Ragtime, the musical adaptation of the novel by E.L. Doctorow, opened January 18,1998, at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The production played 27 previews and 834 performances before closing January 16, 2000, earning 13 Tony Award nominations and winning four, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.
Ragtime tells the story of an African-American family, a Jewish immigrant family, and a wealthy suburban WASP family in turn-of-the-century America. The musical features music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and a book by Terrence McNally.
Directed by Frank Galati, Ragtime featured musical staging by Graciela Daniele, production design by Eugene Lee, costume design by design Santo Loquasto with associate costume design/production costume coordination by Janet Grant, lighting design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, sound design by Jonathan Deans, and projection design by Wendall K. Harrington with stage management by Randall Whitescarver, Tom Capps, and Dean R. Greer. Visit the Playbill Vault for the complete cast and creative team.