— This slice of Americana, based on the novel of the same name, returns to Broadway.
|On Sale||sep 16, 2009|
|Preview||oct 23, 2009|
|Opening||nov 15, 2009|
|Closing||jan 10, 2010|
2 hrs. and 40 mins.. (1 Intermission)
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At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Direct from a sold-out extended run at the Kennedy Center, Ragtime returns to Broadway in an acclaimed new production as ravishing as it is relevant. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime weaves together three distinctly American tales -- that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician -- united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Set to a glorious, Tony Award-winning score with a Tony-winning book based on the classic E. L. Doctorow novel, Ragtime features a 28-piece orchestra and a vibrant cast of 40.
What is Ragtime Like?
This beautifully sung revival emphasizes the emotions of the characters and avoids the trap of keeping the audience at a distance. (It’s an involving show, not a “pageant.”) The overlapping stories, in director Marcia Milgrom Dodge’s impressionistic production—which jump from WASPy New Rochelle to Harlem ...