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DPAC Performances Continue To Pack The House

Gladys Knight
Courtesy of DPAC

The Durham Performing Arts Center continues to be one of the top theaters and concert halls in the country.

New numbers from the trade magazine, Pollstar, ranks DPAC fourth in the US based on attendance.

Pollstar - 2013 - Top 5-ranked US Theatres:

1-Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY

2-The Colosseum At Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, NV

3-Orpheum Theatre - Minneapolis, MN

4-DPAC - Durham, NC

5-Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE - Los Angeles, CA

Last year DPAC featured 174 performances and 57 shows were sellouts. More than 352,000 guests attended Broadway, comedy shows and concerts. DPAC has been listed in Pollstar's top five for the past four years.

The most attended Broadway Show at DPAC last year was – “How the Grinch Stole Christmas! – The Musical.”

The Top Five DPAC Braodway Shows in 2013:

1-How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - The Musical

2-Disney's Mary Poppins

3-Disney's Beauty and the Beast

4-Sister Act

5-Jekyll & Hyde

DPAC spokesperson Rachel Gragg said in a statement, "DPAC continues to strive towards the goal of offering something for everyone." Numbers show Alabama was the top concert at DPAC and Jerry Seinfeld was the top comedy Act.

The Top Five DPAC Concerts in 2013:


2-Celtic Women

3-Tony Bennett

4-Gladys Knight & The O'Jays

5-Diana Krall

Leoneda Inge is WUNC’s race and southern culture reporter, the first public radio journalist in the South to hold such a position. She also is co-host of the podcast Tested and host of the special podcast series, PAULI. Leoneda is the recipient of numerous awards from AP, RTDNA and NABJ. She’s been a reporting fellow in Berlin and Tokyo. You can follow her on Twitter @LeonedaInge.
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