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  Ragtime at Ford's Theatre


Ford's Theatre
511 Tenth Street, N.W. Washington

Famous historical characters and a rich score propel Ragtime through a spectacular re-creation of turn-of-the-century New York. Based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel, this 13-time Tony-nominated musical paints a nostalgic and powerful portrait of three diverse families whose fates become unexpectedly intertwined. With music and lyrics by the Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the show boasts a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally and such iconic songs as "Getting Ready Rag," "Wheels of a Dream," "Till We Reach That Day" and "Make Them Hear You." See this unforgettable musical at Ford's Theatre.

Thru - May 20, 2017

Mondays: 7:30pm
Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Box Office: 202-347-4833

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MetroWeekly - Highly Recommended

"...It's a musical. It's a concert. It's an Americana-themed theatrical event. It's Ragtime, a late twentieth-century blockbuster about turn-of-the-century American history that critics declared stiff, and a lot worse, when it first debuted. Despite its Hall of Presidents renditions of several complicated, larger-than-life historical figures, it went on to garner a bevy of fans and four Tonys, including Best Original Musical Score."

Andre Hereford

BroadwayWorld - Recommended

"...What a cast this is. Reprising the role that earned him a Helen Hayes award, Kevin McAllister gives his whole heart and energy as Coalhouse Walker, Jr. Nova Y. Payton, fresh off the successful CAROLINE, OR CHANGE at Round House Theatre, delivers a beautiful, sweet innocence as the shy, questioning Sarah. You instantly love her, and I will happily watch the both of them in as many productions as are possible."
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Heather Nadolny

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...This Ford's incarnation of the often-produced Ragtime has a palpable, robust personality. Under Peter Flynn's lucid direction Ragtime is full of heart and optimism, sorrow, and anger, with humor dished out as well, that is stunningly sung and deeply conveyed by a remarkable cast of local; yes local, DC area talent."
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David Siegel

The Georgetowner - Highly Recommended

"...The music in in "Ragtime" is every bit as expressive as dialogue in a play or arias in an opera. The songs are not necessarily stand alone. They exist very much as the identifying qualities of character, but in the ragtime music, it has its overarching theme of change, at the beginning, coursing to the climax. "Getting Ready Rag," "Nothing Like the City," "Your Daddy's Son," "The Wheels of a Dream" and "Back to Before," a kind of sad lament and acceptance of change by Mother, are all integral parts of the play."
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Gary Tischler

MD Theatre Guide - Highly Recommended

"...Overall, I highly recommend "Ragtime" at Ford's Theatre. The powerful vocal performances and acting will stay in your soul long after you leave the theatre."
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Liz Ruth-Brinegar

DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

"...The joy of this show is how beautifully it moved and how the ensemble worked together to deliver every moment."
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Susan Galbraith

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