Andrea Martin, Marin Mazzie, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Pay Tribute to Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's 30 Years of Collaboration

By Adam Hetrick
26 Sep 2013

Bobby Steggert

Bobby Steggert (Ragtime 2009)

I will never forget performing the opening number of Ragtime at our closing performance in January 2010. There was, literally, a two-minute ovation that grew and grew and seemed to be, not only a salute to a show that was closing too early, but a knowing celebration of Lynn and Steve's genius work. To me, it is the best opening number in musical theatre history, and it was never less than a thrill to start the show with it.