Ragtime is back! Performances of the revival of the 1998 Tony-winning musical—the show about bigotry in turn-of-the-20th-century New York City—begin today on Broadway. (Opening night is Nov. 15.) Yay!
All signs point to this particular production being somewhat highly anticipated, and with good reason. Back in May, Variety reviewed the Kennedy Center’s production of the show, from which this particular incarnation rose, and called it a “lavish and impeccably mounted production, which is simply stunning in every detail.” (Look out for EW’s review, of course, which will be published on opening night.) But for now, to satiate all you Ragtime fans out there, producers have released a short trailer about the production. It doesn’t reveal much of the actual look of the show—it’s more interviews with the cast sprinkled over some of the songs—but it still got me excited. Watch it here:
Is anyone else excited about the return of Ragtime? Did anyone see the Kennedy Center production earlier this year? Is anyone else humming “Wheels of a Dream” right now, like I am?