NATIONAL TOUR OF RAGTIME THE MUSICAL TO MAKE ITS MILWAUKEE PREMIERE FEBRUARY 10TH AT THE MILWAUKEE THEATRE
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible. RAGTIME returns to the road in an all-new touring production that Bloomberg News hails as “explosive, thrilling and nothing short of a masterpiece.” Milwaukee will be swept away by this ravishing and relevant production on February 10th at The Milwaukee Theatre. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 9th at 10:00 am.
Winning Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Musical Score, this 13-time Tony Award-nominated musical is a timeless celebration of life – what it could and should be! The Hollywood Reporter declares that RAGTIME is “one of the best musicals of recent decades.” Its celebrated score includes “Wheels of a Dream,” “Back to Before” and the title song, “Ragtime.”
RAGTIME features a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and is based on E.L. Doctorow’s best-selling 1975 novel. Tony-nominated Director & Choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge will helm the production. Scenic Design by Kevin Depinet, Lighting Design by Mike Baldassari and Sound Design by Craig Cassidy.
The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold – set in turn-of-the-century New York – all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theatre’s richest and most glorious Tony Award®-winning score.
RAGTIME, E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel, won the National Book Critics Circle award and sold 4.5 million copies. It became a film in 1981 and a Broadway musical in 1998. The original 1998 production ran on Broadway for 834 performances. A 2009 Broadway revival received rapturous reviews and is now on tour throughout North America.