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Piccadilly Theatre (London, )
(Piccadilly Circus) Denman Street
London,

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Based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow

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. RAGTIME is not only a powerful portrait of life in turn-of-the-century America, but a relevant tale for today. Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens ("Once On This Island," "Seussical," "Lucky Stiff"), noted playwright Terrence McNally, ("Kiss of the Spider Woman", "Master Class"), and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, the musical intertwines the stories of three extraordinary families, as they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America. The Tony-winning score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty is just as diverse as the melting pot of America itself. It draws upon many musical styles from the ragtime rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley to the klezmer of the Lower East Side, from bold brass band marches to delicate waltzes, from up-tempo banjo tunes to period parlor songs and expansive anthems.



Featured are such show stopping songs as "Getting Ready Rag," "Your Daddyís Son," "Wheels of a Dream," "Till We Reach That Day," "Back To Before," and "Make Them Hear You." This thrilling musical is sure to inspire actors and audiences alike! Book by Terrence McNally; music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Presented by Mesa Encore Theatre at the Farnsworth Studio.



HAMILTON Dates Announced at Fabulous Fox Theatre, Full Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

The Fabulous Fox Theatre announces an incredible season of St. Louis premiers and classic musicals in the 2017-2018 U.S. Bank Broadway Series. The season will include the previously announced HAMILTON making its Fox Theatre debut April 3-22, 2018 for a limited three-week engagement. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lily Tomlin Visits Broadway's ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

ANASTASIA is among the latest to hit Broadway, starting previews just this week on March 23; however, the show is already drawing in familiar faces. On Friday night, the company was visited by GRACE AND FRANKIE star Lily Tomlin who got the star treatment with a trip backstage to visit with the cast and composers Lynn Aherns and Stephen Flaherty. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 3/24 - CONCERT FOR AMERICA and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Chicago you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 3/24 - CALENDAR GIRLS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Dallas you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 3/24 - CALENDAR GIRLS and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Detroit you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 3/24 - IN CONCERT at the Smith Centre and more!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Las Vegas you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 3/24 - IN CONCERT at the Smith Centre and more! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/24 - A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/24 - A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 3/24 - Sousatzka Opens and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Toronto you might have missed this week and more! Sousatzka Opens and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 3/24 - Wicked Storms Sydney and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Australia you might have missed this week and more! Wicked Storms Sydney and More! (more...)

Brian Mulay's THE LOVE CURRICULUM Cabaret Musical Headed to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Mulay Initiatives presents The Love Curriculum, an entertaining evening of song and dance exploring our universal journey in the pursuit of love, written and performed by Brian Mulay (Yank, A New Musical).   (more...)

ANASTASIA Announces New Block of Tickets on Sale Through January 7, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Producers Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening) today announce a new block of tickets through January 7, 2018 and digital lottery for all available performances. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know ANASTASIA?
by Alan Henry - Mar 23, 2017

How well do you know Anastasia? We wanted to find out now that she'll officially bow on Broadway for the first time tonight! Take our quiz below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Vicki Lewis in GYPSY at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Let us entertain you with one of America's most beloved classic musicals! March brings the dazzling stage hit Gypsy to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's stage. Inspired by the memoirs of the legendary burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee, this story follows the dreams and efforts of a powerhouse stage mother to get her two daughters into show business. Scroll down for a first look at Vicki Lewis and more in action! (more...)

Ed Dixon's 'GEORGIE' Headed to Barrington Stage; Joe Iconis and More Set for 2017 Special Events!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Michele Weathers, announced today a special production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, as well as three special events, during their upcoming 2017 season. (more...)

