Friday, September 25, 2009

Ragtime The Musical begins its Broadway Revival on October 23, 2009

The first time I ever saw Brian Stokes Mitchell on Broadway(one of my favorite actors), was in the original Ragtime, a great musical on Broadway. It's always been one of the shows I wanted to see again as it is one of Broadway's classics. Ragtime won 4 Tony Awards in 1998 including Best Book and Best Score. I really enjoyed it very much. I'm pleased to tell you that Ragtime The Musical is returning to Broadway direct from a sold out, extended run at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Ragtime takes place around the turn of the century where it seems like everything is changing in American life. The story revolves around three families whose lives are interwoven together. They include an upper class wife who is stifled at this point in her life, a Harlem street musician and a hard working Jewish immigrant, all trying to make a better life in what clearly is a difficult time for the country. They all have a great belief in the American way of life and the dreams that they believe in for a much brighter future in what many have called "the land of opportunity". Each of the stories are told throughout Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens Tony Award-winning Score.

Ragtime the Musical is based on the E.L. Doctorow novel and has a fantastic Tony Award-winning Book by Terrance McNally. This version of Ragtime the Musical is a huge production which includes 40 cast members and a 28 piece orchestra as well. Direction of Ragtime the Musical is by Marcia Milgrom Dodge.

Some actors you may know that will play leading roles in Ragtime the Musical are Christiane Noll (in the role of Mother). Ms. Noll has been seen in many shows which include South Pacific, Miss Saigon, Grease, Jekyll & Hyde, Urinetown and several others. Ron Bohmer will play in the role of Father. He has played in several shows as well including The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, The Scarlet Pimpernel and numerous other productions. I understand that most of the Kennedy Center's ensemble cast will be staying with the show when it starts playing its Broadway revival run.

I have some good news for anyone that might want to see a performance of Ragtime the Musical in October through December of 2009. While the show is in previews and for a short time thereafter, our company Applause Theater Service (NY State license #71AP1001029) has access to discounted tickets for this show. All you have to do is call Applause Theater Service in New York at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 800-451-9930 and ask for the Ragtime BFV ticket discount. BFV stands for below face value, which is something we feel everyone should checkout before buying tickets for Broadway Shows.

There's never any pressure to buy anything at Applause, We're just Broadway ticket experts that like to talk about Broadway Theater and everything else going on in the city as well.

I hope you find this information helpful to you. Enjoy Ragtime The Musical or any of the other exciting Broadway shows playing.

Rich Gladstone
Applause Theater Service
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NY,NY 10036
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