Ragtime - West End

In a striking, bold and ambitious new production, triple Olivier Award-winner Timothy Sheader (Best Musical Revival 2010, 2011, 2012) adds a contemporary twist to this powerful musical.



As the strains of ragtime music are heard on an old record player, a father tells his son a story; a story of hope set at the turn of the 20th century; of a Harlem pianist, a white middle-class family and a Latvian immigrant, whose dreams of a better world shape their destiny.

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2020
ExperienceFirst, New York City's leading walking tour and travel experience company, has partnered with two of its former guides - and current industry professionals - to bring theater fans a new live-streamed series entitled 'Visiting Broadway.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2020
Krizterland's a?oeJune is Bustin' In All Overa??, free concert of an eclectic mix of songs that are romantic, funny and touching, produced and hosted by Bruce Kimmel, musical direction by Richard Allen with technical expertise by Hartley Powers.   Via Live Stream on Sunday, June 7th at 5:00 PM (PST), 8:00 PM (EST)
by Student Blogger: Josie Reynolds - Jun 5, 2020
a?oeGive the people A day of peace. A day of pride. A day of justice We have been denied. Let the new day dawn, Oh, Lord, I pray... We'll never get to heaven Till we reach that day.a?? - Ragtime
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2020
Orlando Repertory Theatre has announced a one-night-only opportunity to attend a musical theatre Broadway Masterclass for Adults with Michael James Scott. This event will take place on Wednesday, July 29th from 5pm-9pm at Orlando REP. Tuition is $175, and spots are very limited. Attendees must be over 18.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2020
Milwaukee Rep continues From Our Home to Your Home online programming through September thanks to the support of Donald & Donna Baumgartner, Elizabeth Quadracci Harned Family and the donors to the Double-Down for Artists Challenge which raised a total of $109,000 to support Milwaukee Rep's artists that have been severely impacted by COVID-19.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
More than a dozen Broadway performers, and special guest Voices of Service, are participating in a virtual concert to honor the Town of Garner during Independence Day celebrations.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
The current COVID -19 crisis has had a devastating effect on the performing arts. Broadway has shut down, and the ban on gatherings in New Jersey extends to all other performance spaces as well, including the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell, home to the Bergen County Players (BCP) since 1949.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Transcendence Theatre Company, the award-winning, Sonoma County based theatre company, will open their 2020 virtual season with 'Don't Stop Believin', July 10th through 12th, 17th through 19th,  and will be offered on the Transcendence Theatre Company website through the online platform Vimeo.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Richard Kind will host this year's 29th Annual Summer Gala, A Starry Night, which will be streamed online on baystreet.org and other live stream platforms on Wednesday, July 22, at 8 p.m., with a red carpet preshow beginning at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2020
The current COVID -19 crisis has had a devastating effect on the performing arts. Broadway has shut down, and the ban on gatherings in New York extends to all other performance spaces as well, including the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell, home to the Bergen County Players (BCP) since 1949. The show must go on(line) and, luckily, streaming video makes that possible.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 27, 2020
Theater has always been an outlet for creative minds to discuss the issues that plague our society, whether it's racism, income inequality, or the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020
Pianist/composer Lafayette Gilchrist and percussionist Kevin Pinder will launch A Percussion Discussion, a new online series, beginning Monday, June 29. The livestream will take place at 7 p.m. EDT from An Die Musik in Baltimore.
by Jim Munson - Jun 25, 2020
It is time for Robert Kelley to take a richly-deserved curtain call. June 30th will be his last day as Artistic Director of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley after a mind-blowing 50 years in that role. It is not hyperbole to state there isn't another individual who has had a more profound influence on the Bay Area theatre landscape. Kelley founded TheatreWorks as a scrappy, community theater company in April, 1970 and guided its transformation over the years into a Tony-winning powerhouse and nationally-recognized incubator of new works. BroadwayWorld had the pleasure of speaking with Kelley earlier this spring to discuss his half-century history with TheatreWorks.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 23, 2020
This month, BroadwayWorld will profile arts organizations selected for NEA funding to let them express, in their own words, what the award means to their organization and how the funding will not only enable them to plan and execute new productions and community programs, but help them recover from financial losses sustained in the Covid-19 pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
Due to popular demand, Orlando Repertory Theatre (Orlando REP) has added a fourth session of Michael James Scott's Broadway Challenge!  The initial workshop filled up within one day of going on sale, as well as three additional sessions, due to waitlist sign-ups. The final added dates for the fourth two-day intensive are July 30-31. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
Pegasus Opera Company have brought together  26 black opera singers from around the world digitally to sing Make Them Hear You, a social justice song from the musical Ragtime, in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
Town Hall Theatre invites you to join us for a hot summer evening of sensational singing by seven powerhouse Bay Area performers!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2020
Today is all about dads, and we're celebrating Father's Day 2020 in a very Broadway way. Below, check out some of the greatest paternal showtunes of all time, including happy songs to fathers, sad songs from fathers, and even some fatherly advice.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2020
BroadwayWorld has learned that all remaining performances on the Anastasia tour have been cancelled through Summer 2020, due to the health crisis.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 19, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's highlights from some of your favorites, including Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Jessica Vosk, Tim Minchin, and more!
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 19, 2020
