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Photos: Go Inside the New King's Head Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 29, 2024


Executive Producer and Interim CEO Sofi Berenger, Chair of the Board James Seabright, and the whole team at the King’s Head Theatre have released new images of the new purpose built 200-seat theatre, now officially opened.

Review: RAGTIME at Union Avenue Opera
by Steve Callahan - Aug 22, 2023


When the musical Ragtime was produced for Broadway in 1998 it was a colossal, big-budget show.  It cost some ten million dollars.  What in the world were the folks at tiny little Union Avenue Opera thinking when they decided to include this show in their twenty-ninth season?  Ragtime, the musical treatment of E. L. Doctorow’s vast rambling nostalgic, wonderfully American novel, is far removed from opera.

Photos: First Look at 5-Star Theatrical's Production of RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL
by Blair Ingenthron - Mar 26, 2023


5-STAR THEATRICALS is presenting the first show of its 2023-2024 season, the Tony Award winning, RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL, book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty, conductor and musical direction by Tom Griffin, choreography by Michelle Elkin and directed by Jeffrey Polk. Check out photos from the production here!

Photos: First Look at RAGTIME at The Cultural Arts Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 6, 2023


Get a first look at Ragtime at The Cultural Arts Playhouse!

Photos: First Look At RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL At Bergen County Players
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2022


Bergen County Players (BCP), one of America's longest-running little theater companies, will open its 90th season with one of the most ambitious productions ever mounted by BCP - Ragtime: The Musical. See photos from the production!

Photos: First Look at RAGTIME at Moonlight Stage
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2022


Two veterans of Broadway join a cast of 38 along with a full-size pit orchestra of 26 performing live for Moonlight Stage Productions' revival of the epic musical experience 'Ragtime' from August 17 through September 3. Check out photos here!

Photos: Inside Look at TheatreWorks' Production of RAGTIME
by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022


TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 51st season with the hit musical Ragtime. 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. Featuring a Tony Award-winning book by Pulitzer Prize finalist Terrence McNally (Master Class, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink) and a Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Anastasia, Seussical The Musical), this musical is based on E. L. Doctorow’s best-selling novel of the same name. Ragtime will be presented June 1-26, 2022 (press opening: June 4) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets (starting at $30) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (877)-662-8978.

Photo Flash: RAGTIME Begins Performances At Arden Theatre Company
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2019


Old City, Philadelphia opens their 2019-20 season with the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, RAGTIME.  Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Seussical and Lucky Stiff), noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, RAGTIME plays the F. Otto Haas Stage from September 19 through October 20, 2019. Called “a triumph for the stage” by TIME Magazine and “the best musical in twenty years” by the International Herald Tribune, RAGTIME tells the story of three distinct Americans – an upper-class wife, a Jewish immigrant, and a daring Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and hope in the future. Together, they confront freedom, prejudice, despair, joy, and what it means to be American.

Photo Flash: BE MORE CHILL Composer Joe Iconis Honored At The Players
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2019


Last night, Monday, September 9, 2019, The Players honored Tony Award-nominated composer and writer Joe Iconis (Be More Chill) with a Pipe Night, a club tradition that has celebrated significant cultural figures for over a century.

BWW Review: RAGTIME Tells A Story That Must Be Heard At Cain Park
by Roy Berko - Jun 17, 2019


It is entirely appropriate in this era of rising anti-immigrant feelings, the re-emergence of the White Supremacy movement, increased anti-Semitism, and having a President who believes in nationalism and Eugenics, that Cain Park revisit the historical foundations of this country via the musical 'Ragtime.'

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Serenbe's RAGTIME
by Alan Henry - May 14, 2019


Serenbe Playhouse's RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL is now on stage. The Tony Award-winning musical based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel of the same name, is a picture of this nation's hopes and pains as we entered the twentieth century. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below!

Photo Flash: First Look At The Cast of RAGTIME At Serenbe Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 16, 2019


Serenbe Playhouse is proud to present RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL. The Tony Award-winning musical based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel of the same name, it is a picture of this nation's hopes and pains as we entered the twentieth century.  Telling the diverse stories of African Americans, immigrants, and the elite upper-class, with a mix of real-life historical figures, it paints a canvas of a country on the verge of a new era. In a concept never seen before, this version will be reimagined in the style of Vaudeville under a giant Atlantic City tent!

