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Ragtime - 2005 - Milburn, NJ (Regional) Tickets, News, Info & More

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)
22 Brookside Drive
Milburn, NJ 07041
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2022
Music Theatre of Connecticut, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company celebrates the conclusion of its 35th Season with This Is The Moment: MTC's 35th Anniversary Gala. This celebratory night will feature performances by actors seen on the MTC stage, singing audience-favorite songs.
by Jared Fessler - May 9, 2022
Moulin Rouge will be touring through Minneapolis at the Orpheum Theatre! Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular...Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Baz Luhrmann's revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Directed by Tony Award® nominee Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and - above all - love. With a book by Tony winner John Logan, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine, and choreography by Emmy® nominee Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge! is more than a musical; it is a state of mind.
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2022
OPERA America has announced the second round recipients of the 2022 Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors. The program incentivizes companies to hire women in these key artistic roles. These hires enrich the production and performance of new operas and works from the inherited repertoire; introduce audiences to the talent and insight of new artists; and inspire future generations of creative artists who identify as women.
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022
Theatre Now, an artist service organization dedicated to supporting musical theatre writers, continues its Industry Q&A series with an online conversation with Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty May 10th at 6:30pm. The event is free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022
To some it may seem like Theatre Collingwood has not been affected by the past 2+ years but the truth is they really have, and May 31st-June 5th will mark the first of their Regular Season Theatre Programming since 2019.  You are correct to think they have been staying in t
by Drew Eberhard - May 8, 2022
The Sugar Ridge Rag, a play by Philip Middleton Williams, premiered at LAB Theater Project in Tampa’s Historic Ybor City on April 28, 2022. The story is a complex, yet simplistic study of the life of an average family in rural Ohio, and what lies at the depths of family values and the definition of true love. From the synopsis found on the Playbill; Pete and Dave Granger, age 17, are twin brothers in rural northwest Ohio in 1970. Dave enlists in the Army; Pete goes to Canada to pursue his career in music. Over the next five years, their lives are changed by the Vietnam War and the choices they made. Deb and Hal, their parents, are left to deal with the consequences of their actions and their future as a family.
by Michael Major - May 7, 2022
The musical, featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, blues and African rhythms, has a book by Marsha Norman with music by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. The film, directed by Blitz Bazawule, will star Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Colman Domingo, Halle Bailey, Ciara, and more.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 7, 2022
One of the most ambitious projects ever produced by the Bergen County Players, Ragtime: The Musical will open BCP's 90th season this September. Open auditions will take place at the little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Rd. in Oradell, NJ on Tuesday and Thursday, June 7th and 9th at 7:30PM and on Sunday, June 12th at 10AM. BCP is seeking an ethnically diverse cast of men and women ages 16 - 65+. Additionally, there are two principal roles for children (boy and girl - stage age 8 - 12). Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and noted playwright Terrence McNally, Ragtime: The Musical brings together a multi-ethnic cast of characters, portrayed by both BCP veterans and newcomers alike.
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022
Jeffrey Seller and Cameron Mackintosh, producers of the West End production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON, have announced new casting for the show who will have their first performance at the Victoria Palace Theatre on 21 June 2022 where tickets are currently on sale to 1 October 2022.
by Caroline Powell - May 6, 2022
As Alice Cooper sings, “School’s out for summer!” Here in the South, the temperature rises, and everyone flocks to indoor activities like movies, shopping, and the closest air conditioning. Instead of these boring activities, why not find your way to one of Atlanta’s theatres?
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2022
Plaza's Broadway Long Island, Nassau County's only professional theatre in residence at the State-of-the Art Elmont Library Theatre, has announced the cast and creative team for the Long Island premiere of The Color Purple. Performances begin on Saturday, May 21 and runs through Sunday, June 12.
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022
A good ol' boy in the Florida Panhandle in desperate need of work finds unexpected success—as a lip-syncing drag queen! International City Theatre presents the The Legend of Georgia McBride, a crowd-pleasing, music-filled, laugh-out-loud comedy by Matthew Lopez. Performances take place June 10 through June 26 at ICT's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for June 8 and June 9.