Singing actor Jayson Kerr is one of many to be found working at 54 Below and, like his colleagues, he is always on the lookout for an acting gig. With no acting work or 54 Below work, the big-voiced baritone is making the most of the quarantine.
by Debbie Hall - Jun 19, 2020
Southwest Medical Associates is partnering with The Cocktail Cabaret to perform its final Facebook a?oeLive Healthy at Homea?? virtual concert series. While the concert is free to enjoy, $5 per live view will be donated to the TCS Entertainment Community Relief Fund, up to a total value of $5,000. The concert will be shown live on Southwest Medical Associates Facebook Page at 3 p.m. (PT) on June 27.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
SCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'I Must Have that Man'- being released June 30th- features such Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), John Tartaglia ('Avenue Q'), Seth Sikes ('The Band's Visit') and more.
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2020
In response to the violence against black men, women, and children, co-founders Howard and actor Seth Diggs assembled a team of Broadway actors to perform the anthem a?oeTill We Reach That Daya?? from the musical Ragtime (music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
In honor of Juneteenth, WQXR is devoting the entire day to spotlighting the work of Black composers and performers from around the globe with an all-day tribute a?oeMusic for Juneteenth: A Celebration of Black Classical Artistry.a??
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
In response to the guidelines from the city and county government and the Center for Disease Control, Theatre Memphis has adjusted the upcoming 2020-21 season to be in compliance regarding the COVID 19 pandemic. Two shows scheduled for 2020, The Secret Garden and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, will be moved from the first half of the 2020-21 season to the 2021-22 season.
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 BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2020
Today (June 16) in live streaming: It's the Day of the Show Y'all is back, it's Christine Daae Day on Stars in the House and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
Los Angeles tap dance band Syncopated Ladies will be the opening act for Mississippi State's 2020-21 Lyceum Series, according to the Mississippi State University Newsroom.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
Carnegie Hall is continuing its new online series-Live with Carnegie Hall-with an episode on Tuesday, June 16 at 2PM EDT, hosted by the leading interpreter of the American Songbook Michael Feinstein.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2020
Producer Mark Cortale announced today that award-winning theatre superstars Audra McDonald, Lea Salonga, and Melissa Errico will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series, the weekly virtual series based on Seth Rudetsky's international Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2020
Join us on June 10th for a virtual concert by Broadway stars Sandra Joseph and Ron Bohmer. Sandra starred as Christine Daaé in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for 10 years and is the author of UNMASKING WHAT MATTERS. Her husband, Ron, has starred in over a dozen Broadway productions, including PHANTOM, RAGTIME and THE BOOK OF MORMON.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2020
Silver Glass Productions will present CITY SOUNDS on Saturday, June 20th @ 7:00 pm at Zoom online. CITY SOUNDS is a movement-based devised work exploring the sounds of the city during the pandemic, looking at ambulances, silence, birds, thunder, neighbors and the 7 pm holler.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020
Tony nominee Rob McClure (Mrs. Doubfire, Beetlejuice) continues his #ConducterCam series this week, this time passing his baton to Memphis Youth Symphony's Kalena Bovell. Watch as Rob and  Kalena are joined by Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell as they conduct and perform a poem to Ragtime's opening number.
by BWW Prompts - Jul 8, 2020
We want to hear from you! Submit your response to our daily #bwwprompts, where each day we'll be asking our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram questions to spark some theater conversation.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
Producer Mark Cortale announced today that award-winning stars of the stage and screen Norm Lewis, Megan Hilty, and Cheyenne Jackson will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series, the weekly virtual series based on Seth Rudetsky's international Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown.
by Student Blogger: Brooke Treiman - Jul 7, 2020
I may not have been a theatre kid, but I was a band kid. I have a feeling that once you are a band kid you will always be a band kid so I guess I am still a band kid.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2020
Happy 243rd birthday, America! On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies officially declared independence from Great Britain, forming a brand new nation, which today celebrates over two centuries of freedom and democracy. In that time, our country has been through war and peace, prosperity and poverty, progress and stagnation. On this most special of days to be an American, we're giving you a crash course on the story of our nation, the only way we know how... through musical theatre.
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 13, 2020
Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 is now a weekly virtual series titled The Seth Concert Series.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
One of Bryant Park's most popular programs, 'Piano in Bryant Park,' returns for New Yorkers who've been eagerly awaiting outdoor performances.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
As a Black woman, what choices have you had to make and how have they defined your life?
by Stephi Wild - Jul 10, 2020
Today's top stories: Hamilton: History Has its Eyes On You releases today on Disney+, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 10, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's highlights from some of your favorites, including Ben Platt, Rob McClure, the West End cast of Six, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2020
Stars in the House continued Thursday night (8pm) Rosie Perez. This episode was in support of The Actor's Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
Michael Mott & Friends Live at Home continues tonight with Jenna Ushkowitz & Darnell Abraham.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced the eight-part online interview series, Backstage with MMD: Random Notes & Anecdotes From Productions Directed By Marcia Milgrom Dodge.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is pleased to present  PART 2 of Jazz 101 Virtual hosted by renowned musician and educator Bobby Sanabria, on Tuesday, July 7th at 7 p.m.