At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – 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. Together, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair… and what it means to live in America. This sweeping musical portrait of early-twentieth-century America tells the story of three families in the pursuit of the American Dream. Ragtime is the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score.
June 27-July 7, 2019
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally
(based on E. L. Doctorow’s novel by the same name)