Ragtime Won't Happen at City Opera in Spring 2008

News   Ragtime Won't Happen at City Opera in Spring 2008 New York City Opera's spring 2008 revival of Ragtime has been postponed, the company announced March 12.
Frank Galati's schedule won't allow him to direct Ragtime at the NYCO in the spring of 2008.
Frank Galati's schedule won't allow him to direct Ragtime at the NYCO in the spring of 2008.

The reason given was unexpected schedule conflicts of Frank Galati and Graciela Daniele. According to City Opera, "The company had planned to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the work by mounting a new production with the original Broadway team; music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, book by Terrence McNally, directed by Mr. Galati and with choreography by Graciela Daniele. Mr. Galati and Ms. Daniele are an integral part of this team and due to their unavailability City Opera is delaying its production until the entire team is available to work on the piece."

The musical, which was scheduled to open at City Opera on April 8, 2008, will be replaced in the repertory by a musical theatre work to be announced shortly.

Refunds or exchanges will be available to patrons who have the show as part of their subscription. Single tickets for the City Opera 2007-2008 season go on sale Aug. 6. For questions regarding subscriptions call (212) 496-0600.

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