Ragtime Revival 2009

Ages: 6+
Opened: November 15, 2009
Closing: January 10, 2010

Ragtime - 2009 - Broadway History , Info & More

Neil Simon Theatre (Broadway)
250 W. 52nd St. New York, NY 10019

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing... and anything is possible. Direct from a sold-out extended run at the Kennedy Center, RAGTIME The Musical returns to Broadway in an acclaimed new production as ravishing as it is relevant. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, RAGTIME weaves together three distinctly American tales -- that of a stifled suburban mother, an inventive Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician -- united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Their compelling stories intertwine to form a rich tapestry of hopes and dreams, struggles and triumphs, rhythm and rhyme, set to an epic, Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. A colossal stage show based on the classic E. L. Doctorow novel, RAGTIME also features a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally, direction and choreography by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, a majestic 28-piece orchestra and a vibrant cast of 40.


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Photo Flash: RAGTIME Plays Final Show on Broadway January 10
by Robert Diamond - January 10, 2010


The thrilling new Broadway production of RAGTIME at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street) and officially opens today, Sunday, November 15, 2009.

TV: Broadway Beat Flashback of RAGTIME's Opening Night
by Robert Diamond - January 10, 2010


As the thrilling new Broadway production of RAGTIME at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street) plays its final performance on Sunday, January 10th, BroadwayWorld.com takes a look back at the show's officially opening on Sunday, November 15, 2009. BroadwayWorld and Broadway Beat were on hand to bring you electrifying highlights and interviews with the cast and creative!

RAGTIME to Be Filmed January 8 for Lincoln Center Archives
by Robert Diamond - January 8, 2010


Before the show closes however, it will be filmed for the Lincoln Center Archives on Friday night, January 8, 2010.

STAGE TUBE: RAGTIME Cast's 'Gene's Time' Episode 4
by Robert Diamond - January 7, 2010


'Gene's Time' is a web series coming from the minds of Benjamin Schrader, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, and Mark Aldrich, cast members of the Broadway Revival of RAGTIME. Originally intended to entertain the cast and crew, 'Gene's Time' follows the misadventures of RAGTIME's newest swing Gene as he begins his daunting task of covering EVERY role in the show. The news has yet to be broken to Gene about RAGTIME's future, but with his go get em' attitude and Quixotic perseverance, Gene will prevail.

Michael Kaiser Hosts Added RAGTIME Talk Time Series, 1/5
by BWW News Desk - January 5, 2010


After an extremely popular debut installment of Ragtime Talk Time, the producers of RAGTIME have announced that On Tuesday, January 5th Michael Kaiser, President of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will be the guest.

STAGE TUBE: RAGTIME Cast's 'Gene's Time' Episode 3
by Robert Diamond - January 3, 2010


'Gene's Time' is a web series coming from the minds of Benjamin Schrader, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, and Mark Aldrich, cast members of the Broadway Revival of RAGTIME. Originally intended to entertain the cast and crew, 'Gene's Time' follows the misadventures of RAGTIME's newest swing Gene as he begins his daunting task of covering EVERY role in the show. The news has yet to be broken to Gene about RAGTIME's future, but with his go get em' attitude and Quixotic perseverance, Gene will prevail.

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Michael X. Martin of 'Ragtime'
by Adrienne Onofri - January 4, 2010


Despite the acclaimed revival's premature closing, Michael X. will soldier on in this biz, as he has for 30-plus years.

STAGE TUBE: Canadian Cast of ROCK OF AGES Performs on New Year's Eve Part 2
by Robert Diamond - January 1, 2010


The Canadian premiere of Broadway's rockin' goodtime musical ROCK OF AGES will feature some of the country's hottest musical theatre talent when it begins performances at the Royal Alexandra Theatre on April 20, 2010. The cast made their first appearance performing on CityTV's 2010 New Year's Eve Bash.

STAGE TUBE: RAGTIME Cast's 'Gene's Time' Episode 2
by Robert Diamond - January 1, 2010


'Gene's Time' is a web series coming from the minds of Benjamin Schrader, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, and Mark Aldrich, cast members of the Broadway Revival of RAGTIME. Originally intended to entertain the cast and crew, 'Gene's Time' follows the misadventures of RAGTIME's newest swing Gene as he begins his daunting task of covering EVERY role in the show. The news has yet to be broken to Gene about RAGTIME's future, but with his go get em' attitude and Quixotic perseverance, Gene will prevail.

STAGE TUBE: RAGTIME Cast's 'Gene's Time' Episode 1
by Robert Diamond - January 1, 2010


'Gene's Time' is a web series coming from the minds of Benjamin Schrader, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, and Mark Aldrich, cast members of the Broadway Revival of RAGTIME. Originally intended to entertain the cast and crew, 'Gene's Time' follows the misadventures of RAGTIME's newest swing Gene as he begins his daunting task of covering EVERY role in the show. The news has yet to be broken to Gene about RAGTIME's future, but with his go get em' attitude and Quixotic perseverance, Gene will prevail.

