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The Moms of Broadway: Spotlight on Mother and Sarah

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As Mother's Day approaches, we've got matriarchs on our mind. Some of Broadway's most iconic characters are moms- bold and brave, loving and nurturing- and we think they deserve an ovation. We're celebrating Broadway's most beloved maternal figures.

Today's spotlight is on the moms of Ragtime, Mother and Sarah.


The Moms of Broadway: Spotlight on Mother and Sarah

Meet the Moms:

The house on the hill in New Rochelle is Mother's domain, and her life is turned upside-down when she finds a baby belonging to another young mother, Sarah. While Sarah dreams of a better future for her child, Mother must come to terms with the part she wants to play within her own family, and in a larger sense, in the her changing world.

Most Motherly Musical Moments:

"See them running down the beach.
Children run so fast
Toward the future
From the past.
There they stand,
Making footprints in the sand,
And forever, hand in hand,
Our children.
Two small lives,
Silhouetted by the blue,
One like me
And one like you.
Our children."

-Our Children

"Beyond that road
Beyond this lifetime
That car full of hope
Will always gleam
With the promise of happiness
And the freedom he'll live to know
He'll travel with head held high
Just as far as his heart can go
And he will ride
Our son will ride
On the wheels of a dream"

-Wheels of a Dream

If They Were a Flower...

Sarah would be lavender- calming and gentle, while Mother would be an orchid- nurturing but complex.


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