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Ragtime - 2005 - Milburn, NJ (Regional)

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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(Milburn, NJ)
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2021
Today (March 31) in live streaming: it's Game Night on Stars in the House, LaChanze and Audra McDonald chat with TDF and more!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2021
'It just felt like the right thing to do,' says Aaron Albin, Executive Director of Art 4, when asked about their upcoming production of the hit Broadway musical Ragtime. 'We wanted to produce a show that met the moment we are collectively facing as a society,' says Aaron Albin.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2021
Resounding, the immersive-audio entertainment company, announced today casting for the world premiere live outdoor performance and simulcast of Beyond the Veil, an original ghost thriller by Steve Wargo, as part of the month-long residency at the theatrical drive-in experience Radial Park at Halletts Point Play.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Mar 30, 2021
Thirty-two performers of all abilities come from as close as the U.S. and Canada, and as far away as England, Ireland, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Each will get the opportunity to be showcased in a role they’ve always wanted to play, or try their hand at something new they’ve never experienced before.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2021
MT Shorts will release its original musical short film HIGH SCHOOL ZOOMSICAL on YouTube Wednesday, March 31st at 4:00 PM Eastern. HIGH SCHOOL ZOOMSICAL, is a hilarious contemporary love-letter to the theatre community that brings a little levity, a little romance, and a whole lot of jazz hands.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2021
Broadway stars Audra McDonald and LaChanze have been inspiring each other for decades, both on stage and off. Join TDF Conversations on Wednesday, March 31 at 3 p.m. ET on TDF's Facebook page to hear these amazing women talk about their friendship (they go back!), their careers and how they hope to change Broadway for the better. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2021
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater at Princeton University will present A Past Becomes a Heritage: The Negro Units of the Federal Theatre Project, an evening of play readings and a panel discussion in collaboration with New York City-based collective CLASSIX, on March 30 at 7:30 p.m.
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2021
In addition, 'Arrested Development' stars Tony Hale and Alia Shawkat have joined the cast.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Lyric Theatre! Learn about the history of the Lyric Theatre, and the shows to have graced its stage including Jesus Christ Superstar, The Pirate Queen, Young Frankenstein, Spiderman: Turn off the Dark, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and more.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2021
March 27 marks World Theatre Day! Although we can't be together to celebrate, we can still reminisce on the fun of theatre in our lives.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2021
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm ET) with a RAGTIME reunion with Peter Friedman, Mark Jacoby, Judy Kaye, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Steven Sutcliffe, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty joined by a special guest from the National Immigration Law Center.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 26, 2021
Today's top stories: De Blasio announced plans to vaccinate theatre workers, first look at Hamilton in Australia, The Phantom of the Opera is seeking video submissions for the role of Christine, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2021
Today (March 26) in live streaming: Richard Ridge chats with John Lloyd Young on Clubhouse, a Ragtime reunion on Stars in the House, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2021
We're rounding up 16 tweets from the week of 3/22/2021 to 3/26/2021 from Broadway stars and theater fans!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Mar 26, 2021
Each Christmas the Good Theater presents BROADWAY AT THE GOOD, a musical concert benefit recreating songs from a particular decade. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 concert did not take place, so this belated virtual songfest, featuring highlights of the 1990s is especially welcome to fans of this company. The well-crafted revue, conceived and directed by Brian Allen with skillful music direction by Victoria Stubbs and video production by Steve Underwood, (Dave Grant, Lead Editor) nimbly handles all the curve balls the pandemic protocols require as it reunites most of the Good Theater regulars, together with special guest stars Valerie Peri and Roosevelt Baker.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2021
Broadway Records announced today the release of the Grammy Award-nominated 2018 recording of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND as a double record set printed on orange vinyl. This vinyl set includes a special album insert with photos from the Broadway production and full billing, plus a gatefold cover, complete with show artwork, track list and more.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2021
From April 16-30, 2021, Carnegie Hall will present Voices of Hope, an online festival that examines the resilience of artists, exploring works that they felt compelled to create despite—and often because of—appalling circumstances and human tragedy.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2021
Milwaukee Rep will reopen with the live in-person concert First Lady of Song: Alexis J Roston Sings Ella Fitzgerald in the Quadracci Powerhouse April 27 - May 23, 2021. Award-winner Roston will offer approximately 85 minutes of stories and songs celebrating the sultry swing and playful joy that made Ella an American treasure.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2021
Final seats are on sale at 9:00am, Monday 29 March for the Melbourne performances of CHESS THE MUSICAL, starring Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Paulini, Rob Mills, Alexander Lewis, Mark Furze and more at the Regent Theatre from 22 to 24 April.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2021
Broadway is coming back to New Mexico when Popejoy Hall reopens this fall! Popejoy Presents announced the 2021-2022 season featuring the long-awaited Broadway national tour of HAMILTON, now scheduled for 24 performances over three weeks, from January 25 through February 13, 2022. Season tickets are now available.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2021
Further casting has been announced for Roles We'll Never Play on Saturday 22nd May at The Vaudeville Theatre in London. Rebecca Gilliland (Wicked), Scott Paige (The Addams Family), Lewis Cornay (The Book of Mormon), Sean Parkins (Wicked), Natalie Green (The Prince Of Egypt) and Alex Weatherhill (Chicago) have joined the lineup.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 21, 2021
Nicole Vanessa Ortiz is a winner many times over, but it's clear her future is filled with accolades to come. The proof is in the video.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2021
Piano Bar Live! (PBL!) streams this Tuesday, March 23 at 7:15 pm ET, celebrating St. Louis piano bar and cabaret, co-hosted by Scott Barbarino and Katie Dunne McGrath.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021
Music Theatre International (MTI)  has awarded its fourth Courage in Theatre Award to a group residents and staff at Orchard Cove, a senior living retirement community in Canton, Mass., for safely conducting a pilot workshop of Guys and Dolls SR. during the pandemic.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 19, 2021
De EL REY LEON a LOS MISERABLES pasando por MAMMA MÍA! o LA BELLA Y LA BESTIA, en Teatro y Cine Musical hay grandes temas de padres e hijos. ¡No te los pierdas!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021
 Due to popular demand, Signature Theatre Extends SIMPLY SONDHEIM, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season, for three weeks, until April 16 on Marquee TV.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021
SoHo Playhouse has announced the return of performer Todd Robbins to their theater with his new immersive experience, Haunt Quest. This will be the first live show staged at SoHo Playhouse since March 2020. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021
Good Theater, the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, has just released a video of “Seasons of Love”  from RENT, featuring 14 singers and stunning Maine video footage.  The song can be viewed on Youtube, at the link:
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2021
Two-Up Productions is back with another unprecedented project: the first feature-length dramatic podcast, Shipworm. Set to release on April 26th, Shipworm is a first of its kind feature-length dramatic podcast. While most scripted podcasts are serialized or episodic series, Shipworm will be released as a one-off audio movie.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2021
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) today announces its 2021-22 Season: A Season of Discovery, marking a return to performances for live audiences at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and The Music Center at Strathmore.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
Viewers are invited to enjoy a favorite cup of tea as Ron performs his one-man show Travels with Mark Twain based on Twain's famous traveling lecture series, featuring readings from some of his most beloved works; including 'Tom Sawyer,' 'Huck Finn' and 'Adam and Eve'.
