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.
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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 .
COALHOUSE WALKER JR
Dave J Abrams
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON
SARAH'S FRIEND / HARLEM WOMAN
BLACK LAWYER / HARLEM MAN #3
PAS DE DEUX / ENSEMBLE
HENSON / HARLEM MAN #2
CLERK / HARLEM MAN #1
YOUNG COALHOUSE (New York Cast)
YOUNG COALHOUSE (Atlantic City Cast)
ENSEMBLE (New York Cast)
ENSEMBLE (Atlantic City Cast)
HARRY HOUDINI / REPORTER #1
CHORINE / ENSEMBLE
KATHLEEN / ENSEMBLE
WELFARE OFFICIAL / ENSEMBLE
MAN / CONDUCTOR / UMPIRE / BARON'S ASSISTANT
BRIGIT / 1ST TOWNHALL BUREAUCRAT
LITTLE GIRL (New York Cast)
LITTLE GIRL (Atlantic City Cast)
ENSEMBLE / NEWSIE #3 (New York Cast)
ENSEMBLE / NEWSIE #3 (Atlantic City Cast)
NEW ROCHELLE ENSEMBLE
WILLIE CONKLIN / FOREMAN / POLICEMAN / FORD / CANDIDATE
GRANDFATHER / JUDGE / DA WHITMAN
JP MORGAN / ADMIRAL PEARY / WHITE ATTORNEY
2ND TOWNHALL BUREAUCRAT / ENSEMBLE
LITTLE BOY (New York Cast)
LITTLE BOY (Atlantic City Cast)
DANCING GIRL / NEWSIE #2 / ENSEMBLE (New York Cast)
DANCING GIRL / NEWSIE #2 / ENSEMBLE (Atlantic City Cast)
ENSEMBLE / NEWSIE #1 (New York Cast)
ENSEMBLE / NEWSIE #1 (Atlantic City Cast)