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Photo Coverage: RAGTIME Returns - Opening Night Party

The thrilling new Broadway production of RAGTIME at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street) officially opened yesterday, Sunday, November 15, 2009. BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there as the cast and its supporters headed to big opening night party!

One of the most eagerly anticipated productions of this Broadway season is the revival of Ragtime, a musical adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's novel: a complex turn-of-the-20th-century tapestry that weaves together stories of a WASP family, an African-American musician and a Jewish immigrant as they make their way in the new New World.

The John F. Kennedy Center's new production of Terrence McNally,Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Tony Award® winning musical RAGTIME, based on the E.L. Doctorow novel, features direction and choreography by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and a majestic 28-piece orchestra led by musical director James Moore.

RAGTIME features a company of 40, starring Ron Bohmer(Father),Quentin Earl Darrington (Coalhouse Walker Jr.), Christiane Noll(Mother), Robert Petkoff (Tateh), Bobby Steggert (Mother's Younger Brother), Stephanie Umoh (Sarah), with Christopher Cox (The Little Boy), Sarah Rosenthal (The Little Girl), Mark Aldrich (Willie Conklin),Aaron Galligan-Stierle (Henry Ford), Jonathan Hammond(Harry Houdini), Dan Manning (Grandfather), Michael X. Martin (J.P. Morgan),Mike McGowan (Stanford White), Donna Migliaccio (Emma Goldman),Josh Walden (Harry K. Thaw), Savannah Wise (Evelyn Nesbit), Eric Jordan Young (Booker T. Washington).

RAGTIME also features Sumayya AliTerence ArchieCorey Bradley,Jayden Brockington,Benjamin Cook, Carey Rebecca Brown, Jennifer EvansCarly HughesLisa KarlinValisia LeKaeJames MoyeTracyLynn Olivera, Mamie ParrisBryonha ParhamNicole PowellKaylie RubinaccioArbender J. RobinsonBenjamin SchraderWallace Smith,Catherine WalkerJim Weaver, Kylil Christopher Williams.

RAGTIME is produced by Kevin McCollumRoy FurmanScott Delman,Roger BerlindMax CooperTom Kirdahy/Devlin ElliottJeffrey A. Sine,Stephanie McClellandRoy Miller, LAMS Productions, Jana Robbins,Sharon KarmazinEric Falkenstein/Morris BerchardWendy Federman,Jamie deRoySheila SteinbergLauren StevensIndependent Presenters Network, Held-Haffner Productions, HRH Foundation and Emanuel Azenberg in association with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing ArtsMarcia Milgrom Dodge's production debuted at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater on April 18 and played a sold out limited engagement through May 17, 2009. The celebrated production team includes scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Santo Loquasto, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Acme Sound Partners, hair and wig design by Edward J. Wilson and orchestrations byWilliam David Brohn.

RAGTIME originally opened on Broadway on January 18, 1998 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The musical garnered four Tony Awards® including Best Book, Original Score and Best Orchestrations. The beloved Ahrens and Flaherty score features some of the award-winning team's best-known songs including the title song, "Make Them Hear You" and the anthem "The Wheels of a Dream."

RAGTIME tickets prices are $46.50, $86.50 and $126.50 (including $1.50 facility fee) and available by calling Ticketmaster at 212-307-4100 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

RAGTIME will play the following schedule: Tues. eve. at 7p; Wed., Thurs., Fri. and Sat. eve at 8p, Wed. and Sat. mat. at 2p; Sun. mat. at 3p. Dark Mon.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: RAGTIME Returns - Opening Night Party
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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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