RAGTIME

The Gallery Players continue their season with RAGTIME, opening April 22, 2017, and running through May 14, 2017, at their theater in Park Slope.

RAGTIME

The Gallery Players | 199 14th Street | Park Slope

The Gallery Players continue their season with RAGTIME, opening April 22, 2017, and running through May 14, 2017, at their theater in Park Slope.

This sweeping musical portrait of early 20th century America tells the story of three families in pursuit of the American Dream.

Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once On This Island, Seussical and Lucky Stiff), noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow’s distinguished novel, Ragtime is the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. Called by Time Magazine “A triumph for the stage,” and by the International Herald Tribune “the best musical in twenty years,” this acclaimed musical is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical.

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together — that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician — united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.

The Tony-winning score is just as diverse as the melting pot of America itself, drawing upon many musical styles from the ragtime rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley to the klezmer of the Lower East S

ide, from bold brass band marches to delicate waltzes, from up-tempo banjo tunes to period parlor songs and expansive anthems. A truly unique and powerful portrait of America.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Saturday, April 22 at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 23 at 3:00pm

Thursday, April 27 at 8:00pm
Friday, April 28 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 29 at 2:00pm
Saturday, April 29 at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 30 at 3:00pm

Thursday, May 4 at 8:00pm

Friday, May 5 at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 6 at 2:00pm
Saturday, May 6 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 7 at 3:00pm

Thursday, May 11 at 8:00pm
Friday, May 12 at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 13 at 2:00pm
Saturday, May 13 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 14 at 3:00pm

 

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About The Gallery Players

The Gallery Players (TGP) has provided Brooklyn audiences with quality theater since 1967. Located in Park Slope but beloved on both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge, The Gallery Players is dedicated to producing classic and contemporary plays and musicals as well as premiering new works. Recipient of the Off-Off Broadway Review’s 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement, and Innovative Theater (IT) awards for outstanding musical for Urinetown, Yank, and Like You Like It. The Gallery Players’ season comprises three plays and three musicals, covering a remarkably wide range of dramatic and comedic styles. The season finale is the annual Black Box New Play Festival, which gives world premier performances of works by playwrights.

TGP resides in a 99-seat theater in Park Slope, Brooklyn. TGP’ s reputation, critical acclaim, and popularity among audiences and artists puts it in an enviable position among its volunteer-only and Off-Off Broadway comparables.

 

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