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MAY/JUNE/JULY SHOWTIMES 2017

2017/2018 Encore Series Media Sponsor

Jenna Weir (Matilda) in MATILDA THE MUSICAL (c)2016, Cylla von Tiedemann.

2016/2017 and 2017/2018 Season Media Sponsor

The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

2016/2017 Encore Series Media Sponsor

2016/2017 and 2017/2018 Broadway Series Sponsor

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

PPAC Square 220 Weybosset Street Providence, Rhode Island 02903-3783

PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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MAY/JUNE/JULY 2017

a publication of the Providence Performing Arts Center

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Starring John O’Hurley as Billy Flynn

MAY 2 – 7

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES

MAY 17 – 21

Family Night at MATILDA THE MUSCIAL is Wednesday, May 17 at 7P.

PART OF THE

JUNE 2 – 4

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR: BROADWAY SERIES

FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:


MAY

CALENDAR 2–7

Q-SHEET BOX OFFICE / ONLINE

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. Summer Box Office Hours begin Monday, June 5: M-Th, 10A-3P and two hours prior to curtain times 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.

Chicago – Starring John O’Hurley!

PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

7 At The VETS: Chris Botti - Live in Concert at 7P 12 – 14 At The VETS: Festival Ballet Providence Presents Cinderella

17 – 21 PART OF THE

17 22

ADMINISTRATION

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

Matilda the Musical BROADWAY SERIES

Family Night at Matilda the Musical at 7P

MEDIA SPONSORS:

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC

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.”

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JUNE

At The VETS: WWII Foundation Presents “D-Day: Over Normandy” at 1P

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

M – Th, 10A – 3P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days.

10 11

BE SAFE, BE SMART! PPAC is your only official ticketing source for tickets to a PPAC/The VETS performance. For more information, please visit www.ppacri.org or www.thevetsri.com

JULY

Diana Krall at 7P

PATRON SAFETY NOTICE: PPAC requests that all guests

Bob Dylan & His Band at 8P

7

Wheels of Soul 2017 Summer Tour: Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Wood Brothers & Hot Tuna at 7:30P

22 25 27

At The VETS: #IMOMSOHARD: Mom’s Night Out at 7P Elvis Costello & The Imposters at 7:30P Best of Rhode Island® Party Follow us on

Follow us on

www.facebook.com/ProvPACRI

@ProvPACRI

@ProvPacRI

TWITTER

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, suitcases, and outside food and beverages are not allowed in the 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. 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. For details, please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).

Follow us on

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RECOMMENDED ATTIRE smart casual clothing

At The VETS: Magic Men Live at 8P

Watch the Tony Awards® at 8P on WPRI CBS 12 or your local CBS affiliate

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

GROUP SALES

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

summer hours (starting 6/5) 9A - 5P

Deadline for Subscription Renewal and Ten-Month Installment Plan

2 – 4 Riverdance – 20th Anniversary Tour 5 Summer Box Office Hours Begin

DIRECT RESPONSE

INSTAGRAM

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

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.

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


MAY

CALENDAR 2–7

Q-SHEET BOX OFFICE / ONLINE

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. Summer Box Office Hours begin Monday, June 5: M-Th, 10A-3P and two hours prior to curtain times 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.

Chicago – Starring John O’Hurley!

PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

7 At The VETS: Chris Botti - Live in Concert at 7P 12 – 14 At The VETS: Festival Ballet Providence Presents Cinderella

17 – 21 PART OF THE

17 22

ADMINISTRATION

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

Matilda the Musical BROADWAY SERIES

Family Night at Matilda the Musical at 7P

MEDIA SPONSORS:

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC

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.”

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JUNE

At The VETS: WWII Foundation Presents “D-Day: Over Normandy” at 1P

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

M – Th, 10A – 3P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days.

