Ragtime

Ragtime is a musical with a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty. Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime tells the story of three groups in the United States in the early 20th century: African Americans, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a Harlem musician; upper-class suburbanites, represented by Mother, the matriarch of a white upper-class family in New Rochelle, New York; and Eastern European immigrants, represented by Tateh, a Jewish immigrant from Latvia.

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Cumberland Valley School of Music presents the 30th Annual Gala Showcase Concert, Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main Street, Chambersburg, PA. The concert celebrates 30 years of making music accessible to everyone in Chambersburg and surrounding areas. The concert features present and former faculty members, students, alumni, and members of the community.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Zoe Kazan's latest play, After the Blast, is set to take the Black Box Stage as part of the new Firestone Theatre season.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Theater Latté Da announces today a two-week performance extension for the company's re-imagined production of CHICAGO.
by Don Grigware - Oct 9, 2019
Based on the 1997 animated film 'Anastasia', Anastasia the New Broadway Musical, bowing on broadway in 2017, is an entertaining whirlwind of sight and sound. It will make you laugh and cry. You will undoubtedly leave the theatre with a lasting impression of grande theatricality and how it weaves its magic into our humdrum lives. Plus, it is based on fact. Currently onstage at the Hollywood Pantages until October 27 only, this Anastasia has the makings of a great big hit.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater presents a fully staged production of Wrinkles, the Musical. With book and lyrics by Wilderness Sarchild and Naomi Turner, Wrinkles, the Musical is directed by Dani Davis and runs October 18-27, with performances at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's (Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy For You) Dear Jack, Dear Louise. Based on his own parents' love story, U.S. Army Captain Jacob S. Ludwig and aspiring actress, Louise Rabiner, meet through a series of letters and become pen pals. Set in 1942 during World War II, a romance begins and the two must find their way toward each other, even though they have never met. Directed by Jackie Maxwell, Dear Jack, Dear Louise runs November 21 a?" December 29, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
An uplifting evocation of 1920s jazz and blues, and the fictitious, gripping story of Honey Grey, lead singer in her Daddy's band, are told in the musical tale of LADY OF JAZZ. Running at the award winning Hope Mill Theatre from Monday November 11- Wednesday 13th 2019, this brand new musical production is presented by Doye Mosse productions, directed by Greg Mosse, and written by Greg Mosse and John Gleadall.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Broadway star Eden Espinosa, recording legend Freda Payne, and Newsies star Dillon Klena have joined the cast of Rockin' in Paradise, a concert to support the Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation, it was announced today by Ronn Goswick Entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
The infinite beauty of storytelling consumes AN ILIAD, a provocative adaptation of Homer's classic coming to Arden Theatre Company. The Trojan War is placed beside our modern day, presenting the allure of wartime heroism and the inevitable cost of battle that overshadows all history. Mary Tuomanen returns to the Arden and will bring this epic event to the Bob & Selma Horan Studio Theatre from November 13 through December 15, 2019. Very limited tickets are available for reviewing press on either November 19 or November 20 at 7:30PM.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Bristol Riverside Theatre follows up its season opener, An Act of God, with Kim Wayans and continues its 33rd Season with Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's Broadway hit, Next To Normal. This Tony and Pulitzer winning musical drama about a family coming apart at its center runs October 29 to November 24, 2019. Opening Night is Thursday, October 31 at 7:30pm. BRT's Artistic Director Keith Baker directs this rock musical that features NYC-based actress Donna Vivino in the role of Diana.. All performances are at Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bucks County, located at 120 Radcliffe Street. Tickets are $15-$55 and are available online at brtstage.org, at the theatre's box office, or over the phone at 215-785-0100. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley rings in the holidays with the new musical Pride and Prejudice, the 2019 Tony-winning company's 70th World Premiere. Based on Jane Austen's iconic novel, this engaging work features book, music, and lyrics by Paul Gordon, whose musicals include TheatreWorks favorites Jane Austen's EMMA, Daddy Long Legs, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Jane Eyre. Pride and Prejudice follows delightfully liberated Lizzie Bennet and dashing, disdainful Mr. Darcy as they discover the irresistible power of love. A favorite from TheatreWorks's 2018 New Works Festival, this brand new musical romantic comedy will be directed by TheatreWorks's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley.