Photo Flash: SIDE SHOW At Queensbury Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 1, 2019


Queensbury Theatre presents Side Show, playing through April 14, 2019.

Photo Flash: Brian Stokes Mitchell Drops In On RAGTIME At Pasadena Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 13, 2019


Broadway's original 'Coalhouse' Brian Stokes Mitchell dropped in on Pasadena Playhouse's production of Ragtime! See photos from his visit below!

Photo Flash: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates Opening Night of RAGTIME
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 11, 2019


Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, has transformed the historic theater with an all new version of Ragtime: The Musical as it returns to Los Angeles more than two decades after its premiere at the Shubert Theatre.  With 21 actors and a 16-piece orchestra, this is one of the most ambitious productions in the Playhouse's recent history.

Photo Flash: Writers Theatre Presents VIETGONE
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 22, 2018


Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2018/19 season with Qui Nguyen's Vietgone, directed by Lavina Jadhwani, featuring original music and music direction by Gabriel Ruiz and choreography by Tommy Rapley. Vietgone runs August 15 - September 23, 2018 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Countdown to Barks: Sutton Foster, Ariana DeBose, Max von Essen & More Show Off Their Pets in Tails of Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 11, 2018


After a long week of treading the boards, what better way for performers to unwind than with the affection of a furry friend? To get ready for the big weekend, we're flashing back through our own series, Tails of Broadway, in which photographer Jessica Fallon Gordon captures priceless moments between Broadway's brightest stars and their pets. Click here for more of Tails of Broadway!

Photo Flash: FIrst Look at RAGTIME at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2018


Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center presents an all new production of the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime, live on stage for six performances only, June 15 through June 24 on the Main Stage Theater.

Photo Flash: Trinity Rep Closes Out Season with RAGTIME
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2018


Trinity Rep closes out its 2017-18 Season with the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime, which was written by Terrence McNally (book), Stephen Flaherty (music), and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Under the direction of Artistic Director Curt Columbus, Trinity Rep's production examines how the musical, which is set in 1906, reflects the country's current political and social climate. Based on the celebrated 1975 novel of the same name by E.L. Doctorow, the musical tackles race, women's rights, immigration, and workers' rights. Ragtime runs April 26 - May 27 in Trinity Rep's Elizabeth and Malcom Chace Theater, with press opening on Monday, April 30 at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $25. More information can be found at www.trinityrep.com/ragtime.

Photo Coverage: First look at Gallery Players' SIDE SHOW
by Jerri Shafer - Mar 1, 2018


A regional premiere, Side Show, by Bill Russell with music by Henry Krieger, is based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, who became stars during the Depression. It is a moving portrait of two women literally joined at the hip, whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love. The show follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and ultimately to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks. With a completely reworked plot and new songs, the 2014 revival version delves deeper into the backstory of the Hilton twins. As the twins' forge a relationship with Harry Houdini and face potential separation surgery, the book and lyrics by Bill Russell fleshes out characters and situations that endow Henry Krieger's music with more sophistication and truth. Side Show shines a spotlight on marginalized members of society, taking center stage in their own lives and dealing with mainstream emotions of love, success, suffering - and finally - acceptance. Performances run March 3rd thru March 18th, 2018. Gallery Players, 1125 College Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43209. Please visit http://columbusjcc.org/cultural-arts/gallery-players/ to get specific showtimes and purchase tickets.

Photo Flash: Travel Back To The Turn Of The Century With RAGTIME The Musical At The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Feb 26, 2018


Ragtime is a compelling epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in the volatile "melting pot" of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime confronts the dialectic contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair.

Photo Flash: Marriott Theatre's RAGTIME Celebrates Opening Night
by Julie Musbach - Feb 1, 2018


From the volatile melting pot of New York City at the dawn of a new century, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, RAGTIME, kicking off Marriott Theatre's 2018 Season, January 24 through March 18, 2018 with a press opening yesterday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.

Photo Flash: First Look at RAGTIME at Marriott Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Jan 30, 2018


From the volatile melting pot of New York City at the dawn of a new century, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, RAGTIME, kicking off Marriott Theatre's 2018 Season, January 24 through March 18, 2018 with a press opening on Wednesday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.

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