10 11

BE SAFE, BE SMART! PPAC is your only official ticketing source for tickets to a PPAC/The VETS performance. For more information, please visit www.ppacri.org or www.thevetsri.com

JULY

Diana Krall at 7P

PATRON SAFETY NOTICE: PPAC requests that all guests

Bob Dylan & His Band at 8P

7

Wheels of Soul 2017 Summer Tour: Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Wood Brothers & Hot Tuna at 7:30P

22 25 27

At The VETS: #IMOMSOHARD: Mom’s Night Out at 7P Elvis Costello & The Imposters at 7:30P Best of Rhode Island® Party Follow us on

Follow us on

www.facebook.com/ProvPACRI

@ProvPACRI

@ProvPacRI

TWITTER

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, suitcases, and outside food and beverages are not allowed in the 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. 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. For details, please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).

Follow us on

FACEBOOK at

RECOMMENDED ATTIRE smart casual clothing

At The VETS: Magic Men Live at 8P

Watch the Tony Awards® at 8P on WPRI CBS 12 or your local CBS affiliate

18 21

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

GROUP SALES

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

summer hours (starting 6/5) 9A - 5P

Deadline for Subscription Renewal and Ten-Month Installment Plan

2 – 4 Riverdance – 20th Anniversary Tour 5 Summer Box Office Hours Begin

DIRECT RESPONSE

INSTAGRAM

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

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.

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


Coming to PPAC in 2018/2019 Broadway Season! Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series subscribers will be first in line to get their seats to HAMILTON when renewing their subscription for the 2018/2019 Season!

Check out our 2017/2018 Season Brochure!

There is So Much to Love About PPAC’s 2017/2018 Season!

Subscription Renewals are due by Monday, May 22! Take advantage of our budget-friendly Ten-Month Payment Plan…final day is Monday, May 22!

ENCORE SERIES

BROADWAY SERIES FUN HOME

November 7 - 12, 2017

FINDING NEVERLAND

November 28 December 3, 2017

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

LOVE NEVER DIES

LES MISÉRABLES

ON YOUR FEET! THE EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN MUSICAL

September 21 - 30, 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

January 19 - 21, 2018

SOMETHING ROTTEN!

BROADWAY SPECIAL

January 30 February 4, 2018

National Tour Launches in Providence!

KINKY BOOTS

December 8 - 10, 2017

THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY™

March 13 - 18, 2018

December 26 - 31, 2017

THE BODYGUARD

January 9 - 14, 2018

Please note: Deborah Cox will not be performing during the Sat., Jan. 13 matinee and the Sun., Jan. 14 evening performances. THE BODYGUARD is NOT recommended for children under 13 years of age.

May 15 - 20, 2018

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

FOR SUBSCRIPTION RENEWALS, CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE:

FOR NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS, CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE OR:

(401) 421-ARTS (2787)

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

SEASON MEDIA SPONSOR:

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

SPEND THE NIGHT WITH BILLY CRYSTAL, SPECIAL GUEST BONNIE HUNT PPAC’s 2017 Gala: Spend the Night with Billy Crystal, Special Guest Bonnie Hunt on Thursday, March 23 was filled with fun, laughter, and fantastic food! PPAC’s Gala is a fundraiser for the Theatre’s restoration projects, ensuring that our historical building remains beautiful for years to come. PPAC's Chairman of the Board of Directors Joseph W. Walsh, Esq., PPAC President J.L. "Lynn" Singleton, and Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza opened the post-show Gala reception with brief remarks from the PPAC Stage. Gala VIP attendees then enjoyed food from the following restaurant vendors: Capitol Grille, Costantino’s Venda Ravioli, Cozy Caterers, Fire Works Catering, Pranzi Catering & Events, Rosalina, Hemenway’s, Local Hero & Deli, Just Ellen’s Catering, and Parkside Rotisserie & Bar. Thank you to all of our restaurant partners for making the Gala menu a delicious delight! The Theatre extends our great appreciation to our Gala’s title sponsors: Marcum LLP, The Providence Journal, and the Taco/White Family Foundation, and our premiere, gold leaf and bronze sponsors. We also thank everyone who attended the Gala. For a complete listing of sponsors, please visit www.ppacri.org/support/ppac-gala Photos: Core Photographic

L to R: PPAC General Manager Alan Chille, Billy Crystal, and PPAC President J.L. "Lynn" Singleton.

Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza speaks with Crystal backstage.