STAGE TUBE: Backstage with RAGTIME's Savannah Wise on LX New York
by Jessica Lewis - December 31, 2009


Following the closing announcement of Broadway's RAGTIME for January 3, the production was met with public dismay and a swell of strong ticket sales for the closing week. As previously reported, the producer's have responded to public sentiment by extending the show by a week. The critically acclaimed new production of Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Tony Award® winning musical RAGTIME will now play its final performance on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. following 28 preview and 65 regular performances.

RAGTIME EXTENDS; Gets Reprieve Through Jan. 10th
by Robert Diamond - December 30, 2009


Due to popular demand and a swell of strong ticket sales following an initial closing announcement yesterday, the critically acclaimed new production of Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Tony Award® winning musical RAGTIME will now play its final performance on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre one week later on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. following 28 preview and 65 regular performances.

Original D.C. Cast Reflects on the RAGTIME Experience
by Jessica Lewis - December 30, 2009


For the seven Washington-Baltimore based members of the RAGTIME cast who originated the production at the Kennedy Center and remained a part of its transfer to Broadway, the show's closing is bittersweet. In a feature out in the Washington Post today, Donna Migliaccio (Emma Goldman), Dan Manning (Grandfather), Sumayya Ali (Ensemble), Tracy Lynn Olivera (Ensemble), Christopher Cox (Narrator), Ben Cook (Narrator Understudy), and Sarah Rosenthal (The Little Girl) weigh in on just what Ragtime, and making their Broadway debuts, has meant to them.

Ragtime Closes Proudly
by James Sims - December 29, 2009


Ragtime's lack of celebrity is one of many reasons why the musical failed to set box office records, as was pointed out by Patrick Healy in The New York Times last week. While that ultimately led to an early demise -- the production closes on January 3rd -- Ragtime should wear that as a badge of honor...

RAGTIME to Close on Sunday Jan. 3, 2010
by Robert Diamond - December 28, 2009


The critically acclaimed new production of Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Tony Award® winning musical RAGTIME will play its final performance on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street) on Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. following 28 preview and 57 regular performances.

RAGTIME Strives to Combat Viral Closing Rumors
by BWW News Desk - December 26, 2009


Earlier this month, various unconfirmed reports surfaced that the Broadway production of 'Ragtime' was scheduled to close in January. Actor Bobby Steggert who plays Mother's Younger Brother in the musical revival fields regular questions and messages of support from fans on the show's supposed demise. Yet despite slow ticket sales, no closing date has been posted and a marketing strategy is in place for January, as reported in the New York Times.

STAGE TUBE: Cast Of RAGTIME Guests On NY1
by Gabrielle Sierra - December 23, 2009


Members of the cast of RAGTIME stopped by NY1 on December 21, 2009. The thrilling new Broadway production of RAGTIME at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street) officially opened on, Sunday, November 15, 2009.

STAGE TUBE: RAGTIME's Noll Performs on THE VIEW!
by Robert Diamond - December 23, 2009


The thrilling new Broadway production of RAGTIME at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street) officially opened on, Sunday, November 15, 2009. Christiane Noll performed on THE VIEW this week and we're happy to show the video right here on BroadwayWorld TV Stage Tube!

Ragtime History

Other Productions of Ragtime

1996   Canada World Premiere
Canada
1998   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
2003   West End London Revival
West End
2005   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
2007   Chicago Chicago Revival
Chicago
2009   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
2012   West End Open Air Production
West End
2015   US Tour Non-Equity National Tour
US Tour
2016   Off-Broadway Ellis Island Developmental Concert Production
Off-Broadway
2016   West End Charing Cross Theatre Company Revival Production
West End
2017   Regional (US) Barrington Stage Company Revival
Regional (US)
2024   Off-Broadway Encores! Concert Revival Production
Off-Broadway

Ragtime - 2009 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2010 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Revival of a Musical Ragtime
2010 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Set Design Derek McLane
2010 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Bobby Steggert
2010 Theatre World Awards Performance Bobby Steggert
2010 Theatre World Awards Performance Stephanie Umoh
2010 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Musical Santo Loquasto
2010 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Musical Marcia Milgrom Dodge
2010 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design of a Musical Donald Holder
2010 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Bobby Steggert
2010 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Christiane Noll
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Michael Kaiser
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Jeffrey A. Sine
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Max Woodward
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Emanuel Azenberg
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical HRH Foundation
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Held-Haffner Productions
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Independent Presenters Network
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical RialtoGals Productions
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Eric Falkenstein/Morris Berchard
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Sharon Karmazin
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Jana Robbins
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Roy Miller
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Kevin McCollum
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Roy Furman
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Scott Delman
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Roger Berlind
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Max Cooper
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Tom Kirdahy/Devlin Elliott
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Stephanie P. McClelland
2010 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Lams Productions
2010 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Musical Derek McLane
2009 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actress in a Musical (tie) Christiane Noll
2009 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Choreography Marcia Milgrom Dodge
2009 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director of a Musical Marcia Milgrom Dodge
2009 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Bobby Steggert
2009 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Revival of a Musical Ragtime
2009 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical Acme Sound Partners
1998 Theatre World Awards Performance Steven Sutcliffe

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