by Joni Lorraine - Apr 6, 2021
There's a silver lining for theatre fans during this pandemic stuff, and it's ZACH's Spring Concert series SONGS UNDER THE STARS. I attended last week, and you have one more weekend to catch Austin theatre icons Judy Arnold, Kia Dawn Fulton, Roderick Sanford, and Janis Stinson for the 'Gospel Down by the Riverside,' segment in the SONGS UNDER THE STARS series.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2021
Michael Anthony Theatrical has announced its latest cabaret, 'The Music of: Waitress.' This virtual performance art will be streamed on Sunday, May 9th at 7:00PM EST on Michael Anthony Theatrical's Official Youtube Page.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2021
The theatre has also announced its new streaming partner, Broadway on Demand; which will be the streaming platform for the production of The Taming.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2021
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced immersive outdoor experiences for summer 2021, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date. Berkshire Theatre Group will work in adherence with government guidelines and corresponding health and safety officials.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2021
The virtual edition of Broadway Backwards delivered an emotional and exuberant evening of performances and raised a record $749,555 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2021
PRO kicks off the Vogel Summer Concert Series which APAC is presenting on Wednesday nights throughout the summer in Asbury Park.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2021
The live-broadcast event, the FIRST COLORS Ceremony, featured a special performance by the Off Broadway cast of THE HELLO GIRLS and took place in Washington, DC on Friday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m. EDT / 7:00 a.m. PDT. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2021
Chance Theater has announced that the Orange County premiere of Neil Bertram and Brian Hill’s musical, The Story of My Life will be the first show in their 23rd Anniversary Season. The musical is directed by Matthew McCray (The Other Place), with music direction by Robyn Manion (Ragtime).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2021
The Festival will welcome back 4 world-class orchestras - the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic & seven leading conductors, including Jaap van Zweden, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Fabio Luisi, to perform live concerts held safely outdoors for in-person audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2021
The Morris Museum has announced its return to regular opening hours, beginning Wednesday, April 14. Opening hours for the general public will be 11:00AM – 5:00PM, Wednesday through Sunday.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2021
The new hires will succeed Operations Manager James McClellan, who stepped down during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will join current staff members John Pecano, Technical Director, Sarah Jane Demetruk, Education Director, and Merle Ford, Maintenance Manager.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2021
In this Season Three finale episode, Tony Award-nominee turned psychotherapist, Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Big Fish) sits down with podcast host Allison Sheff (Smokey Joe’s Café) to discuss artists’ changing identities and social anxiety in the rehearsal room.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2021
Lyric Theatre’s 2021 season will continue next week with the opening of the sinfully funny hit musical Nunsense, presented outdoors April 21 through May 9, at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Nunsense follows the misadventures of five nuns who are trying to manage a fundraiser.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2021
Hosted by award-winning actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise, the 75-minute program will pay tribute to America's role in WWI and highlight our national unity with military fanfare, guest appearances by notable participants from across the country and musical performances including a special excerpt from the Off Broadway musical THE HELLO GIRLS.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2021
Spring brings blooms and playing outdoors and this year, includes music from Broadway as well as bird songs. Possum Point Players open the 2021 season with 'Broadway Springs Back' performed on their new outdoor stage.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2021
WESTERWYNNE is a whimsical work exploring the new normal after the pandemic. A fox's love for a chicken inadvertently causes him to lead an entire group through a dark tunnel to the mecca of Westerwynne, creating lasting change for them all.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage will present Tru, a witty and down-to-earth one-man play about one of America's most brilliant writers, Truman Capote. The show allows for audiences to experience Capote's over-the-top public personality while also pulling back the curtain and revealing the toll his life and work took on him.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
TheaterWorks Hartford in partnership with Goodspeed Musicals announced today that CHRISTIANE NOLL: COMING ALIVE AGAIN will stream on demand May 9 through 30, 2021.  A thoughtful, moving and funny concert experience exploring themes of motherhood and complex women, through the lens of a Broadway artist navigating a crazy Covid-paralyzed world.