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Ragtime - 2005 - Milburn, NJ (Regional)

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 Daddy’s 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.

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Paper Mill Playhouse

(Milburn, NJ)
22 Brookside Drive
Milburn, NJ 07041
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by Team BWW - May 9, 2021
Mother's Day at last is here and 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. Check out ten of them below!
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2021
ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa's 'Say it with Music' cast album, co-starring Michael Townsend Wright and Jed Peterson, who helped develop the show at New York's 13th Street Theater, will be released on May 23rd. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie) has joined the cast as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn will direct BTG's production.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2021
The Old Globe today announced plans for the long-awaited full reopening of its three theatres in Balboa Park. Audiences will be able to once again gather in the Globe’s outdoor theatre starting June 4 and in the two indoor theatres in September.
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2021
Adrienne shared a lot of laughs as she heard stories from Derrick Cobey's Broadway journey! In this episode, we talk about Derrick's frustrating journey with agents, his Broadway premiere in The Scottsboro Boys and his love of regional theatre. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021
Paper Mill has announced the return of its wildly popular Brookside Cabaret starting Wednesday, June 9. The outdoor series, which debuted last summer, features world-class performers and fine dining under the stars at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 26, 2021
Caroga Lake Music Festival is proud to showcase acclaimed local talent including Jocelyn and Chris, Girl Blue, Wild Adriatic, and North and South Dakotas, all making their CLMF debuts at Sherman's.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2021
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat will host nine weeklong in-person residencies for 23 musical theatre writers of nine new musicals between June 27 and August 29.  Writers include Tony-nominee Beth Malone, Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls; Jonathan Larson winners Avi Amon, Sara Cooper, Ty Defoe, and Anna Jacobs and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2021
For 10 select weekends between June 4 and September 26, the sounds of music and memories will grace the Playhouse’s vintage patio. Seated at socially distanced tables of twos and fours, the patio comes alive seating 100 patrons for each of our four weekend performances — Fridays 5:00p, Saturdays 2:30 and 5:00p, and Sundays at 7:00p.
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2021
Due to popular demand, Little Yellow House Studio's spring production of Tea & Twain is available for streaming until June 7th. Tea & Twain stars Broadway, film and television actor Ron Crawford as the renowned American author and satirist Mark Twain.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa's 'Say it with Music' cast album--with a cast of 21 led by  Michael Townsend Wright and Jed Peterson, who helped develop the show at New York's 13th Street Theater--is out now!  The album--featuring no less than 40 songs by Irving Berlin---may be ordered now (as either a physical CD or digital download).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
 In an effort to strengthen its education outreach program, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has hired Jim Weaver as its new education director/artistic associate. WBTT patrons may recognize Weaver’s name – he has directed productions including “Caroline or Change,” “Raisin,” “In the Heights,” “Fences” and “Purlie,” to name a few.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 21, 2021
The song and video premiered yesterday on SonicPerspectives.com, and is now available to stream and download via Ingrooves on digital outlets. It can also be seen now on the band’s official YouTube page.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 21, 2021
Join New York University’s School of Global Public Health, Tisch School of the Arts, and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development for an exclusive virtual conversation with a panel of arts, public health, and audience development experts discussing Broadway's unprecedented shutdown and the wider implications of reopening.
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2021
Workshops will be held virtually during the first week of June. Beginning June 7, if all participants agree, the workshops may expand to meeting in-person, practicing safety guidelines from the CDC.
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2021
The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced that Afterwords, a new musical with a book by Emily Kaczmarek and music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak, is the second of three Musical Radio Plays it will produce in its 2020/21 digital season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021
In celebration of the contribution of Black artists, Skylight Music Theatre presents Forgotten Voices — Unearthing the Roots of American Music, June 19 – July 18, 2021. The show honors the often-unknown artists whose work deeply influenced others who gained far more notoriety.
