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This slice of Americana, based on the novel of the same name, returns to Broadway.

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It's Back! Ragtime Celebrates a Happy Broadway Homecoming

It's Back! Ragtime Celebrates a Happy Broadway Homecoming
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The beloved musical Ragtime is back where it belongs, at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre. And on November 15, the cast of 40 soaked up opening night love from an enthusiastic audience that included Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and original stars Brian Stokes Mitchell and Marin Mazzie. After the performance, the company and first-nighters headed up to Tavern ...

Our Word of Mouth Panel Goes Back to Before with Ragtime

Our Word of Mouth Panel Goes Back to Before with Ragtime

It hasn't even been a decade since the original production of Ragtime closed on Broadway, and yet the popular history-based musical is already back, in a new staging that opened November 15 at the Neil Simon Theatre. And why not? With unforgettable characters like Coalhouse Walker, a black Jazz pianist who fights for justice, Jewish immigrant Tateh and Mother ...

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It's His Time for Ragtime Star Quentin Earl Darrington

It's His Time for Ragtime Star Quentin Earl Darrington

Age: 31

Hometown: Lakeland, Florida

Currently: Making his Broadway debut as Coalhouse Walker, Jr., a honky-tonk pianist from Harlem whose unbending response to bigotry creates dramatic fireworks in the Broadway revival of Ragtime.

Yes, He Can: There’s nothing jaded about this Broadway newcomer, whose conversation bubbles with thankfulness and joy. Yet Darrington admits that his career path has had ...

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Ragtime's Road to Broadway, Part 5: Opening Night Shopping Sprees

Ragtime's Road to Broadway, Part 5: Opening Night Shopping Sprees
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With opening night coming up on November 15, the stars of Ragtime face a challenge that’s a lot more fun than getting through tech rehearsals: what to wear! After all, they’ll be partying with producers, co-stars, family and friends (with reviews looming), so it’s important to look their very best. In the final photo portfolio of our ...

Exclusive Video! Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty on the Creation of Ragtime

Exclusive Video! Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty on the Creation of Ragtime

When Ragtime first opened on Broadway in 1998, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty were tuneful songwriters best known for their score to the intimate Caribbean-flavored hit Once on This Island . Although that piece was both joyful and touching, nobody was prepared for their evocative, Tony Award-winning work in Ragtime , which matched the E.L. Doctorow novel that served as its ...

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The People Called It Ragtime! Savor Photos of the Eagerly Awaited Revival

The People Called It Ragtime! Savor Photos of the Eagerly Awaited Revival
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Perhaps you’ve guessed—we’re excited about Ragtime. And by the time you finish clicking through Joan Marcus’ production photos of the Broadway revival, you’ll feel the same way. A cast of 40 is bringing Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens’ Tony-winning score back to life, thrilling audiences at the Neil Simon Theatre. The three overlapping threads of Ragtime ...

Glee Star Lea Michele Goes Back to the Future at Ragtime

Glee Star Lea Michele Goes Back to the Future at Ragtime
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You love her as Rachel on Glee and as Spring Awakening’s Wendla, but did you know that Lea Michele created the role of The Little Girl in Ragtime during its Broadway premiere production 11 years ago? In town to promote Glee: The Music, Volume 1, Michele and her Glee/S.A. buddy Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina) took in a preview ...

Ragtime's Road to Broadway, Part 4: Christiane Noll Prepares for Her First Preview

Ragtime's Road to Broadway, Part 4: Christiane Noll Prepares for Her First Preview
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The wait is over: Ragtime has returned to Broadway, and fans are flocking to previews in advance of the revival’s November 15 opening night. Just before the first performance on October 23, leading lady Christiane Noll graciously invited Broadway.com to photograph her pre-show prep. Appropriately enough for an actress cast as “Mother,” Noll spent time playing with her ...

Ragtime's Road to Broadway, Part 3: First Orchestra Rehearsal

Ragtime's Road to Broadway, Part 3: First Orchestra Rehearsal
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It sounds like a nasty medical procedure, but “sitzprobe” is the official term for a musical’s first rehearsal in which the cast sings the score accompanied by a full orchestra. In the case of Ragtime, which held this all-important event on October 16 at the Carroll Music Studio, the room was verrrry crowded, since the Broadway revival boasts a ...

Ready for Ragtime: A Sneak Peek at the Revival in Rehearsal

Ready for Ragtime: A Sneak Peek at the Revival in Rehearsal

After wowing the critics at the Kennedy Center last spring, the cast and creative team of Ragtime got the ultimate good news: They were headed to Broadway! The NYC theater press got a taste of the excitement surrounding the revival of this much-loved 1998 musical during a recent open rehearsal and meet-and-greet. The super-talented and enthusiastic cast sang a performance-worthy ...

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