BWW Review: JEKYLL & HYDE at the Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Mar 22, 2017

To start, this article will probably not do this incredible production justice. The Engeman's latest, Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical is absolutely electrifying and the Broadway caliber cast is positively glorious. This is, without a doubt, a must see for the season. And by the reaction of the sold out audience on opening night, you may want to get your tickets quickly as this runs through April 30th. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 3/14/2017 - 3/21/2017
by - Mar 21, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 3/14/2017 - 3/21/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: T Schreiber Studio/Theatre Presents the Second Full Length Play of their 48th Season LOOSE ENDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Michael Weller's comedy Loose Ends, opened on March 15th at T. Schreiber Studio (TSS). The play runs through April 15th at the award-winning T. Schreiber Studio located at 151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor (between 6th & 7th Ave.), New York. (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre is Rapturous
by Charles Shubow - Mar 21, 2017

Do not miss this spectacular presentation of the Tony Award-Winning musical. (more...)

BWW Preview: IN CONCERT at The Smith Center For The Performing Arts
by Debbie Hall - Mar 21, 2017

The blending of the music of Broadway and the Las Vegas Strip returns for an encore performance with vocalist Daniel Emmet and virtuoso pianist Philip Fortenberry. 'In Concert,' with special guest cellist Lindsey Springer, will be performed at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on March 27. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Cast in New CBS Pilot PERFECT CITIZEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

According to Deadline, Broadway veteran Brian Stokes Mitchell has been cast as a series regular in the new CBS legal drama, Perfect Citizen. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks Motherhood, 'Beauty & the Beast' & More on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, 'Beauty and the Beast' star and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald explained how she got some flack from President Obama when she received an award from him. (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory Proudly Announce their 2017-18 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On Monday, March 20, 2017, Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training proudly announced their 2017-18 seasons in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Jerry Zucker's INTERMISSION! THE MUSICAL!, RIDE THE CYCLONE, HUNCHBACK and More Slated for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced an incredible seven-show lineup for its 2017/18 season, which includes a mix of regional premieres, contemporary hits, a classic, a national tour direct from Broadway and a thrilling world premiere. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE, THE HUMANS and More Set for Boch Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????The Boch Center announced today that THE COLOR PURPLE, winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, THE HUMANS, winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play, the holiday classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL, and THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER, a holiday mash-up for the entire family, will anchor its upcoming 2017-18 show season at the Shubert Theatre. (more...)

ANASTASIA Original Broadway Cast Recording Coming in June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Just announced, the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical Anastasia will be released by Broadway Records.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: JEKYLL & HYDE Takes Opening Night Bows at the John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater's prduction of JEKYLL & HYDE opened last night and BroadwayWorld was there! Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse, JEKYLL & HYDE has mesmerized audiences the world over. An evocative tale of two men, one a doctor, passionate and romantic, and the other, a terrifying madman, and two women, one beautiful and trusting and the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both unaware of his dark secret. Their story unfolds in this gripping musical thriller resplendent with a sumptuous score including the unforgettable, 'This is the Moment,' 'Someone Like You' and 'A New Life.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 19, 2017
by - Mar 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of JEKYLL & HYDE Celebrates Opening Night at the John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater's prduction of JEKYLL & HYDE opened last night and BroadwayWorld was at the after party to celebrate the occasion.  (more...)

Photo Flash: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Takes a Mug Shot, MISS SAIGON Has a Sit Down, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week originator Max von Essen is back showing of a great looking group of mug shots from MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, HAMILTON co-stars pause for a snapshot, and the ladies of SUNSET BOULEVARD are looking beautiful as always. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Josh Groban, Andrew Rannells & More Gender Swap at Broadway Backwards!
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2017

Broadway Backwards on March, 13, 2017, where men sing songs intended for women and vice versa without changing pronouns, shattered fundraising records, bringing in an impressive $522,870 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. (more...)

Wendy Mae Brown, Cavin Cornwall, and More Announced for THE COLOR PURPLE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????An all-star West End cast is announced today for a one night only concert version of The Color Purple at London's Cadogan Hall on Sunday 21 May at 6.00pm. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre Announces Its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) today announced its 58th Main Stage season, including two blockbuster musicals, two plays with very different views of family, and a wildly theatrical version of Grimm's fairy tales. (more...)

