Ragtime extends as Death takes an extended Holiday at Charing Cross Theatre

Ragtime & Death Takes a Holiday at Charing Cross Theatre

The Charing Cross Theatre has announced changes to its current schedule affecting the musical productions of Ragtime and Death Takes a Holiday.

The UK premiere of Maury Yeston's off-Broadway musical Death Takes a Holiday was originally scheduled to run from 3rd December 2016 to 21 January 2017. The production has now been delayed and will now play its limited engagement from 16th January to 4th March 2017.

The good news is that the delay has enabled an extension for the Tony award-winning musical Ragtime through to 10th December at the Charing Cross Theatre.

The two productions are part of a new season of musicals, produced by Steven M Levy, Sean Sweeney, Danielle Tarento and Vaughn Williams, under the helm of Artistic Director Thom Southerland. The season began with the musical revival of Titanic which began previews on 28th May, officially opened on 6th June and closes this Saturday, 13th August 2016. The production originally ran at the Southwark Playhouse in 2013 and later transferred to Toronto, Canada.

The Tony award-winning musical Ragtime features music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and a book by Terrence McNally. Based on the novel by E.L Doctorow, the epic musical follows three distinct groups in turn of the century America. This new production will be directed by Thom Southerland.

The off-Broadway musical Death Takes a Holiday, also directed by Thom Southerland, features music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone and Thomas Meehan.

"In Northern Italy, shortly after World War One, Death disguises himself as a handsome young prince to try to understand why life is so precious and death so feared. But when he unexpectedly falls in love with a newly engaged young woman, this mysterious stranger discovers that love may in fact be stronger than death."

Buy tickets for Death Takes a Holiday here.

For tickets to Ragtime, click below.

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