Ragtime 1998

Ages: 6+
Opened: January 18, 1998
Closing: January 16, 2000

Ragtime - 1998 - Broadway History , Info & More

Ford Center for the Performing Arts
213 W. 42nd St. New York, NY 10036

Based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow

Called by Time Magazine "A triumph for the stage," and by the International Herald Tribune "the best musical in twenty years," this acclaimed musical won 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and won both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. RAGTIME is not only a powerful portrait of life in turn-of-the-century America, but a relevant tale for today. Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens ("Once On This Island," "Seussical," "Lucky Stiff"), noted playwright Terrence McNally, ("Kiss of the Spider Woman", "Master Class"), and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, the musical intertwines the stories of three extraordinary families, as they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America. The Tony-winning score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty is just as diverse as the melting pot of America itself. It draws upon many musical styles from the ragtime rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley to the klezmer of the Lower East Side, from bold brass band marches to delicate waltzes, from up-tempo banjo tunes to period parlor songs and expansive anthems.



Featured are such show stopping songs as "Getting Ready Rag," "Your Daddy’s Son," "Wheels of a Dream," "Till We Reach That Day," "Back To Before," and "Make Them Hear You." This thrilling musical is sure to inspire actors and audiences alike! Book by Terrence McNally; music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Presented by Mesa Encore Theatre at the Farnsworth Studio.

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Ragtime FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Goodbye My Love
Journey On
The Crime of the Century
What Kind of Woman
A Shtetl Iz Amereke
Success
Gettin' Ready Rag
Henry Ford
Nothing Like the City
Your Daddy's Son
New Music
Wheels of a Dream
The Night That Goldman Spoke at Union Square
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Gliding
Justice
President
Till We Reach That Day
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Coalhouse Demands
What a Game
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Our Children
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Back to Before
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Make Them Hear You
The Show Biz
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Goodbye, My Love
Journey On
Crime Of The Century
What Kind Of Woman?
A Shteltl Iz Amereke
Success
His Name Was Coalhouse Walker
Getting' Ready Rag
Henry Ford
Nothing Like The City
Your Daddy's Son
The Courtship
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Wheels Of A Dream
The Night That Goldman Spoke
Gliding
Justice
President
Till We Reach That Day
Coalhouse's Soliloquy
Coalhouse Demands
What A Game!
Atlantic City
Buffalo Nickel Photoplay, Inc.
Our Children
Sarah Brown Eyes
He Wanted To Say
Back To Before
Look What You've Done
Make Them Hear You
Epilogue
Ragtime has had 12 productions including Canada which opened in 1996, Broadway which opened in 1998, Broadway which opened in 1998, West End which opened in 2003, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 2005, Chicago which opened in 2007, Broadway which opened in 2009, West End which opened in 2012, US Tour which opened in 2015, Off-Broadway which opened in 2016, West End which opened in 2016 and Regional (US) which opened in 2017.
Ragtime has been nominated for the following Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Terrence McNally, Best Choreography for Graciela Daniele, Best Costume Design for Santo Loquasto, Best Direction of a Musical for Frank Galati, Best Lighting Design for Jules Fisher, Best Lighting Design for Peggy Eisenhauer, Best Orchestrations for William David Brohn, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Stephen Flaherty, and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Lynn Ahrens.
Ragtime has won the following Tony Awards: Best Book of a Musical for Terrence McNally, Best Choreography for Graciela Daniele, Best Costume Design for Santo Loquasto, Best Direction of a Musical for Frank Galati, Best Lighting Design for Jules Fisher, Best Lighting Design for Peggy Eisenhauer, Best Orchestrations for William David Brohn, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Stephen Flaherty, and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Lynn Ahrens.
Ragtime has been nominated for several awards, including Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. Graciela Daniele was nominated for Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards, as was Santo Loquasto for Outstanding Costume Design. Frank Galati received nominations for Outstanding Director - Musical. Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer were recognized for Outstanding Lighting Design. Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty were nominated for Outstanding Lyrics, and Stephen Flaherty for Outstanding Music. William David Brohn was nominated for Outstanding Orchestrations. Eugene Lee and Wendell K. Harrington received nominations for Outstanding Revival-Musical and Outstanding Set Design - Musical. Brian Stokes Mitchell was honored with a Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards. The show also received nominations for Best Broadway Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, with additional nominations for Best Choreography, Best Costume Design, Best Director - Musical, and Best Lighting Design. The Hewes Awards recognized Peggy Eisenhauer for Lighting Design and Eugene Lee for Scenic Design.
Ragtime has won several awards including Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Costume Design, Outstanding Director - Musical, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Orchestrations, Outstanding Revival-Musical, Outstanding Set Design - Musical, Distinguished Performance Award, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Best Broadway Musical, Best Choreography, Best Costume Design, Best Director - Musical, Best Lighting Design, Lighting Design, and Scenic Design.

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