Ragtime, the Musical to play the Embassy Theatre – 11/5/2015


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News release from the Embassy Theatre:

Ragtime, the Musical to play the Embassy Theatre
Nov. 5, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets on sale now

(October 22, 2015) – Ragtime returns to the road in an all-new touring production that Bloomberg News hails as “explosive, thrilling and nothing short of a masterpiece.” Fort Wayne will be swept away by this ravishing and relevant production on Thursday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre. Tickets for Ragtime are on sale now and start at $28. Tickets can be purchased at the Embassy box office, by visiting Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1.800.745.3000. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more by calling 260.424.5665.

Winning Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Musical Score, this 13-time Tony Award-nominated musical is a timeless celebration of life, what it could and should be! The Hollywood Reporter declares that Ragtime is “one of the best musicals of recent decades.” Its celebrated score includes “Wheels of a Dream,” “Back to Before” and the title song “Ragtime.”

Ragtime features a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and is based on E.L. Doctorow’s best-selling 1975 novel. Tony-nominated Director & Choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge will helm the production with scenic design by Kevin Depinet, lighting design by Mike Baldassari and Sound Design by Craig Cassidy.

The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold set in turn-of-the-century New York with all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theater’s richest and most glorious Tony Award-winning score.

Ragtime, E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel, won the National Book Critics Circle Award and sold 4.5 million copies. It became a film in 1981 and a Broadway musical in 1998. The original 1998 production ran on Broadway for 834 performances. A 2009 Broadway revival received rapturous reviews and is now on tour throughout North America.

The Ragtime tour for North America is produced by Phoenix Entertainment www.phoenix-ent.com.

For more information, visit www.ragtimeontour.com.

Jam Theatricals (www.jamtheatricals.com) is proud to present Ragtime as part of the 2015-16 Broadway at the Embassy season with presenting sponsor MidWest America Federal Credit Union and media sponsors the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, the Journal Gazette and WPTA/WISE.


About Jam Theatricals
Jam Theatricals (Presenter) is a Chicago-based entertainment company that presents and produces Broadway engagements throughout North America. Under the direction of co-founders Arny Granat and Steve Traxler, Jam Theatricals manages subscription seasons in 30 cities where they strive to bring the best of Broadway to the communities served. Current presentations include some of Broadway’ biggest blockbusters: Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys and many more. Jam Theatricals and its principals are the recipients of eight Tony Awards® for producing Glengarry Glen Ross (Best Revival of a Play, 2005), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Best Musical, 2005), The History Boys (Best Play, 2006), August: Osage County (Best Play, 2008), Hair (Best Revival of a Musical, 2009), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Best Revival of a Play, 2013), All The Way (Best Play, 2014) and Fun Home (Best Musical, 2015). For more information, please visit www.jamtheatricals.com.

About the Embassy Theatre
Built in 1928, the historic Embassy Theatre features national productions from the Broadway stage, concerts of all musical formats, cinema, educational programming and a continued commitment to young people. For more information, visit www.fwembassytheatre.org.


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