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Encyclopedia > Ragtime (musical)
Ragtime
Cover of Ragtime cast recording.
Music Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics Lynn Ahrens
Book Terrence McNally
Based upon Novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
Productions 1996 Toronto, Canada premiere

1998 Broadway
1998-1999 US tour
1999-2001 US tour
2003 West End
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Awards 1998 Tony Award for Best Book

1998 Tony Award for Best Score
1998 Drama Desk Award for Best Musical
1998 Drama Desk Award for Best Book
1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... The Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical is the Tony awarded to the librettist(s) of the musical. ... The Tony Award for Best Original Score is the Tony Award given to the composers and lyricists of the best original score written for a musical in that year. ... Created in 1955, the Drama Desk Award was created to recognize Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows in addition to Broadway shows. ...

Ragtime is a musical with a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in history. ... Terrence McNally (born November 3, 1939), is an American playwright. ... Lynn Ahrens (born October 1, 1948) is an American musical theatre lyricist who most-frequently works with Stephen Flaherty. ... Stephen Flaherty (born 1960) is an American composer of musical theatre in collaboration with Lynn Ahrens, and best known for the show Once On This Island, which was nominated for eight Tony Awards. ...


Based on the 1975 novel Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow, it tells the story of three groups in America, represented by Coalhouse Walker, a Harlem musician; Mother, the matriarch of a WASP family in New Rochelle, NY; and Tateh, a Latvian Jewish immigrant. Historical figures such as Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit, Booker T. Washington, J. P. Morgan, Henry Ford, Stanford White, Harry K. Thaw, Admiral Peary, Matthew Henson, and Emma Goldman also appear. The music includes marches, cakewalks, gospel and ragtime. The show is mostly sung-through, with very little spoken dialogue. Ragtime is a 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow. ... E.L. Doctorow, photograph by Jill Krementz, from back cover of Doctorows 1975 novel Ragtime Edgar Lawrence Doctorow (born January 6, 1931, New York, New York) is the author of several critically acclaimed novels that blend history and social criticism. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... For other uses, see Harlem (disambiguation). ... Suborder Apocrita See text for explanation. ... New Rochelle is a city located in Westchester County in the US state of New York. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Harry Houdini (March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926), born Erich Weisz, was a Hungarian-American magician, escapologist, stunt performer, as well as an investigator of spiritualists, and an amateur aviator. ... Evelyn Nesbit (December 25, 1884 – January 17, 1967) was an artists model and chorus girl, noted for her entanglement in the murder of her ex-lover, architect Stanford White, by her first husband, Harry K. Thaw. ... Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author and leader of the African American community. ... John Pierpont Morgan (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier, banker, philanthropist, and art collector who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation during his time. ... Henry Ford (1919) Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the founder of the Ford Motor Company and father of modern assembly lines used in mass production. ... Stanford White (1853-1906) Washington Square Arch New York American on June 25, 1906 Stanford White (November 9, 1853 – June 25, 1906) was an American architect and partner in the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White, the frontrunner among Beaux-Arts firms. ... Harry Kendall Thaw (February 12, 1871 - February 22, 1947), son of Pittsburgh coal and railroad baron William Thaw. ... Robert Edwin Peary (May 6, 1856 – February 20, 1920) was an American explorer who is usually credited as the first person, on April 6, 1909, to reach the geographic North Pole. ... Matthew Alexander Henson (August 8, 1866 – March 9, 1955) was an American explorer and long-time companion to Robert Peary; amongst various expeditions, their most famous was a 1909 expedition which claimed to be the first to reach the Geographic North Pole. ... Emma Goldman (June 27, 1869 – May 14, 1940) aka Red Emma, was a Lithuanian-born anarchist known for her writings and speeches. ... The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa is considered amongst the greatest marches ever written. ... Cakewalk is a traditional African American form of music and dance which originated among slaves in the US South. ... For other uses, see Gospel (disambiguation). ... Look up ragtime in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Through-composed music is music which is relatively continous, non-sectional, and/or non-repetitive. ...


The musical had pre-Broadway runs in Toronto and Los Angeles before opening in New York City on January 18, 1998 as the first production in the newly renovated Ford Center for the Performing Arts (since renamed the Hilton Theatre). It was produced by Livent Inc., a Canadian company headed by Garth Drabinsky; shortly after the musical's Broadway opening, Livent filed for bankruptcy and Drabinsky was indicted in New York for fraud. Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Nickname: Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1625 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area  - City  468. ... January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hilton Theatre is a Broadway theatre, located at 213 West 42nd Street. ... - A Man In (Talk | Contribs) 15:13, 26 September 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Garth Howard Drabinsky, OC , LL.B , LL.D (born October 27, 1949) is a Canadian film and theatrical producer and entrepreneur. ...


