book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; directed by Zi Alikhan
November 20–December 15, 2019
an era exploding, a century spinning
Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctrow, this Tony Award-winning musical about the American experience and the volatile “melting pot” of turn of the 20th century New York weaves a tale that is as relevant today as ever. Prepare to be swept away by its sweeping melodies, as three distinctly American stories—of a determined Jewish immigrant and his motherless daughter, a daring Harlem musician, and a well-off white family from New Rochelle—paint a powerful picture of the American Dream that will awaken the heart and captivate the soul. The Los Angeles Times calls Ragtime “some of the most breathtaking musical theatre writing of the last 25 years.” This production will feature the long-anticipated PlayMakers debut of Lauren Kennedy as Mother.
Choreographer: Tracy Bersley
Music Director: Mark Hartman
Scenic Designer: Mark Wendland
Costume Designer: Lux Haac
Lighting Designer: Masha Tsimring
Sound Designer: Eric Alexander Collins
Projections Designer: Alex Maness
Vocal Coach: Tia James
Stage Manager: Charles K. Bayang
Assistant Stage Manager: Elizabeth Ray
For more information about the show, including full casting and bios, please visit playmakersrep.org/show/ragtime.
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