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by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
The Players announces its next Pipe Night, honoring Tony Award-nominated composer and writer Joe Iconis (Be More Chill). A favorite Players tradition that has celebrated significant cultural figures for over a century, the Pipe Night for Mr. Iconis will be held on Monday, September 9th starting at 6:30 pm at The Players, located at 16 Gramercy Park South. 
by Aaron Wallace - Sep 3, 2019
For RAGTIME, director Mark Edward Smith and his crew have crafted one of the most appealing and stately sets I've seen at the Garden Theatre. The blocking is clever and thoughtful - important when you have a big ensemble cast on a small stage - and the lighting and costumes are on point. The vaudeville era must be the Garden's charm, because this is certainly the best staging I've seen here since the last season opener, Gypsy. But whether you've seen RAGTIME or not, it's the cast here that is really going to wow you...
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2019
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.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Arden Theatre Company in Old City, Philadelphia opened their 2019-20 season with the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, RAGTIME. The production, which has been featured on 6ABC, FOX29, Philadelphia Inquirer, Metro, 106.1FM, and more, has announced that it is extending due to popular demand now through October 27, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
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.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020
Today (September 22) in live streaming: Will Swenson visits the Producer's Perspective, Ravi Coltrane Quartet plays at Birdland, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Last night, Monday, September 9, 2019, The Players honored Tony Award-nominated composer and writer Joe Iconis (Be More Chill) with a Pipe Night, a club tradition that has celebrated significant cultural figures for over a century.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Ragtime recently opened at Arden Theatre Company and critics were in attendance. Find out what they had to say!
by Alan Portner - Oct 13, 2019
a?oeRagtimea?? at Musical Theatre Heritage is more than just a great show. It has harnessed extraordinary power to move its audience and remind us of the idea that is America.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
The man who brought us Mr Blobby now seeks redemption by bringing his own, highly acclaimed one man show The Last Act of Harry Houdini to London. Harry Houdini confronted death on a daily basis a?" and his own death, on October 31st, as foretold by the very mediums and mystics he spent his life debunking, is his final act.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2020
Dreamfactory is now presenting Magic Worlds! The experience runs through March 9, 2022.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Harry Houdini wrote Sir Arthur Conan Doyle a heartfelt plea to recommend a medium 'you know to be genuine.' His mother had just died and he wanted proof she had not completely vanished. The friends investigated mediums in the U.K., France and the U.S., where Scientific American was to pronounce the medium Margery genuine. They witnessed Eva C's ecotoplasm and, in Atlantic City, Lady Doyle's inspired communication.
by Katie Laban - Nov 26, 2019
The Illusionists are coming back to Detroit and ready to celebrate the holidays with the entire family with their all new, mind-blowing show at the Fox Theatre this weekend. The Illusionists a?' Magic Of The Holidays will have three incredible performances on November 29th and 30th featuring the jaw-dropping talents of some the most incredible illusionists on earth including The Elusive, The Trickster, The Transformationalists, The Daredevil, The Manipulator, The Showman, and The Mentalist. The Illusionists have shattered box office records across the globe and dazzle audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. This year's family-friendly show promises even more illusions, close-up magic, mentalism, daring escapes, and technological spectacle performed by master entertainers who've captivated audiences worldwide. BroadwayWorld Detroit was lucky enough to speak with Jonathan Goodwin aka The Daredevil for a few moments during tech rehearsals for the show and he teased us about the exciting things that The Illusionists are bringing to Detroit!
by Marakay Rogers - May 8, 2019
Ephrata director Ed Fernandez reminds audiences that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago's home for close-up magic, continues its Artist-In-Residence series with Sean Masterson's Timeless Magic, Wednesdays at 7:30pm starting June 26, 2019. Tickets for all Chicago Magic Lounge shows are available at the box office, (312) 366-4500 or online at chicagomagiclounge.com.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Serenbe Playhouse's RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL. The Tony Award-winning musical based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel of the same name is a picture of this nation's hopes and pains as we entered the twentieth century. Check out the video below!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
May 14, 2020 - d'ILLUSION: The Houdini Musical announces the launch of an audiobook set for the end of Summer 2020. The project will feature a full audio experience including dialogue, orchestration, songs, foley sounds and narration all recording remotely during this time of self-isolation. 