Directed by Frank Galati and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, Ragtime ran for two years, but was not financially successful, and some Broadway insiders consider its lavish production to have been the financial "undoing" of Livent.[1] Frank Galati is a two-time Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-winning artist. ... Graciela Daniele (born December 8, 1939) is a dancer, choreographer, and theatre director. ...


The original cast included Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marin Mazzie, and Audra McDonald, who were all nominated for Tony Awards. Brian Stokes Mitchell (b. ... Marin Mazzie (born October 9, 1960) is an American actress and singer best known for her work in musical theater. ... Audra McDonald Audra McDonald is an American singer and four-time Tony Award-winning actress. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ...


Ragtime received mixed reviews, many critics noting that the dazzling production (with an $11 million budget, including fireworks and a working Model T automobile) overshadowed problems in the script; Ben Brantley's review in the New York Times was headlined "A diorama with nostalgia rampant." Nonetheless, it led the Tony Awards with 12 Tony Awards nominations in 1998, and was considered the front runner for the coveted Tony Award for Best Musical; however, it was upset by Disney's The Lion King. The musical won awards for Best Featured Actress (McDonald), Original Score, Book, and Orchestrations (William David Brohn). 1908 Ford Model T advertisement The Model T (colloquially known as the Tin Lizzie and the Flivver) was an automobile produced by Henry Fords Ford Motor Company from 1908 through 1928. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... // 1940s 1949 Kiss Me, Kate - Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Bella and Samuel Spewack. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... The Lion King is an award-winning Broadway stage musical based on the movie and is directed by Julie Taymor, featuring actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets. ... William David Brohn is an award-winning arranger and orchestrator, best known for his theatre scores of musicals such as Miss Saigon, Ragtime and Wicked. ...


The Broadway production closed on January 16, 2000, and has since become very popular with regional theatre groups. It was produced in London by Sonia Friedman in 2003. January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Regional theatres (also called resident theatres) in the United States are professional theatre companies outside of New York City that produce their own seasons. ...


The European Amateur Premiere was produced by Thurles Musical Society, Ireland in March 2004 and won numurous AIMS awards in the same year.


The expected revival by the New York City Opera had been postponed, and then cancelled altogether.


Song list

Act I

  • "Prologue"
  • "Goodbye, My Love"
  • "Journey On"
  • "The Crime of the Century"
  • "What Kind of Woman"
  • "A Shtetl Iz Amereke"
  • "Success"
  • "His Name Was Coalhouse Walker"
  • "Gettin' Ready Rag"
  • "Henry Ford"
  • "Nothing Like the City"
  • "Your Daddy's Son"
  • "The Courtship"
  • "New Music"
  • "Wheels of a Dream"
  • "The Night That Goldman Spoke at Union Square"
  • "Gliding"
  • "The Trashing of the Car"
  • "Justice"
  • "President"
  • "Till We Reach That Day"

Act II

  • "Coalhouse's Soliloquy"
  • "Coalhouse Demands"
  • "What a Game"
  • "Fire in the City"
  • "Atlantic City"
  • "Buffalo Nickel Photoplay, Inc."
  • "Our Children"
  • "Harlem Nightclub"
  • "Sarah, Brown Eyes"
  • "He Wanted to Say"
  • "Back to Before"
  • "Look What You've Done"
  • "Make Them Hear You"
  • "Epilogue: Ragtime/Wheels of a Dream"

References

  1. ^ Mandelbaum, Ken. "The Insider." Broadway.com. Retrieved 8 January 2006. Available here.

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Ragtime - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1659 words)
Ragtime originated in African American musical communities, in the late 19th century, and descended from the jigs and marches played by all-fl bands common in all Northern cities with fl populations (van der Merwe 1989, p.63).
Ragtime was one of the main influences on the early development of jazz (along with the blues).
Jazz largely surpassed ragtime in mainstream popularity in the early 1920s, although ragtime compositions continue to be written up to the present, and periodic revivals of popular interest in ragtime occurred in the 1950s and the 1970s.
mfiles - other music genres: Ragtime and Cakewalk music and composers (755 words)
Ragtime sprung up as a music form towards the end of the 19th century, and this was one of a number of forms which had their roots in this time period.
Ragtime was an influence on songwriters of the day, who wrote songs called rags although they were only loosely based on the conventions of genuine ragtime.
There was something of a revival of the fortunes of ragtime music when Marvin Hamlisch used Joplin's music extensively in the soundtrack to the movie The Sting, including the main theme The Entertainer and Solace.
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