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022
The Muny announced today that Robert Petkoff, Ta'Nika Gibson and Brandon Chu will star in the enchanting and romantic legend, Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, June 22-28, 2022. This triumphant story is directed by Matt Kunkel, choreographed by Beth Crandall, with music direction by Abdul Hamid Royal.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
This year’s honorees have all starred on the Urban Stages stage during their careers and include Tony Award winner Reed Birney will be presented with Urban Stages’ Luminary Award and Terence Archie, Nikki M. James, and AJ Shively will receive a mid-career award.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
Bray Productions Ltd today announced principal and supporting cast members that will be joining Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman in A Journey to the Past, a West End celebration of the works of the Tony Award-winning and world-renowned musical theatre writing team Ahrens & Flaherty. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Growing Up Broadway: Current & Former Broadway Kids Return to the Stage!  on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 at 9:30 PM.
by Elena Díaz-Guerra - May 4, 2022
El próximo sábado, 7 de mayo, la actriz controlará durante 24 horas la cuenta de BroadwayWorld Spain en Instagram.
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2022
Theatre Mash-Up with Angie Harrell is scheduled for July 11–15 from 1 to 4 p.m. each day. Leading the Show: A Character Study Camp with Kayla Matters is scheduled for July 25–29 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Creative Theater Miracles with Stuart Ross is scheduled for August 8–12 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Creating Your Own Work with Cecelia Ticktin is scheduled to take place twice, from August 8–12 and August 22–26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. All camps are $450 for five days. $600 after July 1.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022
The Grand Opera House has unveiled its highly anticipated 2022-2023 Broadway in Wilmington season at The Playhouse on Rodney Square. Three Broadway shows will make their Playhouse debut this season, along with the return of three favorites, plus a holiday spectacle for the entire family.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022
Historic six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald, star of Broadway’s The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Carousel, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and HBO’s The Gilded Age, opens the Town Hall series on May 29 with Seth Rudetsky as music director and host.
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022
June 2022 with the Calgary Philharmonic is a celebration of youth and of the spirit of collaboration, beginning with Kevin Chen in Concert (June 3 & 4). The 17-year-old Calgary pianist – a MacLachlan/Ridge Emerging Artist – is the youngest musician ever to win the prestigious Franz Liszt International Piano Competition.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022
In celebration of her soon to be released album Ann Kittredge:reIMAGINE(Jazzheads, Inc./King Kozmo Music), a specially curated collection of songs uniquely re-imagined, Ms. Kittredge, will appear at The Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 West 42nd Street – between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Thursday, May 26th at 7pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022
This sweeping and stirring musical masterpiece paints a portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, interweaving the lives of three families—an African American family, a Jewish Immigrant family, and a wealthy white family—finding their places and pursuing the American Dream in a rapidly changing world.
by A.A. Cristi - May 2, 2022
Chicago's favorite evening of big voices for a big cause, returns with the 7th annual Belting for Life. For one night only on May 16 at Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre.
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022
Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Playhouse on the Square season sponsor, Dorothy O. Kirsch, Harry Freeman & Sara Ratner, Friends of CrimeStoppers, and super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff, present the Playhouse on the Square revival of: A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE written by Dean Regan, running June 17 – July 17, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022
Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director, Danny Feldman, has announced the 2022/2023 Season featuring a six-month-long celebration of the works and impact of Stephen Sondheim.  The State Theater of California’s Sondheim Celebration will begin in January 2023 and extend into June. 
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2022
Panic! Productions, along with Born To Perform Studios and Boo Boo Productions, have announced that  Barry Pearl will once again direct their late summer teen musical “13”  at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.  
by Michael Major - May 19, 2022
McGovern is no stranger to the stage, recently seen on the West End in  AVA: The Secret Conversations. She has also been seen on Broadway in Time and the Conways, Hamlet, and Love Letters. BroadwayWorld caught up with McGovern to discuss what audiences can expect from the new film, the theatricality of Downton Abbey, and more.
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022
Panic! Productions, along with Born To Perform Studios and Boo Boo Productions have announced that Barry Pearl will once again direct their late summer teen musical “13”  at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
Last week Milwaukee Repertory Theater had to cancel two weeks of nearly sold out performances of Titanic The Musical due to breakthrough cases of COVID-19. In order to not disappoint the 10,000 plus ticket holders, Milwaukee Rep will remount Titanic The Musical in the fall as part of the 2022/23 Season.
by Jared Fessler - May 17, 2022
Recovering Child Co-Star from Full House, The Little Rascals, Hey Arnold, Recess, Ragtime the Musical and more! Recently seen on BRAVO's The People's Couch and the series finale of Fuller House! He is also a vocal coach and podcaster!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022
The Ahrens & Flaherty celebration A Journey to the Past has been rescheduled and will now play at the West End’s Lyric Theatre on 12th September. The event was previously scheduled to take place on 6 June.   
