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RAGTIME Opens This Sunday

RAGTIME OPENS THIS SUNDAY!

RAGTIME IN THE NEWS

BROADWAY WORLD
Stage Tube: First Look at RAGTIME on Broadway!
http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/STAGE_TUBE_First_Look_at_RAGTIME_on_Broadway_20091113

BROADWAY.COM
It’s His Time for Ragtime Star Quentin Earl Darrington
http://admin.broadway.com/buzz/its-his-time-ragtime-star-quentin-earl-darrington/

Ragtime’s Road to Broadway, Part 5: Opening Night Shopping Sprees
http://www.broadway.com/buzz/ragtimes-road-broadway-part-5-opening-night-shopping-sprees/

PLAYBILL.COM
Playbill.com’s Brief Encounter with Robert Petkoff
http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/134541-PLAYBILL.COMS-BRIEF-ENCOUNTER-With-Robert-Petkoff

BROADWAY WORLD
Photo Flash: ‘Journey On’ RAGTIME Returns to Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre
http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo_Flash_Journey_On_RAGTIME_Returns_to_Broadway_at_the_Neil_Simon_Theatre_20091112

PLAYBILL.COM
PHOTO CALL: Ragtime Plays on Broadway
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/134527-PHOTO-CALL-Ragtime-Plays-on-Broadway

THE BALTIMORE SUN 
Broadway bound: With the revival of 'Ragtime,' two kids from Maryland make the leap from middle school to musical theater
http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bal-ae.ragtime08nov08,0,3979645.story

Photos: Marylanders in 'Ragtime' on Broadway
http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bal-ragtime-pg,0,5251234.photogallery

 

The anticipated new Broadway production of Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Tony Award® winning musical RAGTIME began performances at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street) on Friday, October 23 and opens this Sunday, November 15, 2009.

Click on the links below to read full features:

BROADWAY WORLD
Stage Tube: First Look at RAGTIME on Broadway!
Production footage from the new Broadway production of RAGTIME.
http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/STAGE_TUBE_First_Look_at_RAGTIME_on_Broadway_20091113

BROADWAY.COM
It’s His Time for Ragtime Star Quentin Earl Darrington
Kathy Henderson interviews RAGTIME's Quentin Earl Darrington.
http://admin.broadway.com/buzz/its-his-time-ragtime-star-quentin-earl-darrington/

Ragtime’s Road to Broadway, Part 5: Opening Night Shopping Sprees
RAGTIME's Stephanie Umoh and Ron Bohmer search for the perfect Opening Night wardrobe.
http://www.broadway.com/buzz/ragtimes-road-broadway-part-5-opening-night-shopping-sprees/

PLAYBILL.COM
Playbill.com’s Brief Encounter with Robert Petkoff
http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/134541-PLAYBILL.COMS-BRIEF-ENCOUNTER-With-Robert-Petkoff

BROADWAY WORLD
Photo Flash: ‘Journey On’ RAGTIME Returns to Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre
RAGTIME production photo gallery.
http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo_Flash_Journey_On_RAGTIME_Returns_to_Broadway_at_the_Neil_Simon_Theatre_20091112

PLAYBILL.COM
PHOTO CALL: Ragtime Plays on Broadway
RAGTIME production photo gallery.
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/134527-PHOTO-CALL-Ragtime-Plays-on-Broadway

THE BALTIMORE SUN
Broadway bound: With the revival of 'Ragtime,' two kids from Maryland make the leap from middle school to musical theater
Theatre writer Mary McCauley documents the experience of Christopher Cox and Sarah Rosenthal as they make their Broadway debuts in RAGTIME. Maryland locals Bobby Steggert, Dan Manning and Carly Hughes are also interviewed.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bal-ae.ragtime08nov08,0,3979645.story

Photos: Marylanders in 'Ragtime' on Broadway
The online feature is accompanied by a link to a short photo essay of the actors in rehearsal.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bal-ragtime-pg,0,5251234.photogallery

Based on the epic E.L. Doctorow novel, the recent acclaimed John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts production features direction and choreography by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and a majestic 28-piece orchestra led by musical director James Moore.