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Serenbe Playhouse's RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL is now on stage. The Tony Award-winning musical based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel of the same name, is a picture of this nation's hopes and pains as we entered the twentieth century. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below!
by Linnae Medeiros - May 10, 2019
It's time to journey on because Nicole Vanessa Ortiz from the Serenbe Playhouse's production of Ragtime is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story tomorrow, May 10th! Be sure to tune in throughout the day to get a behind-the-scenes look at this reimagined production of the classic Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical. You're not gonna want to miss the rhythm and rhyme of this Ragtime Instagram takeover!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Company is officially in previews on Broadway!  Following the engagement in London's West End, the new production of Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott comes to Broadway starring Tony and Grammy Award® winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
The Pompano Beach Library and the Pompano Beach Cultural Center are partnering to bring the family-friendly Page Turner Adventures to the City.
by Charlie Wilks - Jun 19, 2019
David Blaine is arguably the best magician currently living on this planet. But he isn't just a master of stagecraft; he is also an illusionist and stuntman. Rounding off his first-ever UK and Ireland tour, he performs to a packed out Eventim Apollo.
by Roy Berko - Jun 17, 2019
It is entirely appropriate in this era of rising anti-immigrant feelings, the re-emergence of the White Supremacy movement, increased anti-Semitism, and having a President who believes in nationalism and Eugenics, that Cain Park revisit the historical foundations of this country via the musical 'Ragtime.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house, held its two-day marquee Hollywood auction event, LEGENDS June 13-14, 2019 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills in front of a buzzing crowd of collectors and fans bidding live on the floor, online and on the phone across the globe.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
2Cents Theatre Group's 2019 Best of INK @Fringe production, Lear/Loman by Kate Schwartz, will play four more performances at the Broadwater Main Stage. Featuring Leon Russom as King Lear and Bruno Oliver as Willy Loman, the cast will also include (in alphabetical order) Lauran Dewey, Tim Kopacz, Heather Roberts, Sarah Schulte, and Ruben Uy. Under the direction of Scott Leggett, the remaining performances are Saturday 6/15 at 11:30am; Thursday 6/20 at 5pm; Saturday 6/22 at midnight; and Sunday 6/30 at 1:30pm. Running time is 60 minutes.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Arden Theatre Company in Old City, Philadelphia opens their 2019-20 season with the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, RAGTIME.
by Marc Savitt - Jul 29, 2019
The Tony Award winning book by Terrance McNally and score by Stephen Flahrety and Lynn Ahrens, focus on events taking place over a century ago, but RAGTIME's content and messages remain highly relevant, and important, particularly given the current socio-political climate.
by Michael Quintos - Jul 19, 2019
A sweeping, grandiose, and emotionally-searing stage musical adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's expansive 1975 novel, RAGTIME is a gripping, multi-character, and multi-story theatrical experience that uses era-authentic specificity to depict America's past during a time when its increasingly diverse population has been forced to adjust to the ramifications of new technological, social, political, and economic changes that are spreading throughout the nation. Of course, one can't help but observe that, eerily, many of these very same issues are somehow still top-of-mind today, particularly in recent years with the surge in anti-immigrant policies and sentiments, the increasing gap between the rich and the poor, and, of course, the horrific rise of racist sentiments and, worse, racist acts against people of color. Perhaps this overarching motif---that many of these era-specific issues that RAGTIME's characters struggled with in 1906 are still alarmingly present in 2019---is the true motivator behind director Casey Stangl's impressive, 'intimate' theater reimagining of RAGTIME for Chance Theater, which continues performances in Anaheim through August 11, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
The Mac-Haydn Theatre presents the Flaherty and Ahrens masterpiece Ragtime, running July 25 through August 4.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
The Detroit Musical, Planet Ant's hilarious interpretation of Detroit's history, has received a grant from Michigan Humanities for a limited run of six performances, opening on Friday, March 13 (313 Day). In conjunction with the March 13 opening night performance, Planet Ant will host a 313 Day party to celebrate the resurgent pride in living within the famous area code. The musical comedy will run for two weekends, closing on Sunday, March 22.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
The Seacoast Repertory Theatre will kick off the new year with fireworks. Ragtime, the award-winning musical depicting America's tumultuous social vibrancy, will set the stage for year of theater considering where modern society has come from and where it is going.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings five-time Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center February 7-23.  Based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel, the 13-time Tony-nominated musical tells the story of three families trying to find their way during the turn of the 20th century in New York City; each struggling with the changing cultural climate in America and each facing the promise of hope and new beginnings in the midst of prejudice and bigotry.  Showcasing music and lyrics by the Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally, Ragtime features a score with such memorable songs as a?oeYour Daddy's Son,a?? a?oeWheels of a Dream,a?? a?oeTill We Reach That Daya?? and a?oeMake Them Hear You.a??
