Category Archives: Arts

Hamilton at PPAC is a Must-See: Catch it if you can

Hamilton at PPAC is a Must-See: Catch it if you can

By Kimberly Rau Almost seven years after its 2015 Broadway opening, Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony award-winning hip hop-based musical, remains ridiculously popular. Even with a video recording of the musical available on streaming services, tickets to the tours and performances in New York and Los Angeles remain a hot commodity. After a fantastic reception in…MORE

Gamm’s Wonderful Life Radio Play is Your New Holiday Tradition

Gamm’s Wonderful Life Radio Play is Your New Holiday Tradition

By Kimberly Rau After a beautiful opening in 2019, “It’s a Wonderful Life” returns once more to Gamm’s stage, making December very merry and bright indeed. The play itself is the well-loved Christmas story of friendship and redemption, adapted by Joe Landry and set up as a radio play from the 1940s, performed in the…MORE

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason to bring band’s early psychedelia to PPAC in January

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason to bring band’s early psychedelia to PPAC in January

New York, NY – October 26, 2021 – Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets today announced North American dates for The Echoes Tour with 26 stops in major cities across the U.S. and Canada in January and February 2022, including a date at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, RI on Saturday, January 22,…MORE

Pretty Woman Starts National Tour at PPAC

Pretty Woman Starts National Tour at PPAC

By Kimberly Rau for WPRO The Providence Performing Arts Center returned to live theater this month by kicking off the national tour of Pretty Woman, a musical take on the 1990 romantic comedy starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. In this stage adaptation, Tony Award-winner Adam Pascal plays rich businessman Edward Lewis, who ends up…MORE

“A Lie Agreed Upon” Throws Current Events in Sharp Relief

“A Lie Agreed Upon” Throws Current Events in Sharp Relief

A Lie Agreed Upon runs through Oct. 24, 2021, at The Gamm Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI. All theater goers must wear masks in the theater and provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test. Tickets may be obtained at the box office, online at gammtheatre.org or by calling 401.723.4266MORE

Michael Renzi, former ‘Sesame Street’ musical director, dies

Michael Renzi, former ‘Sesame Street’ musical director, dies

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Michael Renzi, who during a storied musical career worked with Peggy Lee, Mel Tormé, Lena Horne and some of the other biggest names in jazz and pop, and who for years was also the musical director of “Sesame Street,” has died. He was 80. Renzi died Wednesday at Newport Hospital in…MORE

State cultural, arts organizations share $1M in funding

State cultural, arts organizations share $1M in funding

More than 100 cultural, humanities and arts nonprofits in Rhode Island are sharing nearly $1 million in federal funds to help them survive and recover from the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Monday. MORE

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