L to R: PPAC Director and Navigant Credit Union President & CEO Gary Furtado, Crystal, and Bethany Furtado.

February 27 - March 4, 2018

“Indulge Your LOVE of Broadway” and Become a Subscriber!

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

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2017 GALA:

Hours: M – F, 9A – 5P

PPAC Office Manager Rosemary A. SienkoKoehler and Richard Koehler. PPAC's Chairman of the Board of Directors Joseph W. Walsh, Esq. opened the post-show Gala reception with a brief speech. Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and PPAC President J.L. "Lynn" Singleton also spoke.

FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

L to R: Betty Souza, PPAC Senior Marketing Assistant Betty Benedetti, PPAC Receptionist Inez Bush, and Mary Bush.

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


Coming to PPAC in 2018/2019 Broadway Season! Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series subscribers will be first in line to get their seats to HAMILTON when renewing their subscription for the 2018/2019 Season!

Check out our 2017/2018 Season Brochure!

There is So Much to Love About PPAC’s 2017/2018 Season!

Subscription Renewals are due by Monday, May 22! Take advantage of our budget-friendly Ten-Month Payment Plan…final day is Monday, May 22!

ENCORE SERIES

BROADWAY SERIES FUN HOME

November 7 - 12, 2017

FINDING NEVERLAND

November 28 December 3, 2017

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

LOVE NEVER DIES

LES MISÉRABLES

ON YOUR FEET! THE EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN MUSICAL

September 21 - 30, 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

January 19 - 21, 2018

SOMETHING ROTTEN!

BROADWAY SPECIAL

January 30 February 4, 2018

National Tour Launches in Providence!

KINKY BOOTS

December 8 - 10, 2017

THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY™

March 13 - 18, 2018

December 26 - 31, 2017

THE BODYGUARD

January 9 - 14, 2018

Please note: Deborah Cox will not be performing during the Sat., Jan. 13 matinee and the Sun., Jan. 14 evening performances. THE BODYGUARD is NOT recommended for children under 13 years of age.

May 15 - 20, 2018

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

FOR SUBSCRIPTION RENEWALS, CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE:

FOR NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS, CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE OR:

(401) 421-ARTS (2787)

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

SEASON MEDIA SPONSOR:

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

SPEND THE NIGHT WITH BILLY CRYSTAL, SPECIAL GUEST BONNIE HUNT PPAC’s 2017 Gala: Spend the Night with Billy Crystal, Special Guest Bonnie Hunt on Thursday, March 23 was filled with fun, laughter, and fantastic food! PPAC’s Gala is a fundraiser for the Theatre’s restoration projects, ensuring that our historical building remains beautiful for years to come. PPAC's Chairman of the Board of Directors Joseph W. Walsh, Esq., PPAC President J.L. "Lynn" Singleton, and Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza opened the post-show Gala reception with brief remarks from the PPAC Stage. Gala VIP attendees then enjoyed food from the following restaurant vendors: Capitol Grille, Costantino’s Venda Ravioli, Cozy Caterers, Fire Works Catering, Pranzi Catering & Events, Rosalina, Hemenway’s, Local Hero & Deli, Just Ellen’s Catering, and Parkside Rotisserie & Bar. Thank you to all of our restaurant partners for making the Gala menu a delicious delight! The Theatre extends our great appreciation to our Gala’s title sponsors: Marcum LLP, The Providence Journal, and the Taco/White Family Foundation, and our premiere, gold leaf and bronze sponsors. We also thank everyone who attended the Gala. For a complete listing of sponsors, please visit www.ppacri.org/support/ppac-gala Photos: Core Photographic

L to R: PPAC General Manager Alan Chille, Billy Crystal, and PPAC President J.L. "Lynn" Singleton.

Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza speaks with Crystal backstage.

L to R: PPAC Director and Navigant Credit Union President & CEO Gary Furtado, Crystal, and Bethany Furtado.

February 27 - March 4, 2018

“Indulge Your LOVE of Broadway” and Become a Subscriber!

