Ragtime

Musical - Original

Ford Center for the Performing Arts

  • First Preview: December 26, 1997
  • Opening Date: January 18, 1998
  • Closing Date: January 16, 2000
  • Previews: 27
  • Performances: 834

Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens

Music: Stephen Flaherty

Book: Terrence McNally

Synopsis

Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, this musical tapestry depicts an African-American family, a Jewish immigrant family and a wealthy suburban WASP family in turn-of-the-century America.

 

Opening Night Cast

Marin Mazzie in Ragtime Marin Mazzie Mother
Brian Stokes Mitchell in Ragtime Brian Stokes Mitchell Coalhouse Walker Jr.
Peter Friedman in Ragtime Peter Friedman Tateh
Audra McDonald in Ragtime Audra McDonald Sarah
Alex Strange in Ragtime Alex Strange The Little Boy
Mark Jacoby in Ragtime Mark Jacoby Father
Steven Sutcliffe in Ragtime Steven Sutcliffe Mother's Younger Brother
Judy Kaye in Ragtime Judy Kaye Emma Goldman
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Opening Night Production Credits

Terrence McNally Terrence McNally Book
Stephen Flaherty Stephen Flaherty Music
Lynn Ahrens Lynn Ahrens Lyrics
  Frank Galati Director
  Anne Allan Livent Resident Director
Graciela Daniele Graciela Daniele Musical Staging
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Videos (1)

 

Shows That Opened That Season: 1997 - 1998

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Brian Stokes Mitchell Nominee
1998 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Peter Friedman Nominee
1998 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Marin Mazzie Nominee
1998 Outstanding Book of a Musical Terrence McNally Winner
1998 Outstanding Choreography Graciela Daniele Nominee
1998 Outstanding Costume Design Santo Loquasto Nominee
1998 Outstanding Director of a Musical Frank Galati Nominee
1998 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Steven Sutcliffe Nominee
1998 Outstanding Lighting Design Peggy Eisenhauer
Jules Fisher
Nominee
1998 Outstanding Lyrics Lynn Ahrens Winner
1998 Outstanding Music Stephen Flaherty Winner
1998 Outstanding Musical   Winner
1998 Outstanding Orchestrations William David Brohn Winner
1998 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical Eugene Lee
Wendall K. Harrington
Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Winner
1998 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Best Musical Stephen Flaherty
Lynn Ahrens
Terrence McNally
Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Brian Stokes Mitchell Nominee
1998 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Marin Mazzie Nominee
1998 Outstanding Choreography Graciela Daniele Nominee
1998 Outstanding Costume Design Santo Loquasto Nominee
1998 Outstanding Director of a Musical Frank Galati Nominee
1998 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Peter Friedman Winner
1998 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Audra McDonald Nominee
1998 Outstanding Lighting Design Jules Fisher
Peggy Eisenhauer
Nominee
1998 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Winner
1998 Outstanding Set Design Eugene Lee Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Theatre World Award Steven Sutcliffe Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Actor in a Musical Brian Stokes Mitchell Nominee
1998 Actor in a Musical Peter Friedman Nominee
1998 Actress in a Musical Marin Mazzie Nominee
1998 Book of a Musical Terrence McNally Winner
1998 Choreography Graciela Daniele Nominee
1998 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Santo Loquasto Nominee
1998 Direction of a Musical Frank Galati Nominee
1998 Featured Actress in a Musical Audra McDonald Winner
1998 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Jules Fisher
Peggy Eisenhauer
Nominee
1998 Musical   Nominee
1998 Orchestrations William David Brohn Winner
1998 Original Score Stephen Flaherty
Lynn Ahrens
Winner
1998 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Eugene Lee Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jan. 16, 2000 33 $661,156
$627,346
$72,080 $52.71
$75.00
12544
1812
8
0
86.53% 5.74%
Jan. 9, 2000 32 $589,076
$627,346
-$35,112 $50.30
$75.00
11712
1812
8
0
80.79% 1.11%
Jan. 2, 2000 31 $624,188
$627,346
$154,099 $54.04
$75.00
11550
1812
8
0
79.68% 11.59%
Dec. 26, 1999 30 $470,089
$627,346
- $47.63
$75.00
9870
1812
8
0
68.09% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $2,344,509
$2,509,384
  $51.17 45676
57984
32
0
78.77 %  
Cumulative
  $79,947,694
$86,864,785
  $55.51
$95.00
1432872
1560240
834
27
91.84 %  
 
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