Providence Performing Arts Center Invites Everyone to “Indulge Your Love of Broadway” during 2017/2018, celebrating 40 Years of Broadway’s Best.
The biggest news around the Providence Performing Arts Center’s 2017-2018 season isn’t about next season at all. Instead, it’s that Hamilton—yes, that Hamilton—will play here in Providence the season after.
While we’ll all have to wait until the 2018/2019 season for this Broadway smash, the right time to buy a PPAC season subscription is RIGHT NOW since subscribers are guaranteed tickets for Hamilton’s run here. If history repeats itself during Hamilton’s national tour, tickets could be hard to come by!
But back to the 2017/2018 Broadway Season.
The TACO/White Family Foundation Broadway Series is, of course, full of showstoppers and surprises: “Fun Home,” “Finding Neverland,” “Love Never Dies,” “On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Musical,” “The Bodyguard,” “An American In Paris” and Something Rotten!
In addition, The Encore Series includes the national tour launch of Broadway staple “Les Misérables” and the return of Kinky Boots—the 2013 Best Musical Tony Award Winner that also shot Cyndi Lauper to Broadway fame when she won Best Score (same year) on her first Tony nomination.
Listen, if you haven’t seen “Kinky Boots” and you buy tickets to but one of PPAC’s shows next season, make it that one. I took my mother the first time it played here, during its 2015 national tour, and watching her laugh throughout the production—except, of course, at the sad parts—was one of the best afternoons I’ve ever spent.
Personally, I’ve got my eye on “Finding Neverland.” The first musical I ever saw live was “Peter Pan,” way back in the 1980s in Boston and it was what hooked me on this particular genre of entertainment.
Once again, PPAC is delivering an A+ season, making Broadway-level shows accessible right here in Providence. Bravo!