THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Terrence McNally's Ragtime (Video)

The Tony Award-nominated Best Musical Ragtime opened on Broadway Jan. 18, 1988. In celebration of the Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty-Terrence McNally musical, looks back at Ragtime.

The 1998 production starred Marin Mazzie, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald and more. A revival, featuring Christiane Noll, Quentin Earl Darrington and Stephanie Umoh, was mounted in 2009. For more on the production, visit the Playbill Vault.


Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell sing "Wheels of a Dream":

Christiane Noll sings "Back to Before":

Noll on "The View":

Noll at the Tony Awards:

Marin Mazzie sings "Back to Before" on the Playbill Cruise:

The cast of the original Broadway production performs on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show":

The original cast at the 1998 Tony Awards:

"Gettin' Ready Rag" from the 2009 revival:

The 2009 cast on the Thanksgiving Day Parade:

Highlights from the 2009 revival:

Audio of McDonald singing "Your Daddy's Son":

McDonald, James Wesley and Seth Rudetsky singing "Wheels of a Dream":

McDonald and Norm Lewis sing "Wheels of a Dream":

Stokes Mitchell sings "Wheels of a Dream":