Robert Petkoff & Sarah Rosenthal in 'Ragtime'
November 15, 2009
January 10, 2010
The musical follows the intersecting lives of three Americans (and their families) in the early part of the 20th century: Harlem piano man Coalhouse Walker Jr., WASP matriarch Mother of New Rochelle and Jewish immigrant Tateh.
E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel of the same name
Ragtime premiered in Toronto in 1996, then played in Los Angeles before opened at Broadway’s Ford Center for the Performing Arts on January 18, 1998. The lavish $11 million production (which won four Tony Awards, but lost out to The Lion King for Best Musical) was a stark contrast to this recent revival, which was almost skeletal in its staging.
Book by Terrence McNally; music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Kevin McCollum, Roy Furman, Roger Berlind, Max Cooper, Tom Kirdahy/Devin Elliot, Jeffrey Sine, Stephanie McClelland, LAMS Productions, Inc., Jana Robbins, Sharon Karmazin, Morris Berchard/Eric Falkenstein, RialtoGals Productions, Independent Presenters Network, Held-Haffner Productions, HRH Foundation and Emanuel Azenberg
—Broadway.com Audience Award nomination for Favorite Broadway Musical Revival
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Musical
—Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Revival of a Musical
Marcia Milgrom Dodge, who made her debut as director/choreographer of Ragtime, previously worked on Broadway as an assistant to choreographer Lar Lubovitch on the 1998 flop High Society.