The Broadway company of 40 will star Ron Bohmer (Father), Quentin Earl Darrington (Coalhouse Walker Jr.), Christiane Noll (Mother), Robert Petkoff (Tateh), Bobby Steggert (Mother’s Younger Brother), Stephanie Umoh (Sarah) with Christopher Cox (The Little Boy),  Sarah Rosenthal (The Little Girl),   Mark Aldrich (Willie Conklin),  Aaron Galligan-Stierle (Henry Ford),  Jonathan Hammond (Harry Houdini), Dan Manning (Grandfather), Michael X. Martin (J.P. Morgan), Mike McGowan (Stanford White), Donna Migliaccio (Emma Goldman), Josh Walden (Harry K. Thaw), Savannah Wise (Evelyn Nesbit), Eric Jordan Young (Booker T. Washington).

RAGTIME will also feature Sumayya Ali, Terence Archie, Corey Bradley, Jayden Brockington, Benjamin Cook, Carey Rebecca Brown, Jennifer Evans, Carly Hughes, Lisa Karlin, Valisia Lekae, James Moye, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Mamie Parris, Bryonha Parham, Nicole Powell, Kaylie Rubinaccio, Arbender J. Robinson, Benjamin Schrader, Wallace Smith, Catherine Walker, Jim Weaver, Kylil Christopher Williams.

RAGTIME is produced by Kevin McCollum, Roy Furman, Scott Delman, Roger Berlind, Max Cooper, Tom Kirdahy/Devlin Elliott, Jeffrey A. Sine, Stephanie McClelland, Roy Miller, LAMS Productions, Jana Robbins, Sharon Karmazin, Eric Falkenstein/Morris Berchard, Wendy Federman, Jamie deRoy, Sheila Steinberg, Lauren Stevens, Independent Presenters Network, Held-Haffner Productions, HRH Foundation and Emanuel Azenberg in association with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Marcia Milgrom Dodge’s production debuted at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater on April 18 and played a sold out limited engagement through May 17, 2009. Variety called the re-imagined musical “Simply stunning.” The Washington Post raved "Nothing short of heavenly. Looks and sounds so good. Glorious!," while Bloomberg News said "Explosive and thrilling! Theater-shaking intensity…a vibrant production."

At the dawn of the century, everything is changing…and anything is possible. Based on E.L. Doctorow's celebrated epic novel and set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, RAGTIMEweaves 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. Their personal journeys come alive as historic figures offer guidance and diversion - among them escape artist Harry Houdini, auto tycoon Henry Ford, educator Booker T. Washington and infamous entertainer Evelyn Nesbit. Together, their stories celebrate the struggle between tradition and independence all in pursuit of the American dream.

The celebrated production team includes scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Santo Loquasto, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Acme Sound Partners, hair and wig design by Edward J. Wilson and orchestrations by William David Brohn.

RAGTIME originally opened on Broadway on January 18, 1998 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The musical garnered four Tony Awards® including Best Book, Original Score and Best Orchestrations. The beloved Ahrens and Flaherty score features some of the award-winning team’s best-known songs including the title song, “Make Them Hear You” and the anthem “The Wheels of a Dream.”  

RAGTIME tickets prices are $46.50, $86.50 and $126.50 (including $1.50 facility fee) and available by calling Ticketmaster at 212-307-4100 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

RAGTIME will play the following preview schedule from October 23 - November 14:Tues., Thurs., Fri. and Sat. eve at 8p, Sun eve at 7:30p. Wed., Sat. and Sun. mat. at 2p. Dark Mon. Opening night November 15, 2009 and onward: Tues. eve. at 7p; Wed., Thurs., Fri. and Sat. eve at 8p, Wed. and Sat. mat. at 2p; Sun. mat. at 3p. Dark Mon.

www.ragtimebroadway.com

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