The future is bright at the Providence Performing Arts Center


The 2024-25 Broadway Season was introduced at last week’s press conference, and PPAC Chairman Joe Walsh proclaimed that the Future is now, with one of the strongest Broadway shows including Providence in their National tours.

Two of the best begin their cross-country tours at PPAC. “A Beautiful Noise-The Neil Diamond Musical” opens the series, running September 21-28, followed by “Shucks”, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy, which President and CEO J.L Lynn Singleton called “The “Clean Book of Mormon”, October 20-27.

2025 opens with the four-time Tony Award-winning hit, “MJ”, about Michael Jackson’s Dangerous World Tour, January 21-26.

“Life of Pi”, winner of three Tony awards is based on the novel that sold 15 million copies, with special effects and puppetry like nothing ever seen on stage. At PPAC February 11-16.

“I Juliet, based on Shakespeare’s most famous love story, asks what would have happened if Juliet didn’t end it all over Romeo. The musical has been a big hit on Broadway and comes to PPAC February 25-March2.

“Some Like It Hot, , winner of four Tony Awards, is at PPAC April 22-27.followed by “Back to the Future June 10-15.

Encore Series

“How many times can you see “Mamma-Mia?” someone asked me.

“As many times as it plays within driving distance. “

The smash hit musical based on the songs of Abba, plays November 12-17, followed by “Riverdance”< April 4-6, “Chicago”, May 2-4, and for the third time, “Hamilton, December 11-22.

“The Cher Show” is here for two dates: February 5 and 6.

Check PPAC’s schedule early and often because there are many surprises coming to the theatre, including a performance by NAS with the R.I. Philharmonic this summer.

Call PPAC at 421-ARTS for more information and reservations or visit


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