28 – March 19 Tickets are extremely limited for Disney’s THE LION KING. Be sure to get your tickets before it leaps away! Please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787), or visit www.ppacri.org for current prices. Renew Your Subscription at Disney's THE LION KING: The Box Office will be open through intermission during Disney's THE LION KING's Tuesday, February 28 through Sunday, March 5 performances.

/TheLionKingUSA @thelionking @thelionking #TheLionKing

PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

Top photo: Dashaun Young as “Simba” in THE LION KING North American Tour. ©Disney. Photo by Joan Marcus. Bottom photo: Gerald Ramsey as “Mufasa” in THE LION KING North American Tour. ©Disney. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

The quintessential tap dance extravaganza, 42nd STREET, is essentially Broadway’s 'reality show' filled with backstage drama centered around the American dream of becoming a star. Musically, it includes some of the most notable standards ever written such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “I 42nd Street is Only Have Eyes For You,” and of course one of the great “42nd Street,” all played by a topand timeless notch Big Band Orchestra.

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42nd STREET tells the story of Peggy indispensable Sawyer, a starry-eyed young dancer art form known who leaves her quiet Allentown as American home for New York City to audition musical theater. for the new Broadway musical, Pretty Lady. When the legendary leading An emotional, lady breaks her ankle, underdog romantic show. Peggy takes over and, against all - Chicago Tribune odds, becomes a star. With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, this sparkling new production utilizes direction by Mark Bramble and choreography by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the Tony Award®-winning Best Musical Revival of 42nd STREET in 2001. SPONSORED BY

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR

Caitlin Ehlinger as Peggy Sawyer & Company in “With Plenty of Money and You.” Photo by Joan Marcus.

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


March 24 – 26 Tickets: $76 - $34; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice.

February 28 – March 19 Tickets are extremely limited for Disney’s THE LION KING. Be sure to get your tickets before it leaps away! Please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787), or visit www.ppacri.org for current prices. Renew Your Subscription at Disney's THE LION KING: The Box Office will be open through intermission during Disney's THE LION KING's Tuesday, February 28 through Sunday, March 5 performances.

/TheLionKingUSA @thelionking @thelionking #TheLionKing

PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

Top photo: Dashaun Young as “Simba” in THE LION KING North American Tour. ©Disney. Photo by Joan Marcus. Bottom photo: Gerald Ramsey as “Mufasa” in THE LION KING North American Tour. ©Disney. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

The quintessential tap dance extravaganza, 42nd STREET, is essentially Broadway’s 'reality show' filled with backstage drama centered around the American dream of becoming a star. Musically, it includes some of the most notable standards ever written such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “I 42nd Street is Only Have Eyes For You,” and of course one of the great “42nd Street,” all played by a topand timeless notch Big Band Orchestra.

anthems of the

42nd STREET tells the story of Peggy indispensable Sawyer, a starry-eyed young dancer art form known who leaves her quiet Allentown as American home for New York City to audition musical theater. for the new Broadway musical, Pretty Lady. When the legendary leading An emotional, lady breaks her ankle, underdog romantic show. Peggy takes over and, against all - Chicago Tribune odds, becomes a star. With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, this sparkling new production utilizes direction by Mark Bramble and choreography by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the Tony Award®-winning Best Musical Revival of 42nd STREET in 2001. SPONSORED BY

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR

Caitlin Ehlinger as Peggy Sawyer & Company in “With Plenty of Money and You.” Photo by Joan Marcus.

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


PPAC GALA: SPEND THE NIGHT WITH BILLY CRYSTAL SPECIAL GUEST BONNIE HUNT Thursday, March 23 at 7:30P Tickets to the PPAC Gala are $300; they include prime seating to Mr. Crystal’s show, parking, and post-show access to the Gala Party. Please email Donna Santos at dsantos@ppacri.org to order tickets. Non-Gala Tickets are $200 - $45; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. BILLY CRYSTAL will be making his first PPAC appearance this month with his show SPEND THE NIGHT WITH BILLY CRYSTAL. “This show is unique. There’s stand up, and ‘sit down’ which gives me great freedom to tell stories, show film clips, and talk about my life and career and the world as I see it,” Crystal said. “It’s loose, unpredictable, and intimate. The most fun I’ve had on stage in a long time.” A stand-up comic turned television star, Crystal came to prominence as a movie funnyman with starring roles in blockbusters such as When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers, and Analyze This. Crystal hosted the Academy Awards nine times, an achievement only topped by Bob Hope’s 19, with performances that earned Crystal two Emmy Awards.

Billy Crystal is seen here being interviewed during the "sit down" portion of the show by Bonnie Hunt.