Imelda Staunton-Led WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Hit Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Following the enormously successful opening of James Macdonald's new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway, producers today announced the forthcoming live broadcast of the play to cinemas throughout the UK and beyond as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

The Greenville Little Theatre presents its 92nd Dazzling Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) is delighted to present its 2017 - 2018 92nd Dazzling Season! (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): LUCKY STIFF's Bruno and Kramer
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 17, 2017

Cast members - the hardest working man in Music City show business Patrick Kramer and the outrageously funny Katie Bruno - from director Jason Tucker's cast found time from their rigorous rehearsal schedule to take on our Friday 5 (+1) questions to offer us some insider information about the show and what makes them tick, after a theatrical fashion. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Ragtime at Ford's Theatre, SPAMILTON in Chicago, SWSX coverage in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

JITNEY's Keith Randolph Smith to Lead Reading of Marcus Gardley's 'A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Acting Company will continue its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with the first New York City reading of Marcus Gardley's Atlanta-based reinvention of Moliere, A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes: Or, The Gospel of Tartuffe on Monday, March 20th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nathaniel Hackmann and More in JEKYLL & HYDE at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents JEKYLL & HYDE, running now through Sunday, April 30, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kevin McAllister, Tracy Lynn Oliver, Nova Y. Payton, Jonathan Atkinson and More in RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society presents the musical Ragtime directed by Peter Flynn, choreographed by Michael Bobbitt and with Music Direction by Christopher Youstra. Ragtime is currently playing thru May 20, 2017, at historic Ford's Theatre. (more...)

After Handling RAGTIME Controversy with Grace, NJ High School Recognized by Music Theatre International
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Music Theatre International (MTI), the world's leading licensor of musical theatre has awarded the Courage In Theatre Award to Cherry Hill High School East for their current production of Ragtime. (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre
by Heather Nadolny - Mar 16, 2017

Ragtime, currently playing at Ford's Theatre, hits a number of current, resonant themes across multiple notes with powerful ballads and a stellar cast. DC audiences, this is the show we need right now. (more...)

Angelwalk Theatre presents ANY DREAM WILL DO: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

usical theatre company Angelwalk Theatre re-launches with Any Dream Will Do: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber which runs Thursday March 30 to Saturday April 1 at 8pm nightly in the brand-new Lyric Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Any Dream Will Do: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber is conceived by Adrian Marchuk with musical direction and arrangements by Chris Tsujiuchi. It stars Adrian Marchuk, Samantha Hill, Kelly Holiff and Matt Nethersole. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Nathan Lane & More Featured in New Terrence McNally Documentary
by Movies News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The new documentary TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE follows¬†one of the world's most honored and risk-taking playwrights in an immersive exploration of how to ¬ďmake the third act of life as interesting as the first two.¬Ē (more...)

Phoenix Best, Ta'Nika Gibson and Zonya Love to Star in All-New DREAMGIRLS at TUTS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars is excited to introduce the cast for its upcoming production of DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

Peak Performances to Present ALL TERRAIN STRING FESTIVAL: BOLCOM 4X4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Peak Performances will present the All Terrain String Festival: Bolcom 4x4, a three-day festival in which four of the world's foremost string quartets will perform the work of prolific Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer William Bolcom, along with music by a wide variety of other composers, from Mozart to Dizzy Gillespie. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Cynthia Erivo Take on RAGTIME's 'Make Them Hear You' at Broadway Backwards!
by Stage Tube - Mar 15, 2017

At Broadway Backwards 2017, Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo brought the house down with a gospel-infused rendition of "Make Them Hear You" from Ragtime. Her powerful, show-stopping vocals, backed by the Broadway Backwards ensemble, had the audience on its feet cheering for more in a fitting finale to this year's show. (more...)

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