Photo Flash: RAGTIME Begins Performances At Arden Theatre Company

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Old City, Philadelphia opens their 2019-20 season with the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, RAGTIME. Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Seussical and Lucky Stiff), noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, RAGTIME plays the F. Otto Haas Stage from September 19 through October 20, 2019. Called "a triumph for the stage" by TIME Magazine and "the best musical in twenty years" by the International Herald Tribune, RAGTIME tells the story of three distinct Americans - an upper-class wife, a Jewish immigrant, and a daring Harlem musician - united by their courage, compassion and hope in the future. Together, they confront freedom, prejudice, despair, joy, and what it means to be American.

The Arden Theatre production, staged by Artistic Director Terry Nolen, features a cast that includes Alex Bechtel as Henry Ford, Rachel Camp as Evelyn Nesbit, Kim Carson as Mother, Quinn Cason as Coalhouse Follower, Derrick Cobey as Booker T. Washington, Jamison Foreman as Harry Houdini, Nkrumah Gatling as Coalhouse Walker Jr., Scott Greer as Willie Conklin, Cooper Grodin as Tateh, Robi Hager as Younger Brother, Jim Hogan as Father, Jessica Johnson as Sarah's Friend, Nicholas Pontrelli as Harlem Man, Terran Scott as Sarah, Mary Tuomanen as Emma Goldman, Donovan Bazemore as Coalhouse Walker III, Lily Lexer as Little Girl, and Colin Rivell as Little Boy. Prices start at $18. For more information, visit ardentheatre.org.

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Photo Flash: RAGTIME Begins Performances  At Arden Theatre Company

Photo Flash: RAGTIME Begins Performances  At Arden Theatre Company
The Ensemble of RAGTIM

Photo Flash: RAGTIME Begins Performances  At Arden Theatre Company
Alex Bechtel, and Jim Hogan

Photo Flash: RAGTIME Begins Performances  At Arden Theatre Company
Kim Carson and Colin Rivell

Photo Flash: RAGTIME Begins Performances  At Arden Theatre Company
Lily Lexer and Kim Carson

Photo Flash: RAGTIME Begins Performances  At Arden Theatre Company
Terran Scott

Photo Flash: RAGTIME Begins Performances  At Arden Theatre Company
Nkrumah Gatling and Colin Rivell

Photo Flash: RAGTIME Begins Performances  At Arden Theatre Company
The Ensemble of RAGTIME

Photo Flash: RAGTIME Begins Performances  At Arden Theatre Company
Alex Bechtel and Jessica Johnson

Photo Flash: RAGTIME Begins Performances  At Arden Theatre Company
Lily Lexer and Cooper Grodin

Photo Flash: RAGTIME Begins Performances  At Arden Theatre Company
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Photo Flash: RAGTIME Begins Performances  At Arden Theatre Company
Robi Hager, Kim Carson, and Jim Hogan

Photo Flash: RAGTIME Begins Performances  At Arden Theatre Company
The Ensemble of RAGTIME

Photo Flash: RAGTIME Begins Performances  At Arden Theatre Company
Rachel Camp

Photo Flash: RAGTIME Begins Performances  At Arden Theatre Company
Jamison Foreman

Photo Flash: RAGTIME Begins Performances  At Arden Theatre Company
Scott Greer

Photo Flash: RAGTIME Begins Performances  At Arden Theatre Company
Robi Hager

 



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