Feb 2, 2011

DPAC RISES TO #9 IN NATIONAL ATTENDANCE RANKING

2.2.11- DPAC RISES TO #9 IN NATIONAL ATTENDANCE RANKING.

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ADDS TO THEIR LAURELS


DURHAM, NC – DPAC, the Durham Performing Arts Center breaks into the top 10 and is now ranked ninth among US Theatres, according to Pollstar magazine’s year-end rankings for 2010, based on reported attendance. With this stellar rating DPAC is now ready to host another season of extraordinary fan experiences combining superb events and world class customer service.

Pollstar Magazines 2010 Year End Ticket Sales:
US Ranking Theatre City:

  1. Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
  2. Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA
  3. Theater at MSG New York, NY
  4. Colosseum at Caesars Las Vegas, NV
  5. Nokia Theatre LA Live Los Angeles, CA
  6. Fabulous Fox Theatre St Louis, MO
  7. Benedum Center Pittsburgh, PA
  8. Fox Theatre Detroit, MI
  9. DPAC Durham, NC
  10. Broward Ctr. Fort Lauderdale, FL

“If you haven’t been to DPAC yet there is no better time than this winter and spring. We have over fifty different performances to choose from. Our mission is to present unique, one-of-a-kind live entertainment events. From Broadway to concerts, comedy to family shows… there really is something for everyone at DPAC,” said Bob Klaus, GM at DPAC.

Next up is the Tony Award winning musical In the Heights. And comedy will reign supreme with heavy hitters Jerry Seinfeld and Carol Burnett; both sellout performers are bringing their unique brand of humor to DPAC fans. Superstar Diana Ross will usher in her sellout show, and American classic John Mellencamp will make his debut this spring, as well. A complete schedule is below.

Tickets to these and all DPAC shows are available through Ticketmaster outlets including Crabtree Valley Mall, and DPAC Ticket Center, by calling 919-680-2787 or via the Internet at www.DPACnc.com.

2011 Winter- Spring Schedule for DPAC (as of Feb 1)
Feb. 4-5: The Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Feb. 9: The Temptations and The Four Tops
Feb. 11: Rickey Smiley
Feb. 12: Jerry Seinfeld*
Feb. 17: An Evening of Entertainment
Feb. 18-20: Madagascar Live!
Feb 22-27: In the Heights
March 1: John Mellencamp
March 2: Daniel O’Donnell
March 3: Brian Regan
March 4: Eryka Badu
March 6: Celtic Woman
March 7: An Evening with Garrison Keillor
March 11: Diana Ross*
March 15-20: Blue Man Group
March 22: Wanda Sykes
March 23: Rodney Carrington
April1: Disney’s Live! presents Mickey’s Magic Show
April 2: Laughter & Reflection with Carol Burnett*
April 5-10: Shrek the Musical
April 12: Yanni in Concert
April 19-20: Avenue Q
May 6: El DeBarge
May 10-15: Hair
May 17: Chris Botti with the North Carolina Symphony
May 21: Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers*
May 22: Imagination Movers
May 24-25: Monty Python’s Spamalot
June 9 – July 24: American Dance Festival
*Denotes sold out shows

 

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About DPAC
The Durham Performing Arts Center is a 2,700 capacity multi-use theatre that features the hottest Broadway and family shows, high-profile concerts and incredible special events. Listed four times in the top 50 in Pollstar magazine’s Top Theater Venues, and currently ranked #9 in US Theaters. DPAC has become a beacon of energy in the Triangle and the region’s new home for world-class live entertainment. Operated under the direction of Nederlander and PFM, DPAC is also home of the SunTrust Broadway Series with over 10,000 season ticket holders and show stopping Broadway engagements of Disney’s The Lion King, In The Heights and much, much more. For...