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2021
Broadway In Chicago will host the Pre-Broadway Premiere of Paradise Square. This new musical, which examines a remarkable yet virtually unknown moment in American history, will play a strictly limited engagement from November 2 - December 5, 2021, at Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021
The Best of Broadway series at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center announced the shows for the 2021-2022 season today.  The season will welcome five shows including: Fiddler on the Roof (October 29-31, 2021); Hairspray (December 11-12, 2021): Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (April 22-24, 2022) and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021
The Kravis Center is bringing Broadway back to West Palm Beach with the 2021/2022 Kravis On Broadway season. Series subscriptions starting at $268 go on sale Monday, June 7, and payment plans are available for this season of “impossible to resist” Broadway hits.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 18, 2021
Asolo Repertory Theatre has been granted $225,000 from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 18, 2021
Casa Mañana's Reid Cabaret Theatre presents A Solitary Man: The Music of Neil Diamond June 15-26, 2021. Tickets are on sale now.
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2021
The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre and Lancaster Symphony Orchestra will to present Igor Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale) on Friday, June 4 at 7:00 PM and Wynton Marsalis's A Fiddler's Tale on Friday, June 18 at 7:00 PM.
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2021
Lincoln Center Theater has announced reopening dates for Flying Over Sunset and Intimate Apparel!
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 13, 2021
Milwaukee Rep will present several options to enjoy unique theater experiences and live entertainment safely outdoors including three Summer Concerts and SoundStage MKE, an audio play walking tour.
by Debbie Hall - May 12, 2021
Sammy Davis Jr. epitomized cool, character, and talent with a legacy that will live throughout the generations. Honoring this iconic legend, Eric Jordan Young presents Once in a Lifetime celebrating Sammy Davis Jr. at the Italian American Club of Southern Nevada on May 27.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021
Asolo Repertory Theatre announced its 2021-22 season today. Asolo Rep will kick off in November with a musical that will set the tone for the whole season with its message of exuberant hope and love for all humanity. The winter repertory season includes three incredible works that speak to family, community and love.
by Nuria Pedret - May 11, 2021
En el día de su cumpleaños, rendimos homenaje al compositor estadounidense con una selección comentada de sus canciones
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 11, 2021
Quick Silver Theatre Company is among the 100 Black theater companies to receive The Black Seed funding. The Black Seed is a first-ever national strategic plan to create impact and thrivability for Black theater institutions, unprecedentedly conceptualized and led by the Black theater field.
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2021
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the participants in the sixth round of its Rising Leaders of Color (RLC) Program.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2021
Bard SummerScape today announced casting for Most Happy in Concert, a setting of Frank Loesser’s songs for The Most Happy Fella from director Daniel Fish and arrangers Daniel Kluger and Nathan Koci, who previously collaborated on the Tony Award-winning production of Oklahoma! that originated at Bard SummerScape in 2015.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2021
The Richmond County Orchestra presents the Utopia Winds, its clarinet quartet, Saturday, June 12th, 1 p.m. at the Alice Austen House.    This FREE concert is open to the public.  The quartet performs popular classical pieces from movies and the media. Bring your lawn chair and or blanket and sit under the shady trees
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 7, 2021
The symphony's seven movements are each infused with different influences-a ragtime stomp here, a habanera rhythm there-and, collectively, they take listeners on a sonic journey through America's revolutionary era, the early beginnings of jazz in New Orleans, and even a big city soundscape that serves as a nod to the Great Migration.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021
Casting and performance dates have been announced for the Broadway run of Paradise Square, which will open on Broadway on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at the Shubert Organization's Barrymore Theatre.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 7, 2021
Get a first look at The Phantom of the Opera's newest West End stars Lucy St Louis and Rhys Whitfield as they perform one of the show's signature numbers, 'All I Ask of You.'
