Arden, McGillin, Boykin, Feliciano, McCormick & More Join Daly, Lewis & Salonga in RAGTIME Concert 2/18

RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Does this go back to the "casting without appearance" thread. Salonga and Arden as siblings? I like it! I'm glad they're taking some risks.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
NO! Rob, you're doing it wrong!!!!! You can only announce one name per month!!!! YOU'RE RUINING EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SonofRobbieJ
Broadway Legend
joined:12/10/09
I mean...I know we've been making fun of the roll-out...but it's a pretty damn good cast for a concert.
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Benjamin Schrader's in it too, wow!
https://twitter.com/schrader99/status/292004614860046336

I'm so annoyed by that terrible thread, but you're right. This cast is impressive!
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SonofRobbieJ
Broadway Legend
joined:12/10/09
We can be very Catholic about it, and deny it ever existed!

Just take a cleansing breath!
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
Nope... At this rate, I wouldn't be surprised if it's Nikki Renee Daniels. Apart from Lea, those already cast give me a reaction of "well, of course. They fit that so well."
MenzelManiac
Leading Actor
joined:1/8/05
luvtheEmcee
Broadway Legend
joined:12/9/03
lol, Jordan.

Michael Arden is going to sound GORGEOUS.

As annoyed as I was by the existence of this concert because of that ridiculous thread, I'm really sad to miss it.

Also, psst, it's Felciano.
A work of art is an invitation to love.
SonofRobbieJ
Broadway Legend
joined:12/10/09
BroadwayGuy12
Broadway Star
joined:12/22/07
Michael Arden is going to be great! Wish I could see this.
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Wildcard
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
MenzelManiac, you can make it up to us for that other thread by release a recording of this concert. Whaddya say?
MenzelManiac
Leading Actor
joined:1/8/05
Haha, all I can say is that there is not going to be a professional recording released of the show. That's all I'm able to say. Outside of a private message.
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
I bet Arden will be spectacular. Nice to have him back on the New York stage for the first time in what seems like a while.

As for the believability issues, I'm very of the mind of "it's a concert". If we've had a South Pacific concert with a fifty year old Nellie and a black Emile, then we can do a Ragtime where Salonga and Arden play siblings.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Hopefully, Arden will find time off from his ANGER MANAGEMENT schedule to do more singing and New York Theatre, where he belongs and is loved. Many of the recent BARE reviews mentioned his performance. The same could happen when PIPPIN opens.

Nikki Rene would be a great Sarah, she might become very busy with her happy "condition".

This is turning out to be an exciting cast, please Stafford, my friend, don't screw this up!
somethingwicked
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
Though I doubt it will happen, Anika Noni Rose as Sarah would be an absolute dream.
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MenzelManiac
Leading Actor
joined:1/8/05
There have been a lot of folks who've expressed interest in tickets via PM, so I wanted to pass along this LivingSocial deal we're running. Hopefully this means more of you can come out to the concert. Cheers!

https://www.livingsocial.com/events/590324-ticket-to-ragtime-a-concert-performance