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
Aurora's award-winning Paramount Theatre - the second largest subscription house in the U.S. - announced today the four blockbuster musicals on tap for its 10th anniversary season in 2020-2021:
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
JetBlue presents Slow Burn Theatre Company's production of Ragtime sponsored by American National Bank in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Friday, March 20-Sunday, April 5.
by Michael Quintos - Feb 14, 2020
Fifteen years after its first production of the musical, Musical Theatre West revisits the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME for only its second time---smartly reviving the musical in a similarly lavish production that beautifully converges the show's classic staging and vibe with wonderfully integrated 21st Century tech upgrades that help elevate the material rather than hinder its storytelling. Under the enlightened direction of Paul David Bryant (who also provides the production's high-energy choreography), this brand new, spectacularly engrossing production bellows with an emotional fervor and is one of my favorite iterations of this musical I have seen in recent years. This local revival---which continues performances at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts in Long Beach through February 23, 2020---is a feast for the senses.
by Nicole Ackman - Dec 6, 2019
RAGTIME is a musical that is as relevant now as it was in 1998 when it premiered and the production currently on at PlayMakers Repertory Company makes that abundantly clear. While the show might be set in the state of New York in 1906, it makes statements about immigration, race relations, corrupt justice, and women's rights that continue to ring true today. Director Zi Alikhan stages the show as you've never seen before, cutting away the period clothing and elaborate setting to focus on its brilliant music and lyrics and the poignant themes it explores. The new 360 degree theatre layout puts the audience firmly into the action, letting them get even closer to the characters than in a normal show. 
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
Premium network EPIX announced today that a drama series (title forthcoming) based on the short story Jerusalem's Lot by Stephen King has been greenlit for a 10-episode season, starring Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody.  Set in the 1850s, the series follows Captain Charles Boone (Brody), who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher's Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. However, Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family's sordid history, and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations. The series will commence production in May 2020 in Halifax, Nova Scotia with an eye towards a Fall 2020 premiere.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2020
d'ILLUSION: The Houdini Musical has officially launched a streaming Audio Theater Experience online at houdinionbroadway.com. The Audio Theater Experience, an entirely new media format, was recorded in its entirety remotely by the cast and creative team throughout the last three months. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2020
In this week's Theater Stories, we are learning about the Al Hirschfeld theater! From theater ghosts to short-lived musical sequels, this theater is home to endless amounts of history, interesting facts and more.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Producer Karl Sydow (The Last Ship, Dance of Death, Red Joan) and Director Federico Bellone (Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins in Milan, new production of Dirty Dancing and upcoming revival of Sugar both in the West End) announce the development of a brand new musical, The Impossible Man, based on the true story of illusionist and stunt showman, Harry Houdini.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Florida Theatrical Association has announced the winners of the fourth annual New Musical Discovery Series, a showcase for new musicals to be presented September 17 and 18 at The Abbey and The MEZZ in downtown Orlando.  The staged readings will be open to the public and free of charge.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Ephrata Performing Arts Center will present RAGTIME, April 25 - May 11, 2019, at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre. RAGTIME is the Tony Award-winning musical with a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Stand-up magician Greg Dubin, a.k.a The Great Dubini, will be presenting a limited run of feature length shows at the world famous Slipper Room, the variety theatre in Manhattan's Lower East Side.
by Pnina Topham - Apr 22, 2019
RAGTIME is a vivid portrait of America in the early 20th century, when worlds and cultures collided on issues of race, class, gender equality, and politics. This deeply moving musical features a Tony award-winning score, book, and original Broadway orchestrations. This spectacular production of RAGTIME holds a mirror up to America, and the reflection isn't always pretty. But it is imperative and important that we see ourselves, our past, and our potential future in that mirror, for those who do not learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
Stand-up magician Greg Dubin, a.k.a The Great Dubini, will be presenting a limited run of feature length shows at the world famous Slipper Room, the variety theatre in Manhattan's Lower East Side.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020
Nick Mohammed, The Pleasance, Soho Theatre and United Agents have announced the digital release of Mr. Swallow: Houdini - freeing from the shackles of 2017 the Mr. Swallow-anointed, first-ever entirely true auto-biopic of legendary magician Harry Houdini.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
Serenbe Playhouse is proud to present RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL. The Tony Award-winning musical based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel of the same name, it is a picture of this nation's hopes and pains as we entered the twentieth century.  Telling the diverse stories of African Americans, immigrants, and the elite upper-class, with a mix of real-life historical figures, it paints a canvas of a country on the verge of a new era. In a concept never seen before, this version will be reimagined in the style of Vaudeville under a giant Atlantic City tent!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
New to Serenbe Playhouse, this immersive, brand new production will feature: Jacob S. Louchheim as Tateh (Operatic Baritone and Actor based in New York City known for his role in The Mile Long Opera and Sleepy Hollow at the Player's Theatre), Marcus Terrell Smith as Coalhouse Walker Jr. (The Book of Mormon National Tour, How The Grinch Stole Christmas at The Old Globe), and Nicole Vanessa-Ortiz as Sarah (Off-Broadway: Smokey Joe's Cafe, Spamilton, Grand Prize Winner for Wendy William's Next Great Voice).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
Queensbury Theatre presents Side Show, playing through April 14, 2019.