Thom Sutherland directs a new production of Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Terrence McNally's multi Tony award winning musical, Ragtime.

It is the turn of the 20th Century in New York. An era is exploding. A century is spinning. And the people are moving in rhythm and rhyme to the music of Ragtime. Based on the novel by E.L Doctorow, Ragtime weaves together the story of three groups in America, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr, a Harlem musician; Mother and her white, middle class family in New Rochelle; and Tateh, a Jewish immigrant who has come to America with his daughter seeking a new life. Their fictional lives become dramatically intertwined with one another as well as with historical figures including Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington, JP Morgan and Henry Ford.

Ragtime led the 1998 Tony Awards with 12 nominations, winning 4 including Best Book by Terrence McNally and Best Original Score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.


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Terrence McNally
Steven M Levy, Sean Sweeney, Danielle Tarento, Vaughn Williams
Thom Southerland
Songs by:
Stephen Flaherty (Music) & Lynn Ahrens (Lyrics)
Howard Hudson
Andrew Johnson
Tom Rogers and Toots Butcher
Ewan Jones
Jonathan Lipman
Cast list:
Simon Anthony, Bernadette Bangura, Anthony Cable, Earl Carpenter, Anita Louise Combe, Valerie Cutko, Christopher Dickins, Nolan Frederick, Tom Giles, Joanna Hickman, Lemuel Knights, Martin Ludenbach, James Mack, Ako Mitchell, Sufia Manya, Seyi Omooba, Jess Ryan, Kate Robson-Stuart, Jennifer Saayeng, Jonathan Stewart, Gary Tushaw, and child actors Alana Hinge, Samuel Peterson, Ethan Quinn, Riya Vyas.
Other info:
Orchestrations and Musical Supervision by Mark Aspinall
Ragtime Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Saturday, 8 October, 2016
Opening date: 
Saturday, 8 October, 2016
Available from: 
Saturday, 10 December, 2016
Saturday, 10 December, 2016
Booking to: 
Saturday, 10 December, 2016

Charing Cross Theatre

The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NL
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Charing Cross
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Ragtime Customer reviews

Our Ragtime Review

Ragtime was beaten to the 1998 Tony Award for Best Musical by The Lion King, but if Disney has prevailed on Broadway -- where it has run ever since and become the most profitable entertainment of any kind in history, with global revenues in excess of $7billion -- I have no doubt which is the more important show. And the more moving one.

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