The Providence Performing Arts Center announced its 2018/2019 season with an “epic” lineup of Broadway shows, in addition to celebrating its 90th anniversary. The theater will host three tour-opening shows this season: "Miss Saigon," "The Band's Visit" (currently on Broadway in NYC) and "Cats." The highlight of the season is "Hamilton," which will be on stage in the summer of 2019.
September 21–30, 2018
This “dynamite Broadway revival” (The New Yorker) tells the epic story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim. In a bar run by a notorious character called The Engineer, Kim meets an American G.I. — an encounter that will change all of their lives forever.
November 27–December 2, 2018
This “monster hit” (The New York Times) transports you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat, to help her find her home, love and family.
January 22–27, 2019
Winner of seven Tony Awards, "Cats" tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.
Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
February 5–10, 2019
In "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," Willy Wonka opens his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams.
School of Rock
February 26–March 3, 2019
Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star-turned-substitute teacher, who transforms a class of straight-A students into grade-A rockers.
May 28–June 2, 2019
"Waitress" tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, who wants to escape her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county — and the town’s new doctor — may offer her a chance at a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
The Band’s Visit
Performance Dates Will Be Announced at a Later Date
The musical tells the story of an Egyptian Police Band who are sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert, after a mix-up at the border. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals, whose lives become intertwined in the most surprising ways.
June 23–August 11, 2019
This is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War, and was the nation’s first Treasury Secretary.
And be sure to check out Stomp (April 12–13, 2019) and shows from the Encore Series, featuring the return of "The Phantom of the Opera" (March 21–31, 2019), "The Book of Mormon" (April 23–28, 2019), and "Jersey Boys" (May 10–12, 2019).