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

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2017 GALA:

Hours: M – F, 9A – 5P

PPAC Office Manager Rosemary A. SienkoKoehler and Richard Koehler. PPAC's Chairman of the Board of Directors Joseph W. Walsh, Esq. opened the post-show Gala reception with a brief speech. Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and PPAC President J.L. "Lynn" Singleton also spoke.

FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

L to R: Betty Souza, PPAC Senior Marketing Assistant Betty Benedetti, PPAC Receptionist Inez Bush, and Mary Bush.

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


Starring John O’Hurley as Billy Flynn / Tickets: $93 - $56

Set amongst the glamour and decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO follows Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly from the nightclub stages to the cell blocks and the courtrooms. These two women play the press, the all-male juries, and the public with the slickest criminal lawyer in town, to try to get away with murder. John O’Hurley stars as “Billy Flynn,” the lawyer defending Roxie Hart & Velma Kelly. One of People Magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive,” O'Hurley is best known as "J. Peterman" on "Seinfeld," and as the ultimate champion of the first season of the highly rated ABC show “Dancing with the Stars.” After hosting the hugely successful popular syndicated show “Family Feud,” he returned to the stage in front of sold out audiences on Broadway in CHICAGO as “Billy Flynn,” a role he is reprising in Providence. O’Hurley is a proud graduate of Providence College and is originally from Kittery, Maine. CHICAGO is recommended for children who are 13 years old and up. PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

Photo by Joan Marcus.

May 2 – 7

May 17 – 21

/ Tickets: $88 - $21

MATILDA THE MUSICAL has been described as "unique & unforgettable,"1 "zany & stupendous fun," 2 and as "a real miracle," 3 and is the winner of over 70 international awards. MATILDA tells the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life for herself. Armed with a tenacious mind, a vivid imagination, and a passion for books, Matilda dares to take a stand against the bullies in her life and change her own and her friends' destinies. According to Lucy Dahl in an interview with NPR, her father Roald Dahl wrote the children's novel Matilda (on which the show is based), "out of a deep, genuine fear in his heart that books were going to go away." Dahl wrote the novel twice. In his first draft, Matilda was a wicked child who used her powers to create mayhem. Dahl quickly realized he "got it wrong" and "rewrote every word," creating the clever child so many know and love. Rolling Stone; 2The Wall Street Journal; 3TIME Magazine

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LEFT PHOTO: John O'Hurley, star of CHICAGO, visited the Box Office during a break from media interviews in early April. Back row, L to R: Marissa Curley, PPAC Box Office Supervisors Kelly Prudent and Richard DeFilippo, Penny Taylor, PPAC Box Office Supervisor/The VETS Box Office Manager Tara Edwards, and John O'Hurley. Front row, L to R: PPAC Box Office Supervisor Betsy Rinaldi, Claire Clark, and Damiana Jackson. Photo: P.J. Prokop. RIGHT PHOTO: ABC 6 Anchor Doreen Scanlon (left) visited the Theatre to speak with O'Hurley about CHICAGO and his time as a student at Providence College. Photo: Caitlyn DiPompo.

Family Night at MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Wednesday, May 17 at 7P. Buy a regularly-priced ticket and receive a complimentary ticket of equal value for a child aged 18 or younger! Visit the Box Office window or call (401) 421-ARTS (2787) for more information and to order. FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

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.


Starring John O’Hurley as Billy Flynn / Tickets: $93 - $56

Set amongst the glamour and decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO follows Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly from the nightclub stages to the cell blocks and the courtrooms. These two women play the press, the all-male juries, and the public with the slickest criminal lawyer in town, to try to get away with murder. John O’Hurley stars as “Billy Flynn,” the lawyer defending Roxie Hart & Velma Kelly. One of People Magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive,” O'Hurley is best known as "J. Peterman" on "Seinfeld," and as the ultimate champion of the first season of the highly rated ABC show “Dancing with the Stars.” After hosting the hugely successful popular syndicated show “Family Feud,” he returned to the stage in front of sold out audiences on Broadway in CHICAGO as “Billy Flynn,” a role he is reprising in Providence. O’Hurley is a proud graduate of Providence College and is originally from Kittery, Maine. CHICAGO is recommended for children who are 13 years old and up. PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

Photo by Joan Marcus.

