At the dawn of the 20th century, everything is changing...and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together — that of a stifled but determined upper-class homemaker, an indomitable Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician — united by their courage and their pursuit of the American dream, against extraordinary odds. Ragtime was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and won for best score, book, and orchestrations. “Intoxicating” by the Associated Press, and “Explosive and thrilling!” by Bloomberg News, this acclaimed musical is an unflinching examination of human striving and a timeless celebration of the American spirit. Directed by Associate Artistic Director Dennis Razze, lauded for PSF’s completely sold out Evita last summer, West Side Story (2016) and Les Miserablés (2015), this production will be a “must see.” PG-13 for some offensive language.
Similar to the last three seasons, PSF expects the majority of performances for the musical to sell out. Order early for the best seating options.
Nkrumah Gatling (center) is aspiring Harlem musician Coalhouse Walker, Jr. with the company of Ragtime. Photo by Lee A. Butz.