DURHAM, N.C. -- The Durham Performing Arts Center dazzled even more sellout crowds in the past year.         

The venue closed its 2017-2018 season, which ended June 30, with a record 130 sellout performances, which is a record.

In all, 488,900 guests attended the performances.

“All of us at DPAC strive every day to give our guests an outstanding live entertainment experience which has helped us become one of the nation’s top theaters,” said Bob Klaus, the general manager of DPAC. “Thanks to the booking strength of Nederlander and PFM, DPAC offers one of the best Broadway, concert and comedy line-ups in America. And with great restaurants and convenient freeway access and parking, Durham’s thriving downtown gives DPAC’s guests an exceptional night out.”

DPAC, which opened in 2008, ranks third among theaters as tracked by Pollstar magazine.

Top Five Shows - Broadway at DPAC:

  1. The Phantom of the Opera
  2. Les Misérables
  3. Waitress the Musical
  4. Disney’s Little Mermaid
  5. The Color Purple

Top Five Concert Events:

  1. Bon Iver
  2. Anita Baker
  3. David Byrne
  4. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  5. Diana Krall

Top Five Comedy Events:

  1. Jerry Seinfeld
  2. Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All
  3. Joe Rogan
  4. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous the Tour
  5. Love to Laugh Comedy Tour

Top Five Special Events:

  1. Neil deGrasse Tyson
  2. Dancing with the Stars
  3. Hip Hop Nutcracker
  4. Joe Biden: American Promise Tour
  5. John Cleese

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