The award-winning musical hit Ragtime is back in London now and has already gotten great reviews!
It is the turn of the 20th century in New York. An era is exploding. A century is spinning. And the people are moving in rhythm and rhyme to the music of Ragtime.
Ragtime is based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow and weaves together the story of three groups in America; Coalhouse Walker Jr, a Harlem musician; Mother and her white, middle-class family in New Rochelle; and Tateh, a Jewish immigrant who has come to America with his daughter seeking a new life.
Their fictional lives become dramatically intertwined with one another as well as with historical figures including Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington, JP Morgan and Henry Ford.
The music combines marches, cakewalk, gospel and ragtime. Ragtime (also spelled rag-time or rag time) is a musical genre that enjoyed its peak popularity between 1895 and 1918. Its cardinal trait is its syncopated, or “ragged”, rhythm.
Ragtime the Musical got a staggering 12 nominations at the 1998 Tony Awards and won four awards including Best Book by Terrence McNally and Best Original Score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Thom Sutherland directs a new production of Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Terrence McNally’s multi-Tony Award-winning musical, Ragtime.
Enjoy this popular musical during its limited run at Charing Cross Theatre in London, book your tickets today!