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Ragtime - 1998 - Broadway

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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Ford Center for the Performing Arts

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by Team BWW - Sep 9, 2021
BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce the return of The Seth Concert Series this fall! Regular Sunday evening performances will resume beginning October 3rd at 8 PM - with a five star lineup now on sale.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2021
Actor Mandy Patinkin has shared a video of himself soothing the separation anxiety of his beloved dog, Becky. In the video, posted to the actor's Twitter, Patinkin shared that he wants to record himself singing three Hebrew blessings to be played before Becky's meals, when he leaves and has to be away from her.
by Stage Tube - Sep 7, 2021
Daniels touches on his new series 'American Rust', his inspiration behind his portrayal of Atticus Finch in 'To Kill a Mockingbird', the joy of being a grandfather, and more.
by Neil Shurley - Sep 7, 2021
'This show has moments that will make you burst out laughing so hard your cheeks hurt'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2021
Tickets for State Theatre New Jersey's 2021-22 Broadway Season, featuring Tony Award-winning hits and Broadway fan favorites, go on sale on Friday, September 10 at 11am.  
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 4, 2021
Those summer days may have drifted away, but oh- autumn has begun! On this day of relaxation, pour yourself a cup of ambition and listen to 50 of our favorite songs about the jobs of your favorite Broadway characters, who work hard all the livelong day.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2021
An heiress, kind and generous, is found dead in her bed. Her night nurse, lying lifeless on the staircase. A robbery? A clumsy break-in? A conspiracy? A scandal! Witness this dark musical that tackles the tale with wicked dialogue and evocative music
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 3, 2021
Legendary star of Broadway, Brian Stokes Mitchell will perform for one night only at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on September 11th at 8pm.
by - Sep 26, 2021
Derek McLane has won the 2020 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for MOULIN ROUGE!.
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 25, 2021
The 2020 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. For some, this marks their first nomination, but others have already won Tony Awards in seasons past. We took a look at which nominees have won at least a Tony or two (or seven) - amongst them, they've gathered a total of 42 awards!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2021
Further details have been revealed for the performances taking part in tomorrow night's The Tony Awards Present: Broadway's Back!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2021
Single tickets for the shows in Asolo Repertory Theatre's 2021-2022 season will go on sale to the public on Monday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2021
Producing Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann has released NextStop Theatre Company's revised schedule of programming for Fall 2021. The new schedule will feature an eclectic array of four new, smaller productions, which have been conceived to better meet and serve the company's two equal objectives of bringing live theatre back to the Dulles Corridor, while simultaneously protecting the health and safety of the community. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2021
Tony Award nominee Jacob Langfelder (Sea Wall/A Life) presented Broadway and Vine, intersecting the best of Broadway with the best of Wine Country, this week with Billboard #1 Recording Artist Shoshana Bean (Waitress, Wicked, Hairspray, Beaches) at Tre Posti in Napa Valley.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2021
Stage Director George Ferencz (1947-2021), passed away on September 14 following a long illness according to his wife of 35 years, Sally Lesser. For over a half century, Ferencz was a beloved fixture of New York’s Off- and Off-Off-Broadway theatre scenes.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2021
Casting has been announced for the return of the North American tour of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of ANASTASIA. The ANASTASIA tour will launch in Connecticut (the Palace Theatre in Waterbury October 19-21, 2021 and the Shubert Theatre in New Haven October 22-24, 2021) and will go on to play over 40 cities this season. 
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Sep 21, 2021
LA 74° EDIZIONE DEI TONY AWARDS al WINTER GARDEN THEATER. Con il titolo Broadway's back! il 26 settembre saranno assegnati i premi per la stagione 2019/2020 rimandata per la pandemia.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2021
The Grand, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, and OperaDelaware announced jointly today a New Year’s Eve Concert featuring the talents of their respective musicians and performers alongside Broadway legend Brian Stokes Mitchell.  
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2021
A new original musical, DAYS OF THIRST AND BEAUTY, will be performed at Don't Tell Mama in Manhattan on October 21st at 7 pm.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 2, 2021
Skylight Music Theatre today announced the cast and creative team for the 2021-22 season opener, The Full Monty, running September 24 – October 17, 2021. Performances will take place in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. Skylight is Milwaukee's professional Equity music theatre company.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2021
Single tickets are now on sale for the new Broadway musical, Paradise Square. The first new musical announced for Broadway since the industry-wide shut down, Paradise Square begins previews February 22, 2022 at Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), where it opens March 20, 2022.
by Michael Major - Sep 17, 2021
Paradise Square begins previews February 22, 2022 at Broadway's Barrymore Theatre. Prior to Broadway, the production will play a five-week limited engagement from November 2-December 5, 2021 at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2021
Tickets will go on sale this Sunday, September 19 for Lincoln Center Theater’s production of INTIMATE APPAREL, a new opera with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and a libretto by Lynn Nottage, based on her critically acclaimed play. 