May 2 – 7

May 17 – 21

/ Tickets: $88 - $21

MATILDA THE MUSICAL has been described as "unique & unforgettable,"1 "zany & stupendous fun," 2 and as "a real miracle," 3 and is the winner of over 70 international awards. MATILDA tells the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life for herself. Armed with a tenacious mind, a vivid imagination, and a passion for books, Matilda dares to take a stand against the bullies in her life and change her own and her friends' destinies. According to Lucy Dahl in an interview with NPR, her father Roald Dahl wrote the children's novel Matilda (on which the show is based), "out of a deep, genuine fear in his heart that books were going to go away." Dahl wrote the novel twice. In his first draft, Matilda was a wicked child who used her powers to create mayhem. Dahl quickly realized he "got it wrong" and "rewrote every word," creating the clever child so many know and love. Rolling Stone; 2The Wall Street Journal; 3TIME Magazine

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LEFT PHOTO: John O'Hurley, star of CHICAGO, visited the Box Office during a break from media interviews in early April. Back row, L to R: Marissa Curley, PPAC Box Office Supervisors Kelly Prudent and Richard DeFilippo, Penny Taylor, PPAC Box Office Supervisor/The VETS Box Office Manager Tara Edwards, and John O'Hurley. Front row, L to R: PPAC Box Office Supervisor Betsy Rinaldi, Claire Clark, and Damiana Jackson. Photo: P.J. Prokop. RIGHT PHOTO: ABC 6 Anchor Doreen Scanlon (left) visited the Theatre to speak with O'Hurley about CHICAGO and his time as a student at Providence College. Photo: Caitlyn DiPompo.

Family Night at MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Wednesday, May 17 at 7P. Buy a regularly-priced ticket and receive a complimentary ticket of equal value for a child aged 18 or younger! Visit the Box Office window or call (401) 421-ARTS (2787) for more information and to order. FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

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.


INDULGE YOUR LOVE OF MUSIC AT THESE UPCOMING CONCERTS

DIANA KRALL

June 2 – 4

Sunday, June 18 at 7P

/ Tickets: $78 - $36 Part of the Encore Series The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand, just in time for its 20th Anniversary. With a show that “is quite simply incredible. A phenomenon of historic proportions” (The Washington Post), RIVERDANCE draws on Irish traditions and combines the talents of performers to propel Irish dance and music into the present day and across the world with sold-out performances throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa, and South America. ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

Tickets: $128.75 - $43.25; all ticket prices include a $3.75 charge for a download of Krall’s new album, “Turn Up the Quiet.” Accomplished jazz pianist DIANA KRALL's concert marks her return to jazz and American standards with music from her new album Turn Up the Quiet.

BOB DYLAN & HIS BAND

Wednesday, June 21 at 8P Tickets: $129.50 - $54.50 The legendary BOB DYLAN & HIS BAND returns to PPAC.

WHEELS OF SOUL 2017 SUMMER TOUR

Friday, July 7 at 7:30P Tickets: $125 - $35

Deemed "the best musical hang of the season" (Oakland Press), the WHEELS OF SOUL 2017 SUMMER TOUR is headlined by Tedeschi Trucks Band, with support from their longtime friends & collaborators The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna. Top photo: Tedeschi Trucks Band; Left photo: The Wood Brothers; Right photo: Hot Tuna.

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS Tuesday, July 25 at 7:30P

/ Tickets: $79.50 - $49.50

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS wrap up their "Imperial Bedrooms & Other Chambers" Tour at PPAC. The concert features material from Costello's 1983 album Imperial Bedroom as a creative starting point for a night of new wave and post-punk music.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT

CHRIS BOTTI LIVE IN CONCERT

Sunday, May 7 at 7P Tickets: $68 - $38 Since the release of his 2004 critically-acclaimed album When I Fall in Love, jazz trumpeter CHRIS BOTTI has become one of the largest-selling American instrumental artists. Performing worldwide and selling more than three million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the boundaries of any single music genre.

