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Joseph Morales (foreground left) stars as Alexander Hamilton (photo © Joan Marcus)

Hamilton Is the Best Show to Come to DPAC Yet!

When a show gets as much hype as the musical phenomenon Hamilton, playing tonight through Sunday, Dec. 2nd, at the Durham Performing Arts Center, as part of DPAC‘s 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series, audiences walk into the theater with expectations. Sometimes, the performance doesn’t live up to those expectations. Sometimes, a show surprises you. Sometimes, a… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present Hamilton on Nov. 6-11, 13-18, and 20-25 and Nov. 27-Dec. 2 as part of its 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series

DPAC’s Hamilton Lives Up to the Hype

Ever since the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) announced that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s much-celebrated Hamilton was coming to its stage, the whole Triangle has gone “Hamilton-crazy.” And, judging by this incredible production, directed by Thomas Kail, no one will be left disappointed. The historical hip-hop musical bursts with energy and incredibly catchy songs right from the… Read More ›

Stars (from left) are Lenne Klingaman, Desi Oakley, and Charity Angél Dawson (photo by Joan Marcus)

The Waitress Women Command Center Stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center May 1-6

With an all-female creative team that includes the singer-songwriter and six-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (who created the original music and lyrics), Adrienne Shelly (screenwriter for the 2007 film), Jessie Nelson (who created the book for the Broadway musical), Lorin Latarro (choreographer), and Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (director), the Broadway hit Waitress the Musical… Read More ›

The cast of the National Tour of Waitress the Musical, playing May 1-6 at DPAC, includes (from left) Charity Angél Dawson, Desi Oakley, and Lenne Klingaman (photo by Joan Marcus)

Female-Led Creative Team Transforms Waitress the Movie into Waitress the Hit Broadway Musical, Which Plays May 1-6 at DPAC

Waitress the Musical, which will play eight performances on May 1-6 at the Durham Performing Arts Center as part of DPAC‘s ultra-crowding-pleasing 2017-18 SunTrust Broadway Series, made Broadway history on April 24, 2016, when it opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, with women occupying all four top positions on its creative team: director, choreographer, composer,… Read More ›

The cast of The Color Purple includes (from left) Bianca Horn, Carrie Compere, Carla R. Stewart, Adrianna Hicks, Erica Durham, Angela Birchett, and Brit West (photo by Matthew Murphy)

The Color Purple Never Fades — It’s a Smash Hit at the Durham Performing Arts Center!

The 2017-18 North American tour of the Tony Award®-winning 2015 Broadway Revival of The Color Purple: The Musical opened to a sell-out crowd last night at the Durham Performing Arts Center, and the cast cracked the walls with their stellar performances. It’s a bonafide smash hit and a revival that’s almost better than the original!… Read More ›