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Rags - 2017 - East Haddam, CT (Regional)


Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan's Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Annie and Wicked colors a sweeping saga of America's immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed's new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.


Goodspeed Opera House

(East Haddam, CT)
PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423

Rags East Haddam, CT (Regional) Cast


by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2020
Hugh Jackman, Janelle Monáe, Regina King, Pose sensation and fashion trailblazer Billy Porter, groundbreaking trans actress Laverne Cox, Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy and vaunted political satirist John Oliver are among the slew of actors, comics and performers lending cheer to GALECA.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Theatre director and social justice activist, Schele Williams, has written a new book for young readers on the history of enslavement.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2020
Ghost Lights is set on the empty stage of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on the 5th September 1939 when all theatres were closed due to the outbreak of WW2. Novello meets Mary Ellis, Dorothy Dickson and Elisabeth Welch to reminisce about their work and also their concerns for theatre and its survival.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2020
The music from the films Rocky and Legally Blonde are set to be the subject of new touring concert series from MGM and TCG Entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2020
The Barn Theatre has announced casting for their 2020 Theatre Recovery Season productions of Marry Me A Little and Peter Pan.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
The Dance Rising Collective, a new collective of artists and administrators created in partnership with Kinesis Project dance theatre, The Field as fiscal sponsor and advised by Lucy Sexton of New Yorkers for Culture & Arts, presents Dance Rising: NYC, a hyper-local dance out across all five boroughs October 1 and 3 from 5:00-5:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
Multi award-winning stage and screen actress Juliet Stevenson (Truly, Madly, Deeply; The Doctor, Almeida; Blindness, Donmar Warehouse) leads an all-star female cast in the online revival of Steven Carl McCaslanda??s dinner party drama, Little Wars.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
An electrifying new revival of Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak's hit musical Godspell will be performed at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre in Walthamstow for a three week run from May 12th a?' 29th 2021, following a postponement from its planned summer 2020 schedule.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
Multi award-winning stage and screen actress Juliet Stevenson (Truly, Madly, Deeply; The Doctor, Almeida; Blindness, Donmar Warehouse) leads an all-star female cast in the online revival of Steven Carl McCasland's dinner party drama, Little Wars.
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2020
Judy Kuhn's performance as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3 PM ET. Check out an exclusive clip from the concert, which premiered last night, featuring Kuhn singing 'Someone Elsea??s Story' from Chess!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
Judy Kuhn's concert with Seth Rudetsky is now available On Demand on BroadwayWorld Events until October 5!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
Beginning this month, Goodspeed Musicals will offer robust performing arts education and training programs for students 7 years of age and older - all from the comfort and safety of home.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! On September 17, he chatted with the great Judy Kuhn.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2020
The Barn Theatre has announced their full theatre recovery season for 2020 with two new productions being announced to join the current production of Private Peaceful, which is currently running until 4 October.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 17, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Tune in right here today, September 17 (12pm ET), as he chats with the great Judy Kuhn.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2020
With over two thirds of tickets sold for the originally announced dates, audiences now have the chance to buy a new batch of tickets for The Last Five Years as new performance dates are added to accommodate demand for booking. The show will be extending for a further two weeks, through to 14 November 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
Producer Mark Cortale announced today that award-winning icons of the stage and screen Judy Kuhn, Lillias White, and Beth Leavel will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2020
Renaissance Performing Arts has just announced the upcoming production of Cinderella: The Broadway Musical. Cinderella will be performed on the Renaissance stage November 13-14 and 20-21 at 8:00 PM, and November 15 and 22 at 2:30 PM with at-home streaming available beginning November 16.
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2020
American Masters: Laura Ingalls Wilder presents an unvarnished look at the unlikely author whose autobiographical fiction helped shape American ideas of the frontier and self-reliance.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
 Iconoclast Theater Collective and David Treatman Creative today announced the release of THE WORLD TO COME, an epic new episodic musical saga available on all major podcasting platforms.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
Broadway Records  today announced that it has hired Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and award-winning Broadway marketer, Hugh Hysell, as Director of Marketing for the USA and its expanding footprint in the UK.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2020
Due to popular demand, the digital revival of Steven Carl McCasland's 'dinner' party drama Little Wars, will be extending its run for three weeks to provide entertainment during the lockdown.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2020
Eldridge Plays & Musicals has just published ASCAP award-winning writer Chip Deffaa's play 'Irving Berlin & Co.'   It's the final play in Deffaa's Irving Berlin cycle.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
The Premiere of the video of composer Joel Feigin's opera Outcast at the Gate will take place on Tuesday, December 1 @ 7:45 PM. Outcast at the Gate, an opera in development, was presented by Center for Contemporary Opera on June 14, 2019 at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre in New York, NY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2020