#IMOMSOHARD: MOM’S NIGHT OUT – SUMMER BREAK TOUR Saturday, July 22 at 7P Tickets: $47.75 - $35.75 There’s no one making moms feel as uncomfortably normal as Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, the hilarious, oh-so-real women behind #IMomSoHard. Jen and Kristin’s blend of honesty and humor offer the kinds of levity most of us only get from our therapist, proving that if we weren’t all laughing, we’d be crying, right? Right!?

All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket facility fee and are subject to change without notice. Please visit www.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.


INDULGE YOUR LOVE OF MUSIC AT THESE UPCOMING CONCERTS

DIANA KRALL

June 2 – 4

Sunday, June 18 at 7P

/ Tickets: $78 - $36 Part of the Encore Series The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand, just in time for its 20th Anniversary. With a show that “is quite simply incredible. A phenomenon of historic proportions” (The Washington Post), RIVERDANCE draws on Irish traditions and combines the talents of performers to propel Irish dance and music into the present day and across the world with sold-out performances throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa, and South America. ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

Tickets: $128.75 - $43.25; all ticket prices include a $3.75 charge for a download of Krall’s new album, “Turn Up the Quiet.” Accomplished jazz pianist DIANA KRALL's concert marks her return to jazz and American standards with music from her new album Turn Up the Quiet.

BOB DYLAN & HIS BAND

Wednesday, June 21 at 8P Tickets: $129.50 - $54.50 The legendary BOB DYLAN & HIS BAND returns to PPAC.

WHEELS OF SOUL 2017 SUMMER TOUR

Friday, July 7 at 7:30P Tickets: $125 - $35

Deemed "the best musical hang of the season" (Oakland Press), the WHEELS OF SOUL 2017 SUMMER TOUR is headlined by Tedeschi Trucks Band, with support from their longtime friends & collaborators The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna. Top photo: Tedeschi Trucks Band; Left photo: The Wood Brothers; Right photo: Hot Tuna.

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS Tuesday, July 25 at 7:30P

/ Tickets: $79.50 - $49.50

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS wrap up their "Imperial Bedrooms & Other Chambers" Tour at PPAC. The concert features material from Costello's 1983 album Imperial Bedroom as a creative starting point for a night of new wave and post-punk music.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT

CHRIS BOTTI LIVE IN CONCERT

Sunday, May 7 at 7P Tickets: $68 - $38 Since the release of his 2004 critically-acclaimed album When I Fall in Love, jazz trumpeter CHRIS BOTTI has become one of the largest-selling American instrumental artists. Performing worldwide and selling more than three million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the boundaries of any single music genre.

#IMOMSOHARD: MOM’S NIGHT OUT – SUMMER BREAK TOUR Saturday, July 22 at 7P Tickets: $47.75 - $35.75 There’s no one making moms feel as uncomfortably normal as Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, the hilarious, oh-so-real women behind #IMomSoHard. Jen and Kristin’s blend of honesty and humor offer the kinds of levity most of us only get from our therapist, proving that if we weren’t all laughing, we’d be crying, right? Right!?

All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket facility fee and are subject to change without notice. Please visit www.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.


PPAC NEWS ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS 2017 RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED Jo-Ann Ragosta, Chairperson of the ARTS Scholarships 2017 program, along with the members of PPAC's Community Outreach Committee, are pleased to announce the winners of the ARTS Scholarships 2017 program, sponsored by the Textron Charitable Trust and PPAC Annual Fund Donors. 38 talented Rhode Island students, ages 11 – 14, will receive a scholarship of up to $500 to attend a local summer arts education program of their choice (please see below for the list of ARTS Scholarships 2017 winners). Two scholarships in memoriam will be awarded to students who exude a passion for the performing arts; one from the Keri Anne O’Donnell Memorial Fund and one from the Jessie’s Dream Scholarship Fund.

John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

The Rhode Island Commodores hosted a group of over 80 Rhode Island service members and their families to see 42ND STREET on Friday, March 24, 2017. Commodores David DePetrillio and Colin Kane along with Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor and Barbara Cottam, Chairperson of the Rhode Island Board of Education, were on hand to welcome the service members at a pre-show reception.  Tickets were distributed through USO New England who said, “PPAC makes amazing events possible and creates wonderful memories for our military members and families.”