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Multiple Emmy Award winner Jeff Daniels will star as former FBI Director James Comey in a new four-hour CBS Studios event miniseries based on Comey's New York Times #1 bestselling book, A Higher Loyalty.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
The Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division Theatre and Music Departments present the musical Ragtime at 7:30 p.m. on November 15a?"16 and November 21a?"22, with matinee performances on Sunday, November 17 and Saturday, November 23 at 2 p.m., at the Malibu campus' Smothers Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
It will be a Wicked-good evening of diva showstoppers from the world of Broadway, opera and pop, highlighted by selections from the Tony Award-winning musical Wicked when Wicked Divas comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, November 2 at 7:30pm! This program features Elphaba (Dee Roscioli) and Glinda (Alli Mauzey) from the Broadway production of Wicked and will showcase the depth of their high-flying talents. Meet and greet tickets are available! In addition to favorites from the a?oeuntold tale of the witches of Oz,a?? the program also includes favorites from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic, and opera selections from George Bizet's Carmen. Don't miss the event described as a?oeBewitching, beguiling, bedazzling a?" it was all of that and more as two 'witches' from Broadway wove a magic spell no one wanted to break.a?? a?" Grand Rapids Herald-Review. This event is part of Northern Trust Broadway & Cabaret Series and Bruce Bennett Nissan Family Series. The Leir Foundation Arts for Everyone Recipient is Out and About Club. Additional sponsorship provided by Union Savings Bank. Media sponsor for this event is Macaroni Kid.
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2019
The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for SUNSET BOULEVARD. Performances began on Thursday, September 12 and run through Sunday, October 27, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
 Music Theater Works has announced its 2020 schedule under incoming Producing Artistic Director Kyle A. Dougan. The season opens with the ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! (June 6-14), followed by RAGTIME (August 22-30), RICHARD RODGERS' GREATEST HITS with Hammerstein, Hart and others (October 2-11), and BILLY ELLIOT (December 26-January 3).
by Don Grigware - Oct 4, 2019
Actress/Producer Tal Fox is about to open in the rarely produced In Trousers at The Lounge. In our conversation she tells us about this and her other theatrical chestnuts. TAL FOX  - Tal is an LA-based actress, singer and theater educator. Theater credits include: Max & Ruby (National Tour), The Christians (Center Theatre Group), Star Is Born 3, Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz (The Rockwell), Kiss Me, Kate, Urinetown, Sunday in the Park with George, Zorba, Hello Again, The Spitfire Grill, Ragtime... Tal holds a BFA in Musical Theater and BA in Communications from Pace University, and is also a producer, writer, and casting director. Producing credits include: Star is Born 3 (The Rockwell) and Dreamgirls (5-Star Theatricals). Casting work includes: Good Grief (Center Theater Group), Collective Rage (Theatre @ Boston Court), 5-Star Theatrical's productions of Shrek, Matilda, West Side Story, and The Music Man. Follow her on Instagram: @talmorningdew ~Tal  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Circuit Playhouse, Inc. which includes Playhouse on the Square, The Circuit Playhouse, and NewWorks@TheatreWorks at the Square will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a weekend of events November 15 to November 17, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Bay Area Cabaret presents Tony, SAG and Emmy award-winning actress LaChanze in her Bay Area concert debut performing Feeling Good, an autobiographical journey of her life with music and words.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
'I'm gonna give you some terrible thrills,' sings Eddie Star in his version of the classic opening tune from the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show.' The single, which marks Star's return to music as a solo artist, will be released just in time for Halloween on October 25, 2019, through Ton-Up, Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries on Friday, November 8th at 8 P.M.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at George Mason University held its 14th ARTS by George!benefit Saturday, September 28, 2019. The philanthropic event headlined by Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award winner Audra McDonald raised support for student scholarships in visual arts, dance, music, theater, computer game design, film, arts management, as well as for the Mason Community Arts Academy, the Green Machine Ensembles, and the Great Performances at Mason series. Information about the event is available at https://cvpa.gmu.edu/arts-by-george.
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 Julie Musbach - Oct 2, 2019
Off the cuff and on the beat, Freestyle Love Supreme opens tonight on Broadway! To help celebrate, we're taking a look at the mega-talented cast and what they bring to the ensemble.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC), a new multi-disciplinary performing arts center located in Woodbridge, New Jersey, presents WICKED DIVAS Wednesday, October 23 thru Sunday, October 27, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Rubicon Theatre opens the company's 22nd Season with an environmental production of the musical Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, opening October 26 at 7pm and continuing through November 10, 2019. Directed by Kirby Ward, with a company of 23, the production runs Wednesdays through Sundays in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District at the company's home at 1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA  93001. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Broadway Records will soon release MARIN MAZZIE & JASON DANIELEY: BROADWAY & BEYOND - LIVE AT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW- available digitally and in stores on Friday, October 18, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com
by Albert Gutierrez - Oct 15, 2019
Picture it, April 2018.  Encore Performing Arts has commandeered the stage at The Abbey, a swanky downtown Orlando lounge theatre, to convert it into their spring production of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE.  My friends and I meet up for the Bee, a nice way to finish off a birthday weekend that - for myself at least - began ten hours earlier, 14,000 feet in the air.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Ragtime a?" with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens a?" is a sweeping epic musical about the birth of America that weaves together real celebrities and historical events with a timeless tale of three families in pursuit of the American Dream.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
New casting has been announced for the multi award-winning West End production of HAMILTON as the show enters its third year at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Also announced is the release of further tickets with the show now booking in London to 28 March 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen Jason Alexander to host The Dramatists Guild Foundation's 2019 DGF Gala on Monday, November 4 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York. 2019 DGF Gala to include inaugural presentations of Alan Jay Lerner Awards to pay tribute to the Foundation's founder, Alan Jay Lerner, and be given to individuals with outstanding legacies of supporting writers across the country.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2019
Today's top stories: The Rose Tattoo officially opens tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Casting has been announced for the national tour of ANASTASIA, coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts November 5 a?" 17, 2019 in Segerstrom Hall. Rising theater star Jake Levy makes his national tour debut in the principal role of Dmitry.
