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(Piccadilly Circus) Denman Street
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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.


STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Christiane Noll, Emily Skinner, Adam Heller, Bradley Dean and More in The Rep's FOLLIES
by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2016

One of the most daring and innovative musicals of all time launches The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' 50th anniversary season. Follies, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Goldman and directed by Rob Ruggiero, opened September 7 and runs through October 2 on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE LAST SHIP's Regional Premiere in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of The Last Ship, the semi-autobiographical lyrical musical by the world-renowned musician Sting. Sting wrote the music and lyrics; the book was written by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey. The musical will run from September 16 - October 1, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in character below! (more...)

Stages St. Louis Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

STAGES St. Louis is thrilled to announce its spectacular 31st Season! The 2017 Season includes Andrew Lloyd Webber's inspiring JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, Dolly Parton's 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL, Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, and our TYA version of SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL. According to Artistic Director Michael Hamilton, the season "explores the triumphant powers of family, friendship, loyalty, and community in an ever challenging world." The fun kicks off June 2nd and runs through October 8th, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Aurora's MAMMA MIA - Production Photos!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

More than 60 million people in 40 countries on six different continents have reveled in Mamma Mia!, the iconic musical about love and friendship, of lost dreams and that last chance to make it right, all set to the music of ABBA, one of the most popular bands in the world.  (more...)

Adam Szymkowicz, Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen and Josefina Lopez Tapped for Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce three additional Traveling Masters events for the fall: Adam Szymkowicz (Clown Bar), Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen (Tuck Everlasting), and Josefina Lopez (Real Women Have Curves). (more...)

Bobby Steggert Speaks Out on #FairWageOnStage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

A new hashtag was been has been showing up on social media pages recently, popular among members of Actors' Equity. #FairWageOnStage is the slogan promoting a minimum salary increase for the Off-Broadway contract that expires on November 6th. (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to Welcome Original Broadway Stars on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder announced today that three members from the original Broadway Production - Kristen Hahn, Jennifer Smith, and Catherine Walker - will join the cast of the First National Tour. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: See OCTOBER SKY's Kyle Selig and Company Preview Tunes in Rehearsal at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Sep 7, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run September 10 - October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. Below, watch Kyle Selig and the cast of OCTOBER SKY perform the songs 'Look to the Stars' and 'Big Creek Missile Agency' in rehearsal at The Old Globe! (more...)

CALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFF Enters Final Performances at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

2016 United Solo Festival will present writer/performer Mimi Quillin in her solo piece, Call Fosse at the Minskoff, on Saturday, September 17 at 2pm, Thursday, September 22 at 9pm, Friday, September 23 at 9pm and Monday, September 26 at 9pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway).  (more...)

Hale Center Theater Orem to Produce CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Nominated for four Tony awards, including Best Musical, this delightfully entertaining show was created by a Tony Award-winning 'dream team,' with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime) and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray). (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Ramin Karimloo to Return to Broadway as 'Gleb' in ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The producers of the new musical Anastasia, opening on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), have just announced that Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo will star as Gleb. (more...)

Sting to Attend THE LAST SHIP Regional Premiere Tonight in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company is hosting world-renowned musical icon, Sting, author of their production of THE LAST SHIP, in the audience for tonight's performance. (more...)

There's a New Glamour Cat in Town! Mamie Parris to Succeed Leona Lewis as 'Grizabella' in CATS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that Broadway veteran Mamie Parris will assume the iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. (more...)

Video Roundup: Meet Broadway's New 'Grizabella' - Mamie Parris!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

As announced earlier today, Broadway veteran Mamie Parris will assume the iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. Parris, who currently stars as 'Patty' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest smash hit School of Rock - The Musical, will succeed pop star Leona Lewis in the role. Get to know Parris with clips from some of her performances below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at David Zinn's FUN HOME National Tour Set Model
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The National Tour of FUN HOME, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will officially launch this fall at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, October 2-22, 2016. This week, the company met the press, and BroadwayWorld has a peek at designer David Zinn's touring set model below! (more...)

