The Tony Award-winning musical “Ragtime” returns to the road in an all-new production that is being hailed as “nothing short of a masterpiece.” The national tour will make its way to Morgantown for one show at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Showtime is set for 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000 and 304-293-SHOW (7469).
“Ragtime” is a timeless celebration of life — of what it could and should be. This production — set in turn-of-the-century New York — tells the stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician. All three are united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. The Hollywood Reporter declares that “Ragtime” is “one of the best musicals in recent decades.” Its Tony Award-winning score includes “Wheels of a Dream,” “Back to Before” and the title song, “Ragtime.”
The musical also earned a Tony Award for Best Book and received another 13 Tony nominations. This performance is based on E.L. Doctorow’s bestselling 1975 novel and features a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Tony-nominated director and choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge is at the helm of the production. Doctorow’s novel won the National Book Critics Circle award and sold 4.5 million copies. The story became a film in 1981 and a Broadway musical in 1998. The original Broadway production ran for 834 performances.
Tickets for the Nov. 4 show at the WVU Creative Arts Center range from $44 to $60, depending on location. WVU Student tickets are $23. Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000 and 304-293-SHOW (7469). The WVU Student discount is only available at the campus box offices. Limit one discounted ticket per valid WVU I.D.
This event is part of the University Toyota University Arts Series produced by WVU Arts & Entertainment. For additional information, call 304-293-SHOW (7469), or visit events.wvu.edu. Stay connected with the latest event updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by following @wvuevents.
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