Ragtime

Opening Date : February 01, 2008
Theater : White Plains Performing Arts Center, White Plains, NY

 

Winner of four 1998 Tony Awards and five 1998 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding New Musical.

This epic new musical paints a nostalgic and powerful portrait of life in turn-of-the-century America.
Based on E.L. Doctorow’s distinguished novel, RAGTIME interweaves three distinct stories that poignantly illustrate history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and love and hate.
The Tony-winning score is just as diverse as the Melting Pot of America that it seeks to recreate. It draws upon traditional Jewish folk sounds to color the haunting music and yearning lyrics of the immigrants, Vaudeville’s outrageous style to capture the spectacle of Evelyn Nesbit, and Joplin and Jazz to invoke the enlivened spirit of Harlem. This astounding musical is sure to delight and inspire our audiences. RAGTIME originally played 834 performances.

The production starred Mark Aldrich, Farah Alvin,
Allison Blackwell, Jerry Dixon, Keithon Gipson,
Rosena M. Hill, Jay Leland Krottinger, Lisa C.M. Lamothe, Zach Landes, Kathryn Markey, Steven Nicholas,
Patricia Noonan. Roubert Ousley, Lauren Piquion,
Patrick Porter, Yurief Rodriguez, Brian Charles Rooney, Mikie Joy Sakanaka, David Simmons, Nicholas Thomas,
David Villella, Nicholas Ward.

Credits

Book by Terrence McNally
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on the novel, Ragtime, by E.L. Doctorow

Directed by Sidney J. Burgoyne
Musical Direction by James Bassi


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