In what will be a season so big and special it can only be called epic, the Providence Performing Arts Center announced the lineup today for its much anticipated 2018/2019 Broadway Season. It features eleven Broadway shows with three national tour launches right here in Providence.

In today’s announcement to a packed audience in the historic theater lobby, PPAC President J.L. “Lynn” Singleton proudly noted "the runway for Broadway product has never been better" given the quality and caliber of shows coming to Providence. He called it a “very current season” with ten of the shows presently performing on Broadway and one having recently closed. 

PPAC has been the theater of choice for launching eighteen National Tours since 2008, including three in this year’s series – Miss Saigon, Cats and The Band’s Visit. While there are some spectacular shows in the series, including beloved classics like Cats and new favorites like The Band’s Visit, the headliner is of course the acclaimed Tony-winning musical Hamilton, which will headline in Providence for a three-week run this summer. It's sure to be the hottest ticket in town!  

The 2018/2019 Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series features:

MISS SAIGON
September 21-30, 2018
National Tour Launch

ANASTASIA
November 27-December 2, 2018

CATS
January 22-27, 2019
National Tour Launch

ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
February 5 – 10, 2019

SCHOOL OF ROCK
February 26-March 3, 2019

WAITRESS THE MUSICAL
May 28-June 2, 2019

THE BAND’S VISIT
Dates tbd
National Tour Launch

HAMILTON
July 23 – August 11, 2019

 

The Theater also announced its 2018/2019 Encore Series which includes:

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
March 21-31,2019

THE BOOK OF MORMON
April 23-28,2019

JERSEY BOYS
May 10-12, 2019


Located in the heart of Providence’s arts and entertainment district, the theater opened as Loew’s Movie Palace on October 6, 1928 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The stage house was expanded in 1995, a state-of-the-art sound system was installed in 1996, and the Grand Lobby and Arcade were painstakingly restored to their 1928 splendor in 1998. The theater celebrates its 90th anniversary as the Lowes State Theatre Building and will host a celebration on October 13, 2018 that is free and open to the public. 

For more information on the upcoming season or to buy tickets, visit www.ppacri.org.