THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Terrence McNally's Ragtime (Video)

By Playbill Staff
January 18, 2013

The Tony Award-nominated Best Musical Ragtime opened on Broadway Jan. 18, 1988. In celebration of the Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty-Terrence McNally musical, Playbill.com looks back at Ragtime.



The 1998 production starred Marin Mazzie, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald and more. A revival, featuring Christiane Noll, Quentin Earl Darrington and Stephanie Umoh, was mounted in 2009. For more on the production, visit the Playbill Vault.

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Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell sing "Wheels of a Dream":

Christiane Noll sings "Back to Before":

Noll on "The View":

Noll at the Tony Awards:

Marin Mazzie sings "Back to Before" on the Playbill Cruise:

The cast of the original Broadway production performs on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show":

The original cast at the 1998 Tony Awards:

"Gettin' Ready Rag" from the 2009 revival:

The 2009 cast on the Thanksgiving Day Parade:

Highlights from the 2009 revival:

Audio of McDonald singing "Your Daddy's Son":

McDonald, James Wesley and Seth Rudetsky singing "Wheels of a Dream":

McDonald and Norm Lewis sing "Wheels of a Dream":

Stokes Mitchell sings "Wheels of a Dream":