Tonight UBCP/ACTRA honoured members of its community  - in a streamed event for the first time in its nine year history -  presenting six performance categories and two lifetime achievement awards at its 9th annual awards show. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 21, 2020
BroadwayWorld put together a list of all the live action musicals you can stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, BroadwayHD, and Disney Plus. Are you looking for something to get your mind off… all of this? So are we. Because everyone needs some escape,
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2020
How many exclamation points is too many? On Monday's episode of THE BROADWAY GINGER PODCAST, hosts Sally and Ashley explore the answer through the eyes of Lionel Bart, composer and lyricist of OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2020
KidZania London in collaboration with Louis Rayneau today announce Cinderella as part of Secret Christmas at KidZania London - a programme of festive activities for children over Christmas. Cinderella the pantomime was filmed earlier this year at KidZania London, an indoor city run by kids at Westfield Shepherd's Bush, and it will be screened at the KidZania Theatre, from 5 December 2020 until 3 January 2021.
by Student Blogger: Kyle Morales - Nov 14, 2020
Although the show only ran for 105 performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs theater in 2008, the legacy of the show still lives on today. Enough so, that Netflix is in the process of adapting the show for the screen.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2020
Gary Barlow's Night At The Museum will see the award-winning singer songwriter performing both new music, from his new album ‘Music Played By Humans’, and some of his greatest hits accompanied by an orchestra in the splendid setting of London's iconic Natural History Museum.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2020
Bang on a Can announced the hourly schedule for its ALL LIVE Bang on a Can Marathon on Sunday, June 14, 2020 from 3pm-9pm ET. The 6-hour live Marathon will be hosted by Bang on a Can Co-Founders and Artistic Directors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its newly created virtual audition intensive. Developed and led by Arena Stage's Community Engagement department, the online intensive prepares students and artists ages 16-22 for careers in theater with group and private coaching sessions in audition techniques.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2020
TheatreWorks is putting out the call to budding songwriters, seeking teen songbirds and rappers ready to create the next Hamilton or Dear Evan Hansen, giving them the tools to tell their own story through music. Bay Area high school students will learn from pros how to compose and create a new musical in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's TheatreWorks Musical Making Workshop.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2020
Need something new to listen to, read, or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases, including Nick Blaemire's A Little More Alive, Royalties with Darren Criss, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
Crazy Coqs, Sohoa??s unique live entertainment venue within the Brasserie Zédel complex, announces a new limited August programme and a full September programme, offering both live shows and live-streamed shows.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2020
Kick off the holiday weekend with fifty of our favorite patriotic showtunes. From musicals about American history like Ragtime and Hamilton, to American anthems that come straight from the Broadway stage. Get ready to party like it's 1776!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
San Diego Repertory Theatre and Amigos del REP announced today the lineup for the Fourth Annual San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival streamed live online, September 4-6, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
Calling all horror writers! The second annual Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition is accepting entries from July 1st, 2020. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
a??Brian Stokes Mitchell, Andréa Burns, and Lauren Patten have joined Rubicon Theatre Company's Voices of Hope, and evening of songs and stories of conflict, crisis, hope, and healing.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Rags - The Musical: Original London Cast Recording is available on CD online and in stories today, Friday, July 17.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's production of Paul Gordon's Pride and Prejudice is now streaming on Amazon
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2020
Check out this week's list of new and upcoming book, music, and film releases, including a Hadestown lyric book, new music from Telly Leung, Melissa Errico, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020
The world premiere production of Dave Harris' 'Tambo & Bones' will be a part of the Center Theatre Group's upcoming season at the Kirk Douglas Theatre following the play's New York engagement.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020
Playwrights Horizons today announced plans for the 2021 season, which marks the Off-Broadway theater's 50th anniversary. Entering its second half-century, Playwrights meets this historic moment of disruption and transformation with a lineup of new plays that embody distinctive visions and bold storytelling.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
Overture Center will take an 'intermission' by suspending performances and in-person programs through November 2020. Other performing arts groups in Wisconsin have also announced they are shuttering through the fall, but some are announcing plans to perform, in some capacity, before the end of 2020.
by Vikki Jane Vile - Aug 28, 2020
Birmingham Royal Ballet looks a lot different today than it did ten years ago when this performance for David Bintleya??s Cinderella was filmed. A return to a familiar classic makes for heartwarming quarantine viewing, as well as an opportunity to watch fine dancers who have since retired.
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2020
TV One's original auto-biographical series UNCENSORED resumes for its third season with premiere episodes debuting on Sunday, September 6 at 10 P.M. ET/9C.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
Comedian Brad Zimmerman returns to the Morris Museum with his new show, My Rise to the Middle, a sequel to his hit show, My Son the Waiter, which delighted audiences in the Bickford Theatre last year.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2020
Need something new to read or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's newly-announced releases include music from Forbidden Broadway, the cast recording for A Killer Party, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2020
A new biography of one of the key composers of 20th-century American popular song and jazz, Eubie Blake: Rags, Rhythm and Race illuminates Blake's impact on over 100 years of American culture.