Transport Group Announces 2016-17 Season: PICNIC and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA - William Inge in Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Drama Desk and OBIE-winning Transport Group will present Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, two plays in rotating repertory as the centerpiece of its 2016-17 season.  Performances begin Thursday, February 23 and run through Sunday, April 23 at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street.  The opening night has been set for Sunday, March 26. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Michael Perlman, Michael Berresse and More Among Directors for NAMT's 2016 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the directors for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run now through October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley to Chat Health and Careers at The Drama Book Shop This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will welcome three-time Tony Award-nominee Marin Mazzie and her husband Jason Danieley for an intimate discussion about life in the theatre and Mazzie's ongoing healing therapy to fight ovarian cancer. The Monday, October 17th 5:00pm discussion is free to the public. (more...)

John Barrowman Hosts and More Tickets Released for DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2016

John Barrowman has been confirmed as the performing emcee for the European premiere of Disney's Broadway Hits at the Royal Albert Hall next month, as a small number of extra tickets are released for this hugely popular show. (more...)

LIBERACE! Re-Dazzles at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Liberace! returns September 30 and runs until October 16, 2016, in the Next Stage at Theatre Memphis as an encore performance of the 2015 summer fundraising hit. Featuring Gary Beard as the title character, this moving and highly entertaining tribute to the performer and musician famous for his charm, glitz, and glamour relives the highs (and lows) of Liberace's prolific life revealing the real person behind the persona. Interwoven with a rollicking piano score spanning classical and popular music from Chopin to "Chopsticks" and Rachmaninoff to Ragtime, this production will have the audiences cheering the life of a unique American icon. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Anita Louise Combe Sings 'Back To Before' from RAGTIME
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2016

Earl Carpenter, who starred in the West End and on Broadway as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and Inspector Javert in Les Miserables, and West End star Anita Louise Combe, Tessie Tura in Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre and both Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly in Chicago, head the cast of a major new actor-musician production of Ragtime at Charing Cross Theatre. Click below to watch Anita Louise Combe, as Mother, singing Ragtime's 'Back To Before' in the recording studio! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Travel to Russia in New Trailer for ANASTASIA on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2016

The new musical Anastasia will begin previews on March 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). The musical just unveiled a new trailer for its Broadway run, featuring the show's signature song 'Journey to the Past.' Check it out below! (more...)

RAGTIME Releases Its First Picture - Meet Coalhouse Walker Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Ako Mitchell stars as Harlem musician Coalhouse Walker Jr., one of the central characters in the musical 'Ragtime'. This stunning new actor-musician version, with a cast led by West End and Broadway stars EARL CARPENTER and  ANITA LOUISE COMB, will follow critically acclaimed 'Titanic' as the second in-house production at Charing Cross Theatre. (more...)

Big Noise 2016 Presents Season Finale SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Big Noise Theatre Company, a division of Winnetka Theatre, announces their final show of the 2016 season, Seussical, the Musical, brought to you by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty who wrote 'Ragtime' and 'Once on This Island'. This show celebrates family and love, and shows us that 'anything's possible!' (more...)

Fiddlehead Theatre Company Presents Boston Premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, today announce the cast and production team for the exclusive Boston premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: The Musical.  Priscilla will run for 10 performances from September 30- October 9, 2016, at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre (265 Tremont Street, Boston).  This spectacular production will star Broadway's Larry Daggett (Ragtime) as Bernadette, the dignified "Mother" figure leading a trio of glamorous drag performers on the ride of their lives across the Australian Outback.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY's West Coast Debut at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run now through October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Musical A DOG STORY to Bark Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

A Dog Story, a new musical with music and lyrics by Gayla D. Morgan (Mary - A Musical) and book by Eric H. Weinberger (Class Mothers '68 starring Priscilla Lopez), will play off-Broadway at The Black Box at The Davenport Theater (354 W. 45th Street) beginning November 3rd with the official opening scheduled for November 17th. The show is produced by Seaglass Theatrical and co-produced by Waterfront Theatrics and Martha Robinson. (more...)

Frank Vlastnik Completes Cast for THE WRONG BOX Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Death takes a humorous turn in The Wrong Box, The Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Utah Regional Premiere of THE LAST SHIP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of The Last Ship, the semi-autobiographical lyrical musical by the world-renowned musician Sting. Sting wrote the music and lyrics; the book was written by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey. The musical opens tonight, September 16, and runs through October 1, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SISTER ACT at the Mainstage Theatre at the Springer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

'Sister Act,' the hit Broadway musical adapted from the hit Whoop Goldberg movie about a singer who witnesses a hit and hides in a convent among the nuns, is getting ready to hit the Springer. The musical has lots more singing, dancing and laughs than the movie and the excitement of seeing the story unfold live. 'Sister Act' opens Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Mainstage Theatre at the Springer. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below (more...)

