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Ragtime - 1997 - Los Angeles History , 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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Other Productions of Ragtime

1996   Canada World Premiere
Canada
1998   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
2003   West End London Revival
West End
2005   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
2007   Chicago Chicago Revival
Chicago
2009   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
2012   West End Open Air Production
West End
2015   US Tour Non-Equity National Tour
US Tour
2016   Off-Broadway Ellis Island Developmental Concert Production
Off-Broadway
2016   West End Charing Cross Theatre Company Revival Production
West End
2017   Regional (US) Barrington Stage Company Revival
Regional (US)
2024   Off-Broadway Encores! Concert Revival Production
Off-Broadway

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