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 7, 2021
When the Alhambra Theatre & Dining last mounted the lovable family-friendly summer show in 2017, Seussical the Musical, it sold every ticket. With the summer heat descending on the north Florida venue and COVID rules lifting a little a bit, the Alhambra is preparing for another sell out run – and just in time for some much-needed summer fun. The Alhambra will open its annual family summer show on June 17.  
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 3, 2021
MTI's All Together Now! will be entirely free-of-charge to license with no royalty or rental fees. Participating organizations may license MTI's All Together Now! as a fundraiser for their theatre and perform it live, live-streamed, or a combination of both over a four-day period
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021
Broadway In Chicago has announced single tickets for the Pre-Broadway Premiere of Paradise Square will go on sale on Tuesday, June 8. This bold and uncompromising new musical, which examines a remarkable yet virtually unknown moment in American history, will play a strictly limited engagement from November 2 - December 5, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021
Theatre Memphis has announced its 2021-22 season after an abbreviated season in 2019 to accommodate renovations and having been closed for the 2020-21 season due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021
Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International has announced the full list of songs featured in All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre. This worldwide fundraising event celebrates the return of live theatre and allows organizations around the world to locally produce and perform an exclusive musical revue.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 3, 2021
Nashville Repertory Theatre  unveiled its 2021-22 season Tuesday night at Kimpton Aertson Hotel’s rooftop patio, featuring a plethora of Nashville theater’s brightest stars, who charmed and entertained everyone in their audience (each of whom were fairly adither with anticipation of what’s to come and the joy of watching live performance).
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 3, 2021
Portland Center Stage released a statement today from Stacey Caldwell Roberts, incoming board chair; Cynthia Fuhrman, managing director, and Marissa Wolf, artistic director:
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021
After producing five virtual events since the year began, this fun-filled evening of skits and songs, is produced live, outdoors, on Saturdays throughout the summer, beginning on June 12.       
by Nuria Pedret - Jun 2, 2021
En el día del cumpleaños del compositor, seleccionamos cinco de sus canciones más cañeras
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 2, 2021
Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre, announces the return of its summer cabaret series, MTC's Hot Summer Nights.
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 12, 2021
Broadway undeniably transformed New York City in the 1990s, and the musicals of the decade were equally influential- thrusting the artform into a new brand new century of show-stopping genius. Study up on the great musicals of the 1990s with a playlist of 100 showtunes of the era.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2021
Central Florida Community Arts today announced new summer and fall events and performances for all ages. The new season will include musicals, concerts, and more, with programs that allow people of all skill levels to participate.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 10, 2021
“This has been a tough year and a half for so many, and the arts can help us rediscover our joy,” says actress Charis Leos, speaking enthusiastically about her upcoming appearance in one of Maine State Music Theatre Stars Concerts scheduled to celebrate the theatre’s return to live performing this summer. “It is a special gift for me to be able to perform again at a theatre that holds such a special place in my heart. To me it signals a return to the joy of the shared experience of live performance,” Leos adds. Leos is one of eight stars, chosen by Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, to perform two gala concerts, each with different repertoire and cast at the Pickard Theater in Brunswick in July and August 2021. The first runs from July 28-August 1 and features Charis Leos, Lauren Blackman, Robert Creighton, and Kingsley Leggs. The second runs from August 4-8 with Felicia P. Fields, Heidi Kettenring, David Girolmo, and Gregg Goodbrod. Both programs are directed by Curt Dale Clark, who says the concerts will “offer audiences a chance to revel in the songs and stories that have kept audiences flocking to the Pickard for decades.”
by Student Blogger: Katie Van Sickle - Jun 1, 2021
Theatre has been a big part of my life since the fourth grade, so I'm very excited to have the opportunity to be a student blogger for BroadwayWorld! I hope to share my passion and love for theatre with all those who read my posts.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2021
Running from 26 November to 4 December at the Adelaide Showground, the Festival of Orchestra is an Australian first, and features six concerts celebrating the world’s greatest orchestral music from the concert hall, Broadway, dance club, rock arena and the silver screen.