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022
On May 26, 2022, AR Productions will present an industry reading of “Food Fighters”, a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Aaron Morrill. The reading will be directed by Joe Barros (Gigi, The Evolution of Mann) and will take place at The Jerry Orbach Theater at the Theater Center located at 210 W 50th Street, New York, NY 10019.
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2022
BroadwayWorld has a first look at The 5th Avenue Theatre's world premiere production of the captivating new musical Afterwords, is now on stage through May 21.
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022
Ragtime, The Musical is the highlight of the end of the 100th anniversary season at Theatre Memphis in the Lohrey Theatre, June 3 - 26, 2022. Emotional and inspiring, the show is set at the dawn of a new era in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-20th-century New York. Everything is changing and anything is possible. Three distinctly American tales are woven together … a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician. United by their courage, compassion and belief, together they confront timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair … and what it means to live in America.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022
It's today! Award-winning vocalist Ann Kittredge's debut recording reIMAGINE, a specially curated collection of songs uniquely re-imagined and produced by award-winning songwriter and record producer Paul Rolnick, is available on all digital platforms as of today, May 16, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022
the new documentary feature The Show Must Go On, which premiered in August at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre, was released in all territories on Apple TV TODAY.
by Jennifer Skura Boutell - May 16, 2022
City Springs Theatre Company presents THE COLOR PURPLE Directed by Kamilah Long is based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture. This musical about love plays May 6 - 22, 2022 in the Byers Theatre at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center. THE COLOR PURPLE was adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony® Award winner Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Grammy® Award winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 15, 2022
3-D THEATRICALS is finally back and are thrilled to invite you to “Seize the Day” as they present the high-flying NEWSIES, book by Harvey Fierstein, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, musical conductor is Julie Lamoureux, vocal director is Crystal Barron, choreography by Chaz Wolcott (recreating the original Broadway choreography by Christopher Gattelli) and directed by T.J. Dawson. NEWSIES will preview on Friday, May 13, 2022 (with a press opening on Saturday, May 14 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, May 29, 2022 at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 18000 Park Plaza Drive in Cerritos.  
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022
Broadway in Indianapolis is proud to announce the 2022-2023 Season celebrating the three Indianapolis premieres of Anastasia, Disney’s Aladdin, and Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations. Rounding out the series are three epic return engagements of Hairspray, Les Misérables, and two weeks of Hamilton. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
Tickets are still available for the concert presented by The Riverside Opera Ensemble at Merkin Hall featuring Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) and Nathan R. Matthews who is producing as well as performing in the show. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022
After celebrating its 25th Anniversary in residence at Theater Wit—a season that featured the world premiere, acclaimed hit Relentless, which went on to an extended run at Goodman Theatre—the company will return to its longtime home in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood, located at 615 W. Wellington Avenue, for three productions.
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022
Nearly one million people in the United States are living with Parkinson's disease and about 60,000 people in this country are diagnosed each year with the brain disorder, which primarily affects motor functions.
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022
Feinstein's Presents mostlyNEWmusicals returns for the first time in 2022 to showcase a concert of new music from Gregory Nabours, featuring songs from THREE new musicals: MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, MOZART, and A CANDLE IN JIEN'JENU.
by Nicole Rosky - May 11, 2022
Co-Presented by The Cabaret Project of St. Louis and Jazz St. Louis, Broadway star Jason Danieley is coming home to perform his cabaret Homecoming on May 18th and 19th. Ahead of the show, BroadwayWorld caught up with Danielly for a few quick questions.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022
The American Theatre Guild will present the South Bend engagement of the new Broadway musical ANASTASIA. This production is part of the BROADWAY IS BACK IN SOUTH BEND SERIES and will take the Morris Performing Arts Center stage June 24–26, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has announced the cancellation of its production of Madhuri Shekar’s environmental drama Queen, originally scheduled to perform June 29 – July 24, 2022 at the Louis B. Mayer Theatre in Santa Clara, as part of its 51st season.
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022
 The American Theatre Guild is pleased to present the Lubbock engagement of the new Broadway musical ANASTASIA. This production is part of the BROADWAY IS BACK AT THE BUDDY HOLLY HALL SERIES and will take The Buddy Holly Hall stage June 20–21, 2022.