Monday, September 18, 2017


Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Music by Stephen Flaherty
Directed by Mark Harborth
Produced by Gallery Players

Nomination: Outstanding Production of a Musical

About the Company: The Gallery Players’ mission is to provide the Brooklyn Community with professional-quality theater at an affordable cost, to nurture and support theater artists, and to cultivate an appreciation of theater in future generations.

About the Production: Three sets of characters, each representing Black, Jewish, and White America collide in a turn of the century musical that explores what it means to be American and how we treat each other has immense consequences on history.

Producer Jonathan King tells us about staging this historical musical with 36 actors and a real car!


What first attracted you to this project?

Jonathan: The timeliness of this show.

What was your favorite part of this production?

Jonathan: Casting 36 actors to sing in a 99 seat theater and having a wall of sound immerse our audience in this musical masterpiece.

What was the most challenging part of this production?

Jonathan: Casting 36 people and the logistics of that in such a small space.

What did you want to the audience to walk away with after watching Ragtime?

Jonathan: Seeing themselves in these characters. Also feeling that high quality theatre can live in Brooklyn, not just on Broadway.

What was the most unique aspect of this production for you?

Jonathan: We built a real car in our theater!

What was it like working with this group of artists?

Jonathan: I think this is the best show I have worked on with Gallery Players and think the cast and creative team did a stellar job.

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