An Era Exploding! See the Opening Number of the New Ragtime Tour (Video)

News   An Era Exploding! See the Opening Number of the New Ragtime Tour (Video)
 
A new touring revival of the award-winning musical Ragtime — helmed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, who received a Tony nomination for her work on the 2009 revival — hit the road Oct. 22. Here's a look at the show's opening number.

The non-AEA tour, intended to be "much in the spirit" of the Tony-nominated 2009 production, is presented by Phoenix Entertainment.

 

Coalhouse, Sarah and Tateh Are Back in First Pics From the New Ragtime Tour

  Performances began Oct. 22 in Gainesville, FL. Additional stops on the tour include Las Vegas, NV; Schenectady, NY; Norfolk, VA; Charlotte, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Providence, RI; St. Louis, MO; Atlanta, GA; Hershey, PA; and Dallas, TX. For a full tour itinerary, click here.

The principal cast includes Chris Sams (Coalhouse Walker Jr.), Matthew Curiano (Tateh), Kate Turner (Mother), Leslie Jackson (Sarah), Troy Bruchwalski (Father), Donald Coggin (Younger Brother), Bob Marcus (Grandfather), Colin Myers (The Little Boy), Cara Myers (The Little Girl), Jordan Santiago (The Little Boy), Leilani Santiago (The Little Girl), Mark Alpert (Harry Houdini), Illian Van Niel (Evelyn Nesbit), Jeffrey Johnson Ii (Booker T. Washington), Sandy Zwier (Emma Goldman), John Anker Bow (Henry Ford), Todd Berkich (JP Morgan), Aneesa Folds (Sarah’s Friend) and Joe Callahan (Willie Conklin).

Here's how the musical is billed: "At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Ragtime returns to North America in a striking, all-new touring production from the producing team that most recently brought you The Color Purple and Spamalot. The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold — set in turn-of-the-century New York — all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow."

Ragtime features a Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a Tony-winning book by Terrence McNally. The original production opened in January 1998 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

For more information, visit RagtimeOnTour.com.


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