Tony winners Lea Salonga and Tyne Daly and Tony nominee Norm Lewis will star in a concert performance of Ragtime at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. Helmed by Bare director Stafford Arima, the concert will take place on February 18, 2013. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
Salonga will star as Mother alongside Daly as Emma Goldman and Lewis as Coalhouse Walker, Jr. Featuring lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty and a book Terrence McNally, Ragtime is based on E.L. Doctorow’s groundbreaking novel of the same name. Ragtime tells the story of three very different families living in New York in the early 20th century. Historical figures including Booker T. Washington, Harry Houdini, Emma Goldman and Evelyn Nesbit also appear in the musical.
Ragtime originally opened at Broadway’s Ford Center for the Performing Arts on January 18, 1998. The show earned four Tony Awards including Best Book and Best Score. The production starred Marin Mazzie, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Audra McDonald, who earned a Tony Award for her performance. Ragtime was revived on Broadway in 2009, starring Christiane Noll, Quentin Earl Darrington and Stephanie Umoh.
Salonga earned a Tony Award for Miss Saigon, her Broadway debut. Her additional Broadway credits include Les Miserables (playing both Eponine and Fantine), Flower Drum Song and Something Good. Daly earned a Tony Award for Gypsy and an additional nomination for Rabbit Hole. Her additional Broadway credits include That Summer – That Fall, The Seagull and Master Class. Lewis earned a Tony nomination for Porgy and Bess. He has also appeared on Broadway in Miss Saigon, The Who’s Tommy, Chicago, Side Show, The Wild Party, Amour, Les Miserables, The Little Mermaid and Sondheim on Sondheim.
Watch Lewis perform the Ragtime anthem "Wheels of a Dream" below!