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Rent Rocks DPAC Once Again Jan. 28-Feb. 2!

The 20th anniversary tour of Rent, the 1996 Off-Broadway and Broadway and 1998 West End rock opera that changed the face of musicals in general, is back at the Durham Performing Arts Center by popular demand; and the audience couldn’t be happier. With an energetic cast and recognizable music, such as “Seasons of Love,” this… Read More ›

DPAC’s Production of the 20th Anniversary Tour of Rent Proves That Love Endures All

Jonathan Larson’s Rent, which focuses on the lives of several twenty-somethings living the bohemian life in New York City in 1989, has long been a theatrical staple. And, with its colorful, true-to-life characters and universal themes, it’s easy to see why. The 20th Anniversary Tour of the musical, onstage now at Durham Performing Arts CenterRead More ›

If/Then Sings, Dances, and Touches Your Heart at the Durham Performing Arts Center May 26-29

Sometimes in Broadway legend, the understudy takes over for the star and becomes a star on her/his own. In the case of the hit show, If/Then, playing tonight through Sunday evening at the Durham Performing Arts Center, the understudy (Jackie Burns, who stars as Elizabeth) has taken the show on the road; and in a… Read More ›

DPAC’s If/Then Is Fresh, Fun, and Fabulous

If/Then, onstage now at DPAC under the direction of Michael Greif is a relatively new musical that packs a modern, fun, and totally unique punch. It tells the story of Elizabeth (Jackie Burns), a recently divorced woman who is self-admittedly “flirting with forty” and decides to shake things up by relocating to New York City…. Read More ›

The First National Tour of If/Then, playing May 25-29 at the Durham Performing Arts Center, stars (from center) Tamyra Gray, Jackie Burns (white dress), and Matthew Hydzik, plus Anthony Rapp (far right) and English Bernhardt (fourth from right) (photo by Joan Marcus)

On May 24-29 at DPAC, Raleigh’s English Bernhardt Will Join Two Veterans of If/Then on Broadway

Raleigh’s own English Bernhardt will join Jackie Burns and Anthony Rapp, two original Broadway cast members of If/Then, on May 24-29 at the Durham Performing Arts Center, as part of DPAC‘s SunTrust Broadway Series. Burns, who was a standby for 2014 Tony Award® nominee Idina Menzel — who won the 2004 Tony for Best Actress… Read More ›