Arden, McGillin, Boykin, Felciano, McCormick & More Join Daly, Lewis & Salonga in RAGTIME Concert 2/18
Manhattan Concert Productions has just announced the following cast members for the upcoming concert performance of Ragtime at Avery Fisher Hall on Monday, February 18, 2013 including Michael Arden as Younger Brother, Philip Boykin as Booker T. Washington, Manoel Felciano as Tateh, Michael McCormick as J.P. Morgan, Howard McGillin as Father and NaTasha Yvette Williams as Sarah's Friend.
The stellar production team for this performance will include: Laurence Olivier Award Nominee Stafford Arima, Director; Broadway vetern David Loud, Music Supervisor; Tony Award Winner Howell Binkley, Lighting Design and Tony Award Nominee Beowulf Boritt, Set Design.
Talks about the casting, the creative team shared "We're thrilled to see this new, non-traditional concert version of Ragtime come to Avery Fisher Hall. With its stellar cast of principals, a large ensemble of Ragtime alums from many different productions and its immensely talented choruses, it will be a telling of E. L. Doctorow's classic to remember. We are proud and happy to support the mission of Manhattan Concert Productions."
And Stafford Arima added that "Reuniting with Lynn, Stephen & Terrence on Ragtime brings me an incredible amount of joy. I was fortunate to be part of the musical's birth in Toronto so directing this concert feels a little bit like coming home. I consider Ragtime to be one of the finest musicals ever written. The material soars and transforms, and since its Broadway debut 15 years ago it continues to touch the hearts of its audience with its breathtaking score and arresting story. It is a timeless piece of theater that never stops to make one think. Thanks to Manhattan Concert Productions, New York City will get to "journey on" with Ragtime and relive its magnificence with an exciting and diverse cast of performers in the glorious Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center."
Ragtime's award-winning score will be brought to life in this unique concert performance. Called by Time Magazine, A triumph for the stage, and by the International Herald Tribune, the best musical in twenty years, this acclaimed musical won 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and won both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score.