Ragtime at the Charing Cross Theatre
Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NL
Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime comes to the West End.
Directed by Thom Southerland, Ragtime is the Tony Award winning musical set at the dawn of the 20th Century, when everything is changing and anything is possible.
Set to theatre’s richest and most glorious Tony Award®-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, Ragtime is a timeless celebration of life – what it could and should be!
Ragtime runs from 8 October 2016 until 10 December 2016 at the Charing Cross Theatre.
It is the turn of the 20th Century in New York. An era is exploding. A century is spinning. And the people are moving in rhythm and rhyme to the music of Ragtime.
Based on the novel by E.L Doctorow, Ragtime weaves together the story of three groups in America, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr, a Harlem musician; Mother and her white, middle class family in New Rochelle; and, Tateh, a Jewish immigrant who has come to America with his daughter seeking a new life.
Their fictional lives become dramatically intertwined with one another as well as with historical figures including Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington, JP Morgan and Henry Ford.
The cast includes Anita Louise Combe, Earl Carpenter, Jonathan Stewart, Anthony Cable, Ako Mitchell, Jennifer Saayeng, Gary Tushaw, Joanna Hickman, Valerie Cutko, Christopher Dickins, Tom Giles, Simon Athony, Nolan Frederick, Semi Omooba, Kate Robson-Stuart, James Mack, Lemuel Knights, Bernadette Bangura, Sofia Manya, Martin Ludenbach, Jess Ryan, Alana Hinge, Rita Vyas, Ethan Quinn and Samuel Peterson.
Directed by Thom Southerland, Ragtime has music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and book by Terrence McNally.