RAGTIME Book by Terrance McNally Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Based on “Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow One of the most powerful and vibrant Broadway musicals of the last three decades, Ragtime tells the story of a restless America at the turn of the twentieth century where everything is changing and anything is possible. An upper-class wife, a Jewish immigrant and a daring Harlem musician – All three characters are united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. The Tony-winning score by Ahrens & Flaherty will exhilarate you as you are transported on “the wheels of a dream.” The cast will star Broadway veteran Leslie Castay as Mother, New York actor Brandon Nase as Coalhouse Walker Jr. and Kevin Murphy as Tateh. The cast will also feature such NOLA favorites as Keith Claverie (Henry Ford), Leslie Claverie (Emma Goldman), A.J. Allegra (Harry Houdini), Bob Pavlovich (Father), Maggie Windler (Evelyn Nesbitt) and Bryce Slocumb (Younger Brother). Ragtime will be directed by Michael E. McKelvey, choreographed by Polanco Jones Jr. and Jaune Buisson, and music directed by Jefferson Turner.