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Ragtime

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Ragtime

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Randy Newman
genre:
Soundtracks

We gave it an A

The most compelling American musical-theater songwriting team since John Kander and Fred Ebb in the ’60s, composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens often attain epic grandeur in Ragtime by using foreshadowing and recurring motifs to interweave the lives of the 10 principals. From stars Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald, Peter Friedman, and Marin Mazzie to character players Jim Corti and Alex Strange, the casting could hardly be more apt. A