Providence Performing Arts Center Announces Major Changes to the 2020/2021 Season

Isabelle McCalla and Caitlyn Kinnunen in The Prom on Broadway. Photo: Deen van Meer

Today, J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, President and CEO of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), unveiled a new performance schedule for PPAC’s upcoming 2020/2021 Broadway Season.

“In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and well-being of PPAC’s audiences and staff eclipse everything else – nothing is more important to us. So, in addition to following state and national pandemic guidance, we are taking a very cautious and measured approach to the re-opening of our theatre,” Singleton said. “PPAC will establish best practices, performed at the highest possible level, to enhance patron safety; more information and details will be announced at a later date. The 2020/2021 Broadway Season will begin with the national tour opening of The Prom, January 23-29, 2021.”

PPAC Subscription Information

Subscribers to the Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series and/or the Encore Series receive a host of special benefits. For this season, a NEW benefit has just been added exclusively for subscribers offering a specially priced parking option at the Clifford Street Garage, located just one block behind the theatre; this facility is managed by ASM Global.

Subscribers receive guaranteed priority seating and have the option to advance order tickets prior to public on-sales, and may choose a subscription payment plan that fits their budget.

Current Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series and Encore Series subscribers will receive information regarding their subscription renewals soon.

The PPAC Box Office window is temporarily closed; however, current and new subscribers can call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) Monday through Thursday, 10A to 3P, or email at any time to learn more about subscribing and payment plans.

Anyone interested in placing a NEW subscription order may contact Sharon Corcoran in Direct Response at (401) 574-3136 Monday through Friday, 9A to 5P.

Discounted admission is available for groups of 10 or more to most of the performances in PPAC’s Broadway Season; for complete information and to order, please contact Group Sales Representative Paul Hiatt at or call (401) 574-3162.

PPAC’s 2020/2021 Broadway Season

The Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series will open in January 2021 with the National Tour launch of the Broadway comedy musical The Prom (January 23 – 29, 2021). The Series includes five other Broadway smash hits: the Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival Oklahoma! (March 2 -7, 2021), Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations (March 30 – April 4, 2021), Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, (April 6 – 11, 2021), Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady (April 20 – 25, 2021), and Mean Girls (June 15 – 20, 2021).

Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece, the RENT 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour will headline the Encore Series on February 12 – 14, 2021. An Officer and a Gentleman will make its Providence premiere on April 16 – 18, 2021.

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show and the ever-popular Jersey Boys return to Providence as Broadway Specials in the Spring of 2021 (performance dates to be announced). The postponed engagement of Dear Evan Hansen will perform at PPAC October 19 – 24, 2021 as a Broadway Special. Tickets for Dear Evan Hansen are currently on sale. Please note that more Broadway specials may be announced.

On sale dates for all of the productions in PPAC’s 2020/2021 Broadway Season will be announced.

Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series

THE PROM – January 23-29, 2021
OKLAHOMA! – March 2-7, 2021
AIN’T TOO PROUD – March 30 – April 4, 2021
MY FAIR LADY – April 20-25, 2021
MEAN GIRLS – June 15-20, 2021

Encore Series

RENT 25th ANNIVERSARY FAREWELL TOUR – February 12-14, 2021
AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN – April 16-18, 2021

Broadway Specials

RIVERDANCE 25th Anniversary Show – Spring 2021; dates TBA
JERSEY BOYS – Spring 2021; dates TBA
DEAR EVAN HANSEN – October 19-24, 2021