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Ragtime

Ragtime

by Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens and Terrence McNally

Award-Winning, Based on a Story/Novel, Drama

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Ragtime

Ragtime




A musical by Stephen Flaherty based on the novel of the same name by E. L. Doctorow. The original production set records with its $11 million budget, including fireworks and a working Model T automobile.


Story:

The lives of a family of upper-class WASPs, an African-American couple and some Eastern-European Jewish immigrants intersect as they try to make a success in America.


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Composer

Composer
Stephen Flaherty

Lyricist

Lyricist
Lynn Ahrens

Librettist

Librettist
Terrence McNally



  • Premiere
  • 2009

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Ford Center for the Performing Arts
Opening Night
Jan 18, 1998
Total Performances
834
Original Cast
Alex Strange, Mark Jacoby, Marin Mazzie, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald, Tommy Hollis, Peter Friedman, Lea Michele, Jim Corti, Judy Kaye, Lynette Perry
Director
Frank Galati
Choreographer
Graciela Daniele
Producer
Livent (U.S.) Inc.
Musical Director
David Loud
Orchestrations
William David Brohn
Scenic Design
Eugene Lee
Costume Design
Santo Loquasto
Lighting Design
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer
Sound Design
Jonathan Deans

2009 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Neil Simon Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 15, 2009
Total Performances
65
Original Cast
Ron Bohmer, Christopher Cox, Quentin Earl Darrington, Christiane Noll, Robert Petkoff, Sarah Rosenthal, Bobby Steggert, Stephanie Umoh, Jonathan Hammond, Donna Migliaccio, Savannah Wise, Eric Jordan Young
Director
Marcia Milgrom Dodge
Choreographer
Marcia Milgrom Dodge
Producer
Kevin McCollum, Roy Furman, Scott Delman, Roger Berlind, Max Cooper, Tom Kirdahy/Devlin Elliott, Jeffrey Sine, Stephanie McClelland, Roy Miller, LAMS Productions, Inc., Jana Robbins, Sharon Karmazin, Morris Berchard/Eric Falkenstein, RialtoGals Productions, Independent Presenters Network, Held-Haffner Productions, HRH Foundation and Emanuel Azenberg
Musical Director
James Moore
Orchestrations
William David Brohn
Scenic Design
Derek McLane
Costume Design
Santo Loquasto
Lighting Design
Donald Holder




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
1996 Concept Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections

Sheetmusic
Vocal Score


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1998 Tony Award Nominations

Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Musical Score
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Audra McDonald
Best Orchestrations
Best Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Peter Friedman
Best Actor in a Musical - Brian Stokes Mitchell
Best Actress in a Musical - Marin Mazzie
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical

1998 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding New Musical
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Peter Friedman
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Brian Stokes Mitchell
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Marin Mazzie
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Steven Sutcliffe
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Direction of a Musical
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Lighting Design

1998 Theatre World Award Nominations

Steven Sutcliffe

2010 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical - Christiane Noll
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical - Bobby Steggert
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical

2010 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical
Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Christiane Noll
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Bobby Steggert
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Costume Design

2010 Drama League Award Nominations

Distinguished Revival of a Musical
Distinguished Performance Award - Bobby Steggert

2010 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Bobby Steggert

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