Don’t miss this rare treat to see “all the Crystal wit, charm, and brilliant comedic chops that have made him one of the most beloved entertainers of his generation!”1 1

Herald-Tribune, Wade Tatangelo.

PPAC ANNOUNCES FAMILY NIGHT AT MATILDA THE MUSICAL TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year at PPAC May 17 - 21

Family Night at MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Wednesday, May 17 at 7P. With the purchase of a regularly-priced ticket, guests will receive a complimentary ticket of equal value for a child aged 18 or younger. Please call (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or visit the Box Office at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence for more information and to order; Family Night tickets are not available online. Family Night tickets for MATILDA THE MUSICAL are available in select locations; Golden Circle seating is excluded. Tickets for Family Night are limited and are available on a first-come; first-served basis. The Family Night offer is NOT available for previous ticket purchases. Standard service fees apply. Winner of over 70 international awards including 4 Tony Awards® and a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards® including Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is based on the beloved novel by bestselling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES


PPAC GALA: SPEND THE NIGHT WITH BILLY CRYSTAL SPECIAL GUEST BONNIE HUNT Thursday, March 23 at 7:30P Tickets to the PPAC Gala are $300; they include prime seating to Mr. Crystal’s show, parking, and post-show access to the Gala Party. Please email Donna Santos at dsantos@ppacri.org to order tickets. Non-Gala Tickets are $200 - $45; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. BILLY CRYSTAL will be making his first PPAC appearance this month with his show SPEND THE NIGHT WITH BILLY CRYSTAL. “This show is unique. There’s stand up, and ‘sit down’ which gives me great freedom to tell stories, show film clips, and talk about my life and career and the world as I see it,” Crystal said. “It’s loose, unpredictable, and intimate. The most fun I’ve had on stage in a long time.” A stand-up comic turned television star, Crystal came to prominence as a movie funnyman with starring roles in blockbusters such as When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers, and Analyze This. Crystal hosted the Academy Awards nine times, an achievement only topped by Bob Hope’s 19, with performances that earned Crystal two Emmy Awards.

Billy Crystal is seen here being interviewed during the "sit down" portion of the show by Bonnie Hunt.

Don’t miss this rare treat to see “all the Crystal wit, charm, and brilliant comedic chops that have made him one of the most beloved entertainers of his generation!”1 1

Herald-Tribune, Wade Tatangelo.

PPAC ANNOUNCES FAMILY NIGHT AT MATILDA THE MUSICAL TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year at PPAC May 17 - 21

Family Night at MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Wednesday, May 17 at 7P. With the purchase of a regularly-priced ticket, guests will receive a complimentary ticket of equal value for a child aged 18 or younger. Please call (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or visit the Box Office at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence for more information and to order; Family Night tickets are not available online. Family Night tickets for MATILDA THE MUSICAL are available in select locations; Golden Circle seating is excluded. Tickets for Family Night are limited and are available on a first-come; first-served basis. The Family Night offer is NOT available for previous ticket purchases. Standard service fees apply. Winner of over 70 international awards including 4 Tony Awards® and a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards® including Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is based on the beloved novel by bestselling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. PART OF THE

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PPAC NEWS

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR 2017/2018 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT PRESS CONFERENCE It was a Valentine’s Day treat on February 14 at the Theatre as we announced our 2017/2018 Broadway Season. Joseph W. Walsh, Esq., Chairman of PPAC’s Board of Directors, hosted the press conference and J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, PPAC President, announced the line-up. We were pleased to have representatives from our three Season sponsors speak at the conference as well: Marjorie Houston, President of The White Family Foundation (Broadway Series Title Sponsor); Patrick Wholey, President & General Manager of WPRI 12/Fox Providence (Broadway Season Media Sponsor); and Kim Webber, Senior Marketing Communications Specialist at Cox Media (Encore Series Media Sponsor).

Marjorie Houston, President of The White Family Foundation, represented our Broadway Series title sponsor, Taco/The White Family Foundation. Ms. Houston said, "Taco and The White Family Foundation are pleased to be able to continue our sponsorship of PPAC's wonderful Broadway Series. As the arts are one of our three focus areas for support, we recognize the vibrant role that PPAC plays in our community and especially how live performance theatre enriches our lives."

L to R: Joseph W. Walsh, Esq., Chairman of PPAC’s Board of Directors; P.J. Prokop, Marketing Director; and J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, President.

L to R: Chairman Walsh; Kim Webber, Senior Marketing Communications Specialist, Cox Media (Encore Series Media Sponsor); Ms. Houston; Mr. Singleton; Patrick Wholey, President & General Manager, WPRI 12/Fox Providence (Broadway Season Media Sponsor).