Lily Smith

Photo: Core Photographic

For more information on ARTS Scholarships, please visit www.ppacri.org/outreach/arts-scholarship 2017 ARTS Scholarships Recipients:

Cryssaly Jimenez

Dayana Ranero Saldana

John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

Sharday Johnson

Caterina Ranieri

Olivia Almeida

Joy Joly

Janelle Agyemang

Carl G. Lauro Elementary School, Providence Wyman School, Warwick

Blackstone Valley Prep Middle School, Central Falls

Hugh B. Bain Middle School, Cranston

Rubelly Alvarez

Emma Jordan

Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence

Meadowbrook Waldorf School, West Kingston

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Hugh B. Bain Middle School, Cranston

Sam Sparling

Erin Anderson

Mya Lemery

Hanna Stavnitski

Portsmouth Middle School, Portsmouth

John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

Gabriel Arroyo

Gustavo Londono

Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence

Sage Bogaars

Thompson Middle School, Newport

Jillian Boutcher Barrington Christian Academy, Barrington

Angelica Bueno Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Vanessa Earley

John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

Cassidy Ferry

Curtis Corner Middle School, Wakefield

Maya Grant

Homeschooled, Riverside

Jessica Harwood Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Nola Haynes

Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School, Cranston

Amaya Louro

John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

Rhakejha Lovett Smith Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Emilie Martin

The Pennfield School, Portsmouth

Natalya Martin

Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School, Cranston

Evelyn Mathelier

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Edmir Monteiro

Carl G. Lauro Elementary School, Providence

Krystal Morales

Cluny School, Newport

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Elspeth Huxley

Mikaya Parente

Curtis Corner Middle School, Wakefield

Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

RHODE ISLAND COMMODORES SUPPORTS SEATS FOR SERVICE MEMBERS

WELCOME, ERIN!

Saint Philip School, Greenville Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Erin Burry joins PPAC’s Finance Department as an Accountant. Erin is originally from Mercer, PA. She was previously a Staff Accountant at The Ryan Center & Boss Ice Arena at the University of Rhode Island.

Grace Thorp

Nathanael Greene Middle School, Providence

Ava West

Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Norman Winn

Photo: Caitlyn DiPompo

South Kingstown High School, Wakefield 

2017 Keri Anne O’Donnell Scholarship Recipient: Calista Aguinaldo

St. Rose of Lima School, Warwick Funded by the Keri Anne O’Donnell Memorial Fund

2017 Jessie’s Dream Scholarship Recipient: Marley Dupre

Thompson Middle School, Newport Funded by Jessie's Dream Scholarship Fund

USHER OF THE MONTH: BETTY HAVYLIK Betty is currently enjoying her 35th Season as a volunteer usher. Betty is one of our best door ushers, and always warmly welcomes PPAC guests with her smile. Congratulations, Betty, and thank you for volunteering! L to R: House Manager Bruce Ingham, General Manager Alan Chille, Betty Havylik, and Assistant House Manager Bob Armour. Photo: Betsy Menders.


PPAC NEWS ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS 2017 RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED Jo-Ann Ragosta, Chairperson of the ARTS Scholarships 2017 program, along with the members of PPAC's Community Outreach Committee, are pleased to announce the winners of the ARTS Scholarships 2017 program, sponsored by the Textron Charitable Trust and PPAC Annual Fund Donors. 38 talented Rhode Island students, ages 11 – 14, will receive a scholarship of up to $500 to attend a local summer arts education program of their choice (please see below for the list of ARTS Scholarships 2017 winners). Two scholarships in memoriam will be awarded to students who exude a passion for the performing arts; one from the Keri Anne O’Donnell Memorial Fund and one from the Jessie’s Dream Scholarship Fund.

John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

The Rhode Island Commodores hosted a group of over 80 Rhode Island service members and their families to see 42ND STREET on Friday, March 24, 2017. Commodores David DePetrillio and Colin Kane along with Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor and Barbara Cottam, Chairperson of the Rhode Island Board of Education, were on hand to welcome the service members at a pre-show reception.  Tickets were distributed through USO New England who said, “PPAC makes amazing events possible and creates wonderful memories for our military members and families.”

