London Ragtime Announces Four-Month Extension

News   London Ragtime Announces Four-Month Extension Ragtime has only just opened (March 19) but has already announced a four-month extension to its run at the Piccadilly Theatre.

The musical, by Terrence McNally (book), Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) is now booking to Sept. 6.

Based on the epic novel by E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime (itself a term for the style of music that swept the Western World in the years before and during the First World War) tells the story of three families — one rich and established, one Jewish and immigrant, one African-American.

Starring Maria Friedman in a show produced by her sister Sonia, this is a musical which distills the social, cultural and political experience of a generation of early twentieth-century Americans into the experience of three sets of people who seem gulfs apart but whose lives are fated to intertwine with dramatic effect.