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Ragtime

The Sweeping Musical Epic of Hopes and Dreams in America

February 16 - March 18

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.
Based on the novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

Director William Hodgson
Music Director Daniel Feyer
Choreographer Alex Rodriguez

 

“A triumph for the stage!”  - TIME Magazine

 


What is this show?

One of the most acclaimed American musicals of the last twenty years, Ragtime is a sweeping epic of hopes and dreams in a changing America at the turn of the 20th century.

Just beyond the gaze of lady liberty, the interconnected stories of three evolving and distinct communities in New York are woven together to create a fabric that blankets a new era in the land of opportunity: a Jewish immigrant seeking a new life in America for him and his daughter is renewed by the possibilities of success; a mother from an upper-class suburban family is awakened to the idea that privilege and comfort may not be the pathway to personal fulfillment; and a gifted African-American musician, prolific in the dissonant and romantic melodies of a distinctly new musical sound call ragtime, learns that the combustible mix of love, passion and injustice can spark the wheels of change.

 

Calendar - Ragtime

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Peppered with great historical characters from Houdini to Henry Ford to Booker T. Washington, Ragtime’s Tony Award-winning score draws upon the unique sounds of the American landscape—heard from Harlem to the Lower-East-Side—to create a truly remarkable theatrical event. Ragtime boasts Tony Award-winning score and lyrics by the Broadway powerhouse duo, Stephen Flaherty and Lynne Ahrens (Once on This Island, Anastasia, Suessical), book by four-time Tony Award-winner Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Master Class), and is based on the celebrated novel by E. L. Doctorow.
 

Seeing this show with a child?

Ragtime is set in early 1900s America and tastefully explores era-specific themes that range from race relations, gender equality, police brutality, to social class-systems. Language and situations reflect the struggles and relationships experienced in that period. We suggest parents explore our online Family Guide to learn more about this Tony Award-winning musical to help gauge age appropriateness within your family, and as a jumping off point for discussion and discourse.

Looking for our youth cast schedule?

Please note that youth roles are double cast. Click here for a detailed youth performance schedule .


The Cast

HARLEM ENSEMBLE

Dave J Abrams

COALHOUSE WALKER JR
Dave J Abrams

Anthony Rollins-Mullens

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON
Anthony Rollins-Mullens


SARAH

Marissa Rudd


SARAH'S FRIEND / HARLEM WOMAN

Jacqueline Dennis

Johnny Davison

BLACK LAWYER / HARLEM MAN #3
Johnny Davison

The T

PAS DE DEUX / ENSEMBLE
Chanel Tilghman

Marcel Saunders

HENSON / HARLEM MAN #2
Marcel Saunders

The T

CLERK / HARLEM MAN #1
The T

Joshua Hankerson

YOUNG COALHOUSE (New York Cast)
Joshua Hankerson

Samara Minor
YOUNG COALHOUSE (Atlantic City Cast)

Samara Minor

Sofia Prieto-Black
ENSEMBLE (New York Cast)

Sofia Prieto-Black


ENSEMBLE (Atlantic City Cast)

Anaya Matthews

IMMIGRANT ENSEMBLE

Mischa Stephens

TATEH
Mischa Stephens

Jessica Coker

EMMA GOLDMAN
Jessica Coker

Jaron Vesely
HARRY HOUDINI / REPORTER #1

Jaron Vesely


CHORINE / ENSEMBLE

Ji-Yun Kim

Courtney Merrell
KATHLEEN / ENSEMBLE

Courtney Merrell

Keala Freitas
WELFARE OFFICIAL / ENSEMBLE

Keala Freitas

Ted Zoldan

MAN / CONDUCTOR / UMPIRE / BARON'S ASSISTANT
Ted Zoldan

Briel Pomerantz

BRIGIT / 1ST TOWNHALL BUREAUCRAT
Briel Pomerantz

Serene Hammami
ENSEMBLE

Serene Hammami

Emma Curtin
LITTLE GIRL (New York Cast)

Emma Curtin

Molly Graham
LITTLE GIRL (Atlantic City Cast)

Molly Graham

Simon Bhueller-Riordan
ENSEMBLE / NEWSIE #3 (New York Cast)

Simon Bhueller-Riordan

Khoa Sands

ENSEMBLE / NEWSIE #3 (Atlantic City Cast)
Khoa Sands

NEW ROCHELLE ENSEMBLE

Dave J Abrams

FATHER
Brian Watson

Mindy Lym
MOTHER

Mindy Lym

Sam Jones
YOUNGER BROTHER

Sam Jones

Andrea Dennison-Laufer
EVELYN NESBIT

Andrea Dennison-Laufer

Matt Davis
WILLIE CONKLIN / FOREMAN / POLICEMAN / FORD / CANDIDATE

Matt Davis

Don Hardwick

GRANDFATHER / JUDGE / DA WHITMAN
Don Hardwick

Scottie Woodard

JP MORGAN / ADMIRAL PEARY / WHITE ATTORNEY
Scottie Woodard

Abbey Williams-Campbell
2ND TOWNHALL BUREAUCRAT / ENSEMBLE

Abbey Williams-Campbell

Sam Jones
LITTLE BOY (New York Cast)

Elijah Cooper

Joe Krenn
LITTLE BOY (Atlantic City Cast)

Joe Krenn

Evie Mitchell
DANCING GIRL / NEWSIE #2 / ENSEMBLE (New York Cast)

Evie Mitchell

Orelia Oiknine

DANCING GIRL / NEWSIE #2 / ENSEMBLE (Atlantic City Cast)
Orelia Oiknine

Charlotte Curtin

ENSEMBLE / NEWSIE #1 (New York Cast)
Charlotte Curtin

Abbey Williams-Campbell
ENSEMBLE / NEWSIE #1 (Atlantic City Cast)

Ellie Broscow


Seeing this show with a child? Check out our Family Guide for parent notes and discussion points about Ragtime.

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