PPAC Returns for Upcoming Season After Year-Long Hiatus

The Providence Performing Arts Center will begin its forty-fourth season this fall with several exciting shows in store.
The Prom

Get ready to watch some epic productions live at PPAC’s theater. Photo by Providence Performing Arts Center.

The curtains of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) will soon be raised for its 2021/2022 Broadway season. In the theater’s grand lobby, PPAC President and CEO J.L. “Lynn” Singleton along with Board Chairman Joseph W. Walsh, Esq. announced the finalization of the theater’s façade restoration project, as well as the upcoming productions for the next few months.

“On behalf of the PPAC Board of Directors and PPAC staff, we are thrilled to announce that Broadway will be back at PPAC this October,” says Walsh. “When patrons return to the PPAC this fall, they will notice that the new façade has been completed. Over the winter of 2020/2021, PPAC installed new, custom terracotta tiles and exterior lighting. After ninety-three years, our theater needed a beautiful new exterior.”

This long-awaited season opens with Pretty Woman: The Musical, kicking off on October 9 through 16, followed by Hamilton on November 20 through December 12, and Cirque Dreams Holidaze on December 17 and 18.

“We have been touched by everyone’s support and good wishes over the past year as we have been planning the return of Broadway shows to our stage,” Singleton says. “We can’t wait to welcome everyone back at PPAC so that we can enjoy live theater together again!”

During the announcement, a video created by the PPAC marketing department and WPRI 12 showed John Hazen White, Jr., the executive chairman of Taco Comfort Solutions and the Taco/the White Family Foundation, stating “On behalf of myself and Taco/The White Family Foundation, we are so pleased to again be sponsoring the Broadway Series, which we have supported now for over a decade. As a Rhode Island business owner and lover of the arts, I feel a social responsibility to uplift our community and provide families the opportunity to enrich their lives through the arts and live performances at PPAC.”

Productions including The Prom, Oklahoma!, Ain’t Too Proud, My Fair Lady, and more will be shown later next year.

View the schedule of shows here.



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