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Musical "Ragtime" at Piccadilly from 8 Mar 03
It is now confirmed that the musical Ragtime will open at the Piccadilly Theatre on 19 Mar 03, following previews from 8 Mar 03 and booking to 3 May 03.
Booking is now open!!!
The musical, which had a run on Broadway from Dec 97 to Jan 00, is based on the novel by E.L Doctorow, book by Terrence McNally; music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.
It is directed by Stafford Arima, designed by Robert Jones with lighting by Howard Harrison and choreography by Candace Jennings.
This brand new production of Ragtime is freshly conceived and designed for its West End premiere and features an orchestra of 20 and a cast of 38.
The cast includes Maria Friedman, Dave Willetts, Graham Bickley, Kevyn Morrow, Matthew White, Howard Ellis, Susie McKenna, Mark McKerracher, Vincent Pirillo, Kenneth Avery-Clark, John Barr, Philip Brown, Cavin Cornwall, Julie Francis Forester, Tania Newton, Jo Servi, Marvin Springer, Rebecca Thornhill, Robert Archibald, Simon Bishop and Vikki Coote.
Maria Friedman's London stage credits include "Break Of Day" at the Royal Court in 1995; "Maria Friedman - By Extra Special Arrangement" at the Whitehall in 1995; "Passion" at the Queens Theatre in 1996; "Lady In The Dark" at the National in 1997; "Chicago" at the Adelphi in 1998; "Witches Of Eastwick" at the Drury Lane theatre in 2000.
Dave Willetts' London stage credits include playing the lead role of 'Jean Valjean' in "Les Miserables" at the Palace Theatre in 1985. He then played 'The Phantom' in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "The Phantom of the Opera", at Her Majesty’s Theatre and thus becoming the first person in the world to play the leading roles in both these coveted musicals. He created the roles of Major Lee in "Someone Like You" at the Strand Theatre; He sang the role of Jesus in "Jesus Christ Superstar" at the Barbican Centre. In 2001 Dave appeared as Old Deuteronomy in the 20th Anniversary production of "Cats" at the New London Theatre
Graham Bickley's London stage credits includes "Sunset Boulevard" at the Adelphi in 1996; "Maddie" at the Lyric in 1997; "The Pajama game" at the Victoria Palace in 1999;
Ragtime chronicles of the journeys of a black man, a Jewish immigrant and an upper class family as they struggle to find their places in a rapidly changing America.