Photos by Chris Sheppard, SLN & Corey Martineau

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POP ON OVER© AT THE MALTED BARLEY

We had a great time during our recent POP ON OVER© gathering at the Malted Barley. Participants made new acquaintances and chatted about the book and show The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, all while enjoying complimentary hand-crafted pretzels from Malted Barley. Thank you to everyone who attended and to the Malted Barley for hosting us. Photo by Leah Fellman

BOOKS TO BROADWAY AT THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Students from Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts (left) and School One (right) had the opportunity to attend a performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time as part of our “From Books to Broadway” program. Students read and discussed the novel by Mark Haddon, on which the show is based, prior to seeing the performance. Thank you, Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation, for underwriting these students’ tickets and books so that the students could fully experience this Tony Award® winning play! Left photo by Leah Fellman and right photo courtesy of School One.

Front Row, L to R: Becky Ellburg and Mark Bronson, Robin and Tom Nyzio, Larissa Zuhoski, Lynne DeSantis, and Kendra Nicastro. Back Row, L to R: Caitlyn DiPompo (Marketing Projects Specialist), Lydia Johnson, and Linda Keith.


PPAC NEWS

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR 2017/2018 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT PRESS CONFERENCE It was a Valentine’s Day treat on February 14 at the Theatre as we announced our 2017/2018 Broadway Season. Joseph W. Walsh, Esq., Chairman of PPAC’s Board of Directors, hosted the press conference and J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, PPAC President, announced the line-up. We were pleased to have representatives from our three Season sponsors speak at the conference as well: Marjorie Houston, President of The White Family Foundation (Broadway Series Title Sponsor); Patrick Wholey, President & General Manager of WPRI 12/Fox Providence (Broadway Season Media Sponsor); and Kim Webber, Senior Marketing Communications Specialist at Cox Media (Encore Series Media Sponsor).

Marjorie Houston, President of The White Family Foundation, represented our Broadway Series title sponsor, Taco/The White Family Foundation. Ms. Houston said, "Taco and The White Family Foundation are pleased to be able to continue our sponsorship of PPAC's wonderful Broadway Series. As the arts are one of our three focus areas for support, we recognize the vibrant role that PPAC plays in our community and especially how live performance theatre enriches our lives."

L to R: Joseph W. Walsh, Esq., Chairman of PPAC’s Board of Directors; P.J. Prokop, Marketing Director; and J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, President.

L to R: Chairman Walsh; Kim Webber, Senior Marketing Communications Specialist, Cox Media (Encore Series Media Sponsor); Ms. Houston; Mr. Singleton; Patrick Wholey, President & General Manager, WPRI 12/Fox Providence (Broadway Season Media Sponsor).

Photos by Chris Sheppard, SLN & Corey Martineau

POP

on over to

PPAC

POP ON OVER© AT THE MALTED BARLEY

We had a great time during our recent POP ON OVER© gathering at the Malted Barley. Participants made new acquaintances and chatted about the book and show The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, all while enjoying complimentary hand-crafted pretzels from Malted Barley. Thank you to everyone who attended and to the Malted Barley for hosting us. Photo by Leah Fellman

BOOKS TO BROADWAY AT THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Students from Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts (left) and School One (right) had the opportunity to attend a performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time as part of our “From Books to Broadway” program. Students read and discussed the novel by Mark Haddon, on which the show is based, prior to seeing the performance. Thank you, Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation, for underwriting these students’ tickets and books so that the students could fully experience this Tony Award® winning play! Left photo by Leah Fellman and right photo courtesy of School One.

Front Row, L to R: Becky Ellburg and Mark Bronson, Robin and Tom Nyzio, Larissa Zuhoski, Lynne DeSantis, and Kendra Nicastro. Back Row, L to R: Caitlyn DiPompo (Marketing Projects Specialist), Lydia Johnson, and Linda Keith.


2016/2017 Encore Series Media Sponsor

The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

2016/2017 and 2017/2018 Season Media Sponsor

2017/2018 Encore Series Media Sponsor

2016/2017 and 2017/2018 Broadway Series Sponsor

The Providence Performing Arts Center would like to thank the following sponsors:

Wheels of Soul 2017 Summer Tour - Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Wood Brothers & Hot Tuna, July 7 and Elvis Costello & The Imposters, July 25. Watch for on-sale information soon!

Kaitlin Lawrence as Dorothy Brock and Blake Stadnik as Billy Lawlor in “You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me.” Photo by Chris Bennion.

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