Broadway's ANASTASIA Pre-Sale Begins; Single Tickets on Sale Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Producers Stage Entertainment USA, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky) and Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) today announce that tickets for the new musical, Anastasia are on sale exclusively for American Express Card Members. (more...)

Marimba Band Makes the Valley Ring at FREE CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

MusicaNova Orchestra presents the second in its series of free community concerts as the Sonoran Marimba Band takes the stage Sunday, October 9 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM at Scottsdale Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Hayden and Osborn Roads.  Admission is free, and donations to support the series will be accepted. (more...)

United Solo Festival Presents CALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

2016 United Solo Festival will present writer/performer Mimi Quillin in her solo piece, Call Fosse at the Minskoff,  on Saturday, September 17 at 2pm, Thursday, September 22 at 9pm, Friday, September 23 at 9pm, and Monday, September 26 at 9pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway.) Tickets are $20.25 and may be obtained through Telecharge.com or (212) 239-6200.  September 22 and September 26 performances are sold out. More info: http://unitedsolo.org/us/callfosse-2016/. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

BWW Preview: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Platte Valley Players
by Chris Arneson - Sep 15, 2016

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Full Casting Announced for Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its season opening production, A Raisin in the Sun, a classic Lorraine Hansberry's drama, directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Mel Brooks, & More to Receive National Medal of Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

It was announced today that a number of Broadway veterans are set to be awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama later this month. (more...)

BWW Review: LUCKY STIFF: Loosey-goosey Fun For All
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 13, 2016

Stoneham Theatre has a lively hit on its hands with the Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty 1980s musical murder mystery farce, LUCKY STIFF. The rom-com romp stars young company alum Andrew Barbato, with direction by Caitlin Lowans, choreography by Ilyse Robbins, and music direction by Bethany Aiken. It's a madcap journey to Monte Carlo with a rich, dead uncle, mistaken identity, slamming doors, romance, and great songs. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Journey to the Past with Footage from the Hartford Stage Production of ANASTASIA
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2016

Journey to the past with some newly released footage from this summer's premiere Hartford Stage run of the new Broadway musical, Anastasia.  (more...)

Classic Musical OLIVER! Opens Saint Sebastian Player's Season Oct. 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) open the company's 36th season with Oliver! with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. Performances run October 21-November 13 at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey (enter on Marshfield), Chicago. (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

Mimi Quillin to Bring CALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFF to United Solo 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

2016 United Solo Festival will present writer/performer Mimi Quillin in her solo piece, Call Fosse at the Minskoff, on Saturday, September 17 at 2pm, Thursday, September 22 at 9pm and Monday, September 26 at 9pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway).  (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

Broadway's Darlesia Cearcy to Perform at FPAC Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Broadway guest artist Darlesia Cearcy headlines a special one-night-only show at the Franklin Performing Arts Company's annual Gala on Saturday, September 24. (more...)

Tune in Alert: Norm Lewis to Sing National Anthem at US Open at 4pm on ESPN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

Today at 4pm on ESPN, Norm Lewis will perform the 'Star Spangled-Banner' ahead of the US Open men's final. He also will be joined by the United States Marine Corps for the traditional unfurling of the court-sized flag during the performance. Broadway is all over the sports world this weekend, with a performance yesterday by Renee Elise Goldsberry, and also today by Kristin Chenoweth on Sunday Night Football. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Norm Lewis Sings National Anthem at US Open!
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2016

Today Norm Lewis, joined by the US Marine Corps performed the 'Star Spangled-Banner' ahead of the US Open men's final and we've got the video!.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Joanna Connor Returns with 'Six String Stories'
by Tory Gates - Sep 10, 2016

'It was pretty hardcore, you sink or swim; I went into the deep end of the pool, but I was determined and I was just thrilled to be jamming with these guys. Meeting Otis Rush; playing with Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Junior Wells. I can't believe I'm actually doing all this! I was 22, 23 years old.' (more...)

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