by Ben Rimalower - Oct 14, 2019
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz about Judy Collins' 1967 album 'Wildflowers.' They also discuss Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, The Supremes, 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf,' Motown, 'Bye Bye Birdie,' and Leonard Cohen. Stephen talks about the conception and creation of a number of his works, including 'Wicked,' 'Godspell,' 'Pippin,' 'The Baker's Wife,' 'Working,' 'Rags,' and 'The Prince of Egypt.' He tells stories about working with artists such as Howard Ashman, Charles Strouse, Steven Spielberg, and Whitney Houston, and talks about collaborating with Alan Menken, with whom he wrote the songs for the hit Disney films 'Pocahontas,' 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame,' and 'Enchanted.'
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 12, 2019
The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse has announced that Ted Swindley's a?oeAlwaysa?? Patsy Clinea?? will play at the Candlelight April 19-May 19, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2019
A reading of the new musical The Count of Monte Cristo was presented on October 11th at Tuacahn Center for the Arts. Scott S. Anderson directed the private presentation of the musical penned by the Tony Award nominated team of Frank Wildhorn, composer, and Jack Murphy, book and lyrics.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
The Grammy-nominated Imani Winds returns to the Chamber Music Society of Detroit series with three metro area concerts, appearing at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial at 7:30 PM on Friday, November 1, the Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton at 7:30 PM on Saturday, November 2 and Varner Recital Hall on the Oakland University campus at 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 3.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2019
Today's top stories: read the reviews for Linda Vista, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Knot Free Productions presents In Trousers, a 'prequel' to William Finn's groundbreaking March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, directed by Ryan O'Connor.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Design impresario Ken Fulk and theatre producer Mark Cortale have announced that they will present Heavenly Bodies, a special event benefiting The Foundation at Saint Joseph's Arts Society in San Francisco, starring historic six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald on Friday, November 1 at 7:30 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) announce that LINCOLN CLAUSS (Broadway's Bat Out of Hell) will star as a?oePeter Pan,a?? DAKOTA LOTUS (Disney's a?oeCoop & Cami Ask The Worlda??) will star as a?oeJohn Darling, a?? BRYCE CHARLES (Pasadena Playhouse Ragtime, The Book of Mormon) will star as a?oeWendy Darling,a?? BEN GIROUX (a?oeBack to the 90s,a?? Nickelodeon's a?oeHenry Dangera??) will star as a?oeSmeea?? and CLARICE ORDAZ (a?oeSo You Think You Can Dancea??) will star as a?oeTiger Lilya?? in Lythgoe Family Panto's PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS, written by Kris Lythgoe, with choreography by Kitty McNamee, musical direction by Doug Peck and directed by BT McNicholl. They will join the previously announced TV and Broadway actor John O'Hurley (a?oeSeinfeld,a?? a?oeDancing with the Stars,a?? Broadway's Chicago) starring as a?oeCaptain Hooka?? and Ashley Argota (Laguna Playhouse Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose) starring as a?oeTinker Bell.a?? PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS will begin performances on Wednesday, December 4 and run through Sunday, December 29, 2019 with a press opening on Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 pm at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. Casting is led by LFP Producer Becky Lythgoe.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Hollywood Pantages Theatre presents the Los Angeles premiere of ANASTASIA from October 8 to October 27. The tour of the critically acclaimed Broadway production began performances in October 2018 at Proctors in Schenectady, NY before journeying to over 30 cities in its first year.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 10, 2019
Hollywood Pantages Theatre presents the Los Angeles premiere of Anastasia from October 8 to October 27. The tour of the critically acclaimed Broadway production began performances in October 2018 at Proctors in Schenectady, NY before journeying to over 30 cities in its first year.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, opens their 9th Season a?" Guilty Pleasures a?"with this family friendly holiday musical - A Christmas Carol the Musical. Performing at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville November 29 a?" December 15. Tickets are on sale now at www.brightsidetheatre.com, or by phone at 630-447-TIXS (8497). The press performance is Friday, November 29 at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre announces the next production in its 25th Anniversary season: the New Faces Sing Broadway series. New Faces Sing Broadway 1956, hosted by Angela Ingersoll, directed by Brianna Borger and music directed by Chuck Larkin, returns to Evanston at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. and to The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
The Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) will honor Tony Award-winning songwriting duo Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), the President of Concord Theatricals, Sean Patrick Flahaven, along with TodayTix Founders Brian Fenty and Merritt Baer at their annual DGF Gala on Monday, November 4 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in NYC. The evening's program will be directed by Kathleen Marshall.