Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane presents


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.”

Ragtime is by the award-winning team of Ahrens & Flaherty will be making its debut on the Dixon Hall stage.  Ragtime tells the story of America at the turn of the Twentieth Century and follows the lives of  Mother, the matriarch of middle class family, Coalhouse Walker Jr., an African-American musician, and Tateh, a Jewish immigrant. 

The cast w star Broadway veteran Leslie Castay as Mother 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), 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.