When the revival of Ragtime, the Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens Tony Award winning musical produced last spring at the Kennedy Center, takes its Broadway bow in October, four Washington area performers will be in its 40 member curtain call. DC actors reprising their roles in New York are: Tracy Lynn Olivera as Brigit and others, 12 year old Christopher Cox as The Little Boy, Dan Manning as Grandfather, and Donna Migliaccio, who, on Sept 13th, will step out of her roles in the just opened The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) at MetroStage to once again play Emma Goldman.
New to the New York cast will be Robert Petkoff as Tateh, Stephanie Umoh as Sarah and Savannah Wise as Evelyn Nesbitt. Christiane Noll and Ron Behmer return as Mother and Father, as do Quentin Earl Darrington as Coalhouse Walker, Bobby Steggert as Mother’s Younger Brother, Sarah Rosenthal as the Little Girl, Jonathan Hammond as Harry Houdini, and Eric Jordan Young as Booker T. Washington.
Broadway audiences at the Neil Simon Theatre will be treated to the production design which garnered raves from the sold-out Kennedy Center production: critically acclaimed direction and choreography by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, the soaring ironwork set by Derek Lane, costumes by Santa Loquasto, lighting design by Edward J. Wilson, and original orchestrations by William David Brohn for the 28-piece orchestra led by musical director James Moore
Look for a special pre-opening behind-the-scenes DCTS feature by Joel Markowitz in October.
Ragtime begins performances on Broadway on Friday, October 23 and officially opens Sunday, November 15, 2009 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street). New York.