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RAGTIME to Close on Sunday Jan. 3, 2010

By: Dec. 28, 2009
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The critically acclaimed new production of Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Tony Award® winning musical RAGTIME will play its final performance on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street) on Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. following 28 preview and 57 regular performances.

Producer Kevin McCollum said: "While we're saddened and disappointed to announce that RAGTIME must close, bringing this beautiful and powerful production to Broadway has been a joyous experience. We couldn't have asked for a more talented and dedicated company and creative team or a more passionate team of producers."

Director/Choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge's production of RAGTIME debuted at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater on April 18, 2009 and played a sold out limited engagement through May 17 before transferring to Broadway where it began previews October 23 and officially opened Sunday, November 15, 2009.

Time Magazine named RAGTIME the Best Musical of 2009, the New York Times said "An elegant uplifting production that presents a panoramic vision of America," Associated Press said "Joyous and thrilling, with a joyous score. This is what musical theater is all about" and NY-1 News raved "This Ragtime is one for the ages."

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 Moye, TracyLynn Olivera, Mamie ParrisBryonha ParhamNicole PowellKaylie RubinaccioArbender J. RobinsonBenjamin SchraderWallace Smith,Catherine WalkerJim Weaver, Kylil Christopher Williams.

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

RAGTIME plays 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.