Lily Smith

Photo: Core Photographic

For more information on ARTS Scholarships, please visit www.ppacri.org/outreach/arts-scholarship 2017 ARTS Scholarships Recipients:

Cryssaly Jimenez

Dayana Ranero Saldana

John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

Sharday Johnson

Caterina Ranieri

Olivia Almeida

Joy Joly

Janelle Agyemang

Carl G. Lauro Elementary School, Providence Wyman School, Warwick

Blackstone Valley Prep Middle School, Central Falls

Hugh B. Bain Middle School, Cranston

Rubelly Alvarez

Emma Jordan

Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence

Meadowbrook Waldorf School, West Kingston

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Hugh B. Bain Middle School, Cranston

Sam Sparling

Erin Anderson

Mya Lemery

Hanna Stavnitski

Portsmouth Middle School, Portsmouth

John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

Gabriel Arroyo

Gustavo Londono

Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence

Sage Bogaars

Thompson Middle School, Newport

Jillian Boutcher Barrington Christian Academy, Barrington

Angelica Bueno Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Vanessa Earley

John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

Cassidy Ferry

Curtis Corner Middle School, Wakefield

Maya Grant

Homeschooled, Riverside

Jessica Harwood Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Nola Haynes

Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School, Cranston

Amaya Louro

John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

Rhakejha Lovett Smith Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Emilie Martin

The Pennfield School, Portsmouth

Natalya Martin

Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School, Cranston

Evelyn Mathelier

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Edmir Monteiro

Carl G. Lauro Elementary School, Providence

Krystal Morales

Cluny School, Newport

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Elspeth Huxley

Mikaya Parente

Curtis Corner Middle School, Wakefield

Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

RHODE ISLAND COMMODORES SUPPORTS SEATS FOR SERVICE MEMBERS

WELCOME, ERIN!

Saint Philip School, Greenville Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Erin Burry joins PPAC’s Finance Department as an Accountant. Erin is originally from Mercer, PA. She was previously a Staff Accountant at The Ryan Center & Boss Ice Arena at the University of Rhode Island.

Grace Thorp

Nathanael Greene Middle School, Providence

Ava West

Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Norman Winn

Photo: Caitlyn DiPompo

South Kingstown High School, Wakefield 

2017 Keri Anne O’Donnell Scholarship Recipient: Calista Aguinaldo

St. Rose of Lima School, Warwick Funded by the Keri Anne O’Donnell Memorial Fund

2017 Jessie’s Dream Scholarship Recipient: Marley Dupre

Thompson Middle School, Newport Funded by Jessie's Dream Scholarship Fund

USHER OF THE MONTH: BETTY HAVYLIK Betty is currently enjoying her 35th Season as a volunteer usher. Betty is one of our best door ushers, and always warmly welcomes PPAC guests with her smile. Congratulations, Betty, and thank you for volunteering! L to R: House Manager Bruce Ingham, General Manager Alan Chille, Betty Havylik, and Assistant House Manager Bob Armour. Photo: Betsy Menders.


MAY/JUNE/JULY SHOWTIMES 2017

2017/2018 Encore Series Media Sponsor

Jenna Weir (Matilda) in MATILDA THE MUSICAL (c)2016, Cylla von Tiedemann.

2016/2017 and 2017/2018 Season Media Sponsor

The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

2016/2017 Encore Series Media Sponsor

2016/2017 and 2017/2018 Broadway Series Sponsor

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

PPAC Square 220 Weybosset Street Providence, Rhode Island 02903-3783

PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Nonprofit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 904 Providence, RI

MAY/JUNE/JULY 2017

a publication of the Providence Performing Arts Center

SHOW TIMES Subscribe NOW* to PPAC's 2017/2018 Season and have first access to HAMILTON, coming in 2018/2019!

*To the full Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series.

Starring John O’Hurley as Billy Flynn

MAY 2 – 7

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES

MAY 17 – 21

Family Night at MATILDA THE MUSCIAL is Wednesday, May 17 at 7P.

PART OF THE

JUNE 2 – 4

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR: BROADWAY SERIES

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