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 17, 2021
Interview with Andréa Burns on her role in the world premiere musical THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA and working with the director and choreographer Graciela Daniele at The Old Globe through October 17th.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2021
The Link Theatre Company in collaboration with the Delta Symphony Orchestra will present a concert version of the acclaimed Broadway musical, Ragtime, written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and Tony Award-winning playwright, Terrence McNally.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's 2021-22 Season, announced today by Music Director Jaime Martín and Executive Director Ben Cadwallader, celebrates the Orchestra's full return to the concert hall since the global pandemic shuttered live performances more than a year and a half ago.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021
Jazz vocalist Salvant dazzled Segerstrom Center audiences when she first appeared at the Center in 2014; Fortner has been called one of the top jazz pianists of his generation and is recognized for his virtuosic technique and captivating performances.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021
The full cast has been released for Dreamgirls, as it embarks on its first ever tour of the UK, opening at the Liverpool Empire Theatre this December before visiting cities right across the country throughout 2022 and into 2023.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021
Music Theater Works brings this 13-time Tony Award-nominated musical with its rich, award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens - the lyricist and composer duo behind Once on This Island and Seussical to its stage.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2021
It has been a long wait, but audiences can prepare to have the time of their life again at North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) when Bill Hanney brings back MAMMA MIA! for an Encore Performance to re-open the award-winning theatre which has been closed for 18 months due to the pandemic.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2021
The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr. in Lincolnshire, presents THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, the delightful musical revue featuring the works of John Kander and Fred Ebb, considered one of the most prolific and acclaimed Broadway musical creative teams of all time.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021
Love & Other Stories is an original dance narrative premiering on Sunday, September 26th at Snug Harbor Cultural Center (Staten Island). Directed, choreographed, and conceived by Ariana Andretta, the show follows four young women and their separate journeys in their quest to define love.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2021
The White Plains Performing Arts Center has announced its 2021-2022 Season!
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 13, 2021
Tony and Grammy® award-winning, and two-time Academy Award nominated singer and actor Leslie Odom, Jr. will host THE TONY AWARDS PRESENT: BROADWAY’S BACK! from 9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT. Earlier in the evening will be the live presentation of the American Theatre Wing’s 74th Annual Tony Awards live at 7:00 PM, ET/4:00 PM, PT, hosted by Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning actor and singer Audra McDonald.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
The TheaterMakers Studio will present the fifth annual TheaterMakers Summit, on November 6 and 7, with a special bonus day on November 8. With Broadway reopening, the theme of this year's event is 'Places Please.' The 2021 TheaterMakers Summit will be held virtually for attendees and speakers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
The York Theatre Company in association with Riki Kane Larimer, will present the world premiere of Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a song and dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, with book by Barry Kleinbort, music direction by David Hancock Turner, and directed by Randy Skinner.
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 11, 2021
What is a Broadway musical without a big, bold, belty closing number? Whether it's delivered as a last stand from the main character or a harmonious reprise from the full cast, musical finales have a reputation for  being some of the best songs in the musical theatre canon, so today, we're skipping right to the end.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021
Directed by Ford’s Theatre Senior Artistic Advisor Sheldon Epps, the remarkable new drama is based on true events and the friendship between contralto Marian Anderson and physicist Albert Einstein.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021
Audiences are taken on a journey through Kander and Ebb's virtual hit parade of songs including showstoppers “Cabaret,” “New York, New York,” “All That Jazz,” and “Maybe This Time.” The revue also covers numbers from Chicago, Funny Lady, Kiss of The Spider Woman, Woman of The Year and more.  
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021
Led by Reineke, the electrifying program showcases Bennett in a journey through the decades of iconic hits from the Swing Era to classics by Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Glenn Miller, and more backed by the full complement of the Houston Symphony Big Band.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2021
Utah Shakespeare Festival is presenting Ragtime, now running through September 11 at the Randall L. Jones Theatre. The worlds of a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and daughter, and an African-American ragtime musician intertwine and sometimes collide as they seek the American dream at the volatile turn of the twentieth century.
by Shari Barrett - Sep 1, 2021
Audition submissions for the Kentwood Players production of ALL TOGETHER NOW! will open on Tuesday, September 28-Thursday, September 30, 2021. Auditions are open to all ethnicities, genders and ages (over 18) and must be submitted digitally and should include one uptempo song and one ballad from the Broadway theatre repertoire. Please include your resume and photo. Auditions should be submitted to weisbarthsusan@gmail.com 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2021
Slow Burn Theatre Company is ready to reignite the theatrical scene after a forced pandemic shutdown with a scorching 2021/2022 Season that features five red hot musical blockbusters as kindling: the Florida premieres of recent Broadway hits Once on This Island and Head Over Heels, Broadway fan favorites Kinky Boots and Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical,  and Songs for a New World from one of Broadway's hitmakers. The season is presented by American National Bank, South Florida's premier community bank.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2021
Rowdy and fun, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' is our joyous celebration of the return of theatre. Closed since March 2020, Pioneer Theatre Company (PTC) opens with Ain't Misbehavin' on September 10, 2021 through September 25, 2021. It will be presented scripts-in-hand, as a concert musical but fully staged with the orchestra on stage.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2021
Goodspeed Musicals has announced the cast of A Grand Night for Singing: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein – marking the thrilling return of live musicals to the Opera House stage.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 30, 2021
As Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is poised to present its 22nd anniversary 2021-2022 season, the popular arts organization is continuing to be cautious in its approach to operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. With subscription and individual tickets for the entire season still on hold, WBTT has released tickets only to its